Over the holiday’s I had seen what looked like a BBQ place getting ready to open at the backside of the Galleria Mall. (Way in the back of the parking lot, right about where the Old Spaghetti Factory used to be.) So tonight Mr. Z (SZ) and I drove by to check out the progress…. YAY! They are open. We are always looking for something new, and good BBQ is hard to find here, so we wanted to give it a shot. We sat in the bar which it seems is nonsmoking, with a ‘cigar’ room off of the bar. I had the Fiery Hot Links sandwich on a hoagy roll, with coleslaw, and SZ had the chopped pork sandwich with fries. My sandwich had the option (for .89cents) of added grilled onions. I wanted them but knew I would regret it with some serious heartburn, so resisted. The bar tender asked me a couple of times about the coleslaw decision, telling me that it is a vinegar base as opposed to mayo, but I think that is a plus, so I kept reassuring her that yes, that is what I wanted. The food came fairly quickly, and looked great. My Links sandwich had the grilled onions which of course I had to eat, couldn’t waste them! The flavors were really good, my sandwich was spicy, the hoagy roll toasted just right, and the grilled onions…mmmm The coleslaw was very fresh and a nice compliment to the ‘fiery hot’. The chopped pork sandwich was ‘outstanding’ according to SZ, he loved the tangy sauce and the pickles it came with. Although after two bites, he had to eat it with a fork and knife, but that didn’t take away from the flavors. The fries were just fine, pretty ordinary fare. In looking over the menu next time we are going to share a combination platter, ½ of a chicken, and two meats, two sides for $17.95. We talked to another patron at the bar who had been there a couple of times (his office is nearby), and he said the other meats come with different types of sauces, depending on the meat, and it is all really good.
Prices were reasonable - $8.95 Link sandwich/$9.95 Pork sandwich (dinner prices) and $3.00 beers.
We will be going back for sure.
721 Mall Ring Circle