Devil’s Alley – BBQ in Philly

DevilsAlley_exteriorThe hubby and I were enjoying our 4th of July holiday in Philadelphia, when we had a craving for barbecue, after all what’s the 4th without some grilled meat?! I quickly texted my cousin for some good BBQ nearby in Rittenhouse Square, and she recommended Devil’s Alley. It was a cool place with a bar, two floors and a big leafy tree in the middle with lights on it {you know how I love those Christmas lights ;)} It was a stifling hot summer day, and even inside it was pretty toasty which made the wait for the food seem even longer!

DevilsAlley_interiorWe started out with the Grilled Chicken Wings in a spicy dry rub and cucumber salad. These were really great wings, the dry rub was exploding with flavors, and the chicken was moist and tender. I also really enjoyed the refreshing crunchy cucumber salad along with a chipotle type creamy sauce that was drizzled on the plate.

DevilsAlley_wingsFor my entree I went for the BBQ Combo  – 1/4 chicken and a 1/4 rack of ribs with the mac & cheese with tomato jam and baked beans (I told you I needed meat!). I got the spicy rub on the chicken and got BBQ sauce on the ribs, and sadly I was very disappointed with the BBQ sauce. It was way too sweet, it tasted like pure honey, and no spicy kick to it whatsoever. The baked beans were made with the same BBQ sauce, so again, not very good. The mac & cheese was probably my favorite, although I didn’t really love the tomato jam (weird because I love all things tomato).

DevilsAlley_comboplateP got the Pulled Pork Sandwich, and said it was ok, but nothing too great. Honestly, I think we were spoiled by our recent experience at Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue which is truly top notch.

DevilsAlley_pulledporksandwichDevil’s Alley seemed like a cool bar/restaurant in a great location, but the barbecue wasn’t really that great. If I ever went back, I’d have to try a different genre on the menu and hopefully I’d have more success!

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

Devil’s Alley | | 1907 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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