After paying for the ribs, I sat at one of tables that Gardner's has in front of the store. When I first unwrapped the ribs from their foil, I noticed that they were pretty big and that they weren't cut. They also looked like they were going to be tough and certainly weren't falling off of the bone. Luckily, they weren't tough at all and they were loaded with meat!
I tried the first rib by itself and thought it was ok. The meat was nice and tender but the rub didn't have much flavor. Things got better when I added the barbecue sauce that came on the side. It was a little too ketchup-y but pretty good. A few people walked by and saw me eating ribs outside the market and went and got their own. One woman pleaded with her husband not to go for ribs, a battle she obviously had no chance of winning. When I wasn't making a mess of myself devouring ribs, I was digging into the beans and the slaw. The beans were average if a bit sweet but the slaw was unbelievably good. I honestly never eat slaw but this came with lunch so I tried it and it was awesome. It had a fresh, crisp texture and just the right amount of moisture.
I didn't see what days these ribs are available but I do know that the Joy Wallace setup is currently there from 11am to 6pm on Saturdays. If you're looking for a nice deal for lunch and you happen to be in the Grove then, check it out. The half rack I got was a ton of food, so much that I actually left a rib on the plate and had my membership to the Clean Plate Club temporarily suspended. All for a good cause :)