The FNP has an interesting article in the Entertainment section about both Mountaindale General Store and Mountaindale Convenience Store and the BBQ offerings they have there. I remembered that there were a few comments about Mountaindale General Store in this post and how the barbecue just wasn’t the same as the original from years ago. Apparently the General Store has had several owners in recent years but the current owner of two months, Marie Kuhn, has purchased the original recipe from Doug Tomlin and is now serving sandwiches and other barbecue using that recipe.
I’d heard that Mountaindale General Store used to have famous barbecue but that the store was sold and the barbecue wasn’t as good with its new owners. Apparently the deli has switched hands a couple times.
The newest owner, Marie Kuhn, who also lives in Mountaindale and bought the store about 2 1/2 months ago, knew what she had to do — buy the barbecue recipe from its creator, former owner Doug Tomlin.
“As soon as they hear it’s Doug’s recipe, they’re back here,” Kuhn said.
She sells pork barbecue, beef barbecue and, on specialty days, chicken barbecue and/or ribs. She buys all the meat from Shuff’s Meat Market in Thurmont , and she doesn’t use frozen meat — period.
Has anyone been there in the past couple months? If you do go, and if you remember how yummy those bbq sandwiches used to be, let us know how they compare!