I have been to Ridgewood BBQ several times, but everytime I have been there, it has been during the week. I drove 140 miles to that destination and when I arrived, they were closed.
Made a mjaor mistake and went back to the main hwy between Johnson City and Bristol and stopped a a decent appearing BBQ place called Partners Bar-B-Que. They served some type of slice and chopped porked with no taste covered with an enormous amount of their sauce. I paid $10.00 for their place which included pork BBQ, slaw and fries. I took a few bites of their fries, a few more bites of their slaw which was fair and left.
The pork tasted stale like it had been frozen and left in the freezer.
Chalk it up to experience.
Paul E. Smith