Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I done ate lots of places...

...since I finally got a job!!

I've been to the new BBQ place out on 150 three times now. Hickory River, a chain that boasts about its Texas-style barbecue, was good the first two times, but merely mediocre the last time, which was a very cold night with little business. The pulled pork tasted like it had been sitting for a while. I mentioned that to the guy, and he gave us a $5 gift card for next time, of which there will be many next times.

Went back to the Burger Barge for the first time in quite a while. The last time I went there, it was so smoky that I immediately got a headache and when the food arrived, I asked for a box to take it home (full disclosure: I'm a smoker). This time, due to the new law forcing the likes of us outside for our carcinogenic pleasures, the visit was very pleasant. Busy night, with only one six-top table available. Me and the wife took it, and then when a young couple came in looking around for a place to sit, I waved them over to share our table. As far as food goes, the wife had a tenderloin (at the Burger Barge? That's kwazy!!!) and I had the Coney Burger. We split the frips (fries and chips) and walked out happy and full. The menu is so big, well, I just quiver thinking about all the possibilities. They even do breakfast!!

I plan on doing some more dining out, so keep up with stuff.


Peoria Peepers said...

Woo hoo!! Glad to see some dining reviews from you again.
I'm about due for another trip to the Burger Barge.

Nomer said...

we need to go on a double date - jim likes that new bbq place too.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Yet another burger joint. Last time I was there I saw a cockroach run across the table.... I know a lot of people like Burger Barge, but it is pretty filthy.