I found two places I would like to share with others.
One is a BBQ place called "Rubs" located in a strip mall on Howe Avenue, right next to Pete's Pizza.
Odd location witht he entrance around back.
They smoke their meats and serve the sauce in a salad bar type set up.
I ordered a two meat combo,1/2 of a chicken and sliced Brisket and actually only tried the sauce as an afterthought, the meat was that good.
I did not care for the cornbread, the Macaroni salad was ok.
I could see going back just for the meat.
The other place is the Fiesta Mexicana on 65th and Elvas.
They serve Michuacan style cooking. I tried the Posole and a Chile Relleno.
Both were outstanding.
Service was very friendly and the prices were reasonable.
My friend also very much liked her combination plate and raved about her Relleno, saying it was the best she has ever had.
The very pleasant surprise was the music.
A couple, Katrina and Mario, both from Columbia, perform latin American music each Sunday from 6;30 to 8:00 or so.
She has the sweetest voice and plays guitar, he plays flute and Saxophone.
This would be a place worth visiting again and again.
I am glad I found it.