The best things about BBQ are the complex smokiness and crustiness of the meat. The food at Joe's Real BBQ is good, but I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't satisfy my BBQ fix at all.
On several different visits, I've had the ribs, brisket, and chicken. As I write this, I just finished eating some of Joe's ribs. The texture of all the meat is okay, but it's missing those qualities I look for in stellar BBQ. I'm not a fan of BBQ that tastes like it's been cooked in the oven, and while the BBQ at Joe's is not quite that simplistic, the meat is definitely missing something. The sauce tries hard to make up for what the meat is lacking in depth.
I've yet to find a BBQ spot in the valley that will satisfy my fix, but I've heard good things about Stacy's and The Pitts Again.