Those ribs, tender and glazed with owner Rob's mama's sauce recipe, and smoked each morning with absolutely none of yesterday's leftovers allowed anywhere near that dining room, are legit.Walking in to this spankin' new 'cue joint, you may be taken aback by the atmosphere, decor, and impressively well-stocked bar... a departure from the usual barbecue restaurant's... er, minimalist aesthetic. Of course, there's a time and a place for legit dirt-floor barbecue shacks, but when it comes down to date night or just a hankering for a nice sophisticated supper, Carizma stands out among almost all the 'cue joints in the area.
But don't you dare assume that because Carizma lacks the styrofoam plates and unassuming atmosphere, they don't have real and true barbecue chops. Because this BBQ fan can assure you: those ribs, tender and glazed with owner Rob's mama's sauce recipe, and smoked each morning with absolutely none of yesterday's leftovers allowed anywhere near that dining room, are legit. The meats are tender and smoky, Mom's sauce is on the sweet side with a little kick of pizazz, and the menu will feature collard and mac 'n cheese in the coming weeks. Those meaty victuals are the genuine articles. So are the baked beans. And the warm peach cobbler. Need I go on? Probably not, because all you barbecue enthusiasts should already be penciling a visit to Carizma into your schedules. We recommend making a beeline at any time, but note that this joint hosts live blues and jazz on their indoor stage each weekend. With the full bar and cocktails. Oh, and for the many folks in the neighborhood with kids, Carizma will soon offer kids' karaoke. And if that's not a good reason to hit up Howell Mill for this spot, we don't know what is.
Monday - Friday, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m., 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.