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Frontier Room - what a dissappointment!

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Frontier Room - what a dissappointment!

krissy | Nov 18, 2002 11:54 AM

Friend and I went to Frontier Room on Friday night, all ready for a good barbeque experience. Sadly, we're still looking...

The room was cold during the whole evening. Good barbeque makes you want to roll up your sleeves, but it was too cold to do so. The waitress complaining about just starting her shift. She also was incapable of pronouncing 'Pilsner Urquell' - to the point that I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived, as I thought I was getting something else entirely.

We both ordered the 1/2 rack baby back ribs which came with coleslaw, an we ordered a side of cornbread.

The ribs, while meaty, and hot were...oh, how shall I say this...BORING. Even with the sauce...I've been pleased, happy, disgusted, and ecstactic with ribs, but I've never been bored! Same with the coleslaw - so bland it was funny. The corn muffins were decent, with flecks of jalepano. It was as if they were afraid to commit to any flavor profile, and didn't want to shock anyone with actual heat in the ribs, so they went way too far the other way and eliminated most of the flavor, including salt.

We also had dessert (the muffins were decent, we had hopes for the baker); pecan pie for me, apple cobbler for my friend. The Pecan pie was ice cold, straight out of the fridge, and tasted like no pecan pie I've ever had...more like treacle tart, if you've ever had that...too sweet, with an odd taste that had nothing to do with pecan pie. And the apple cobbler, at $6.50 was a joke. Obviously baked a long time previous to the dinner hour, it was a miniature white hockey puck, shrunked far away from the sides of it's pot. There were about 3 slices of apple under this thick, flabby microwave biscuit mixture. Nasty.

So, We'll keep looking for a good barbeque experience.

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