It appears you waited too long.
just a single data point, and I’m far from a bbq aficionado, but I tried Maple Block for the first time a few months ago and I actually really enjoyed it, comparable in some ways to Bludso’s (La Brea) and better than others like Gus’s in South Pas, and better than Baby Blue’s from Venice. We had the moist brisket and it was very fine. Mac and cheese, and cole slaw, were both great sides. The hot links/sausages were tasty but sooo spicy. I’d go back and try more of their menu again.