Three houndly friends and I met today for lunch at Beaver's on Durham and Washington. The company was great, the food . . . not so.
One of the other lunchers and I shared the burger and the ribs.
Great hay is made on the menu about the burger meat mix including pork. The thing was still dry and tasteless. We ordered it medium and there was nary a hint of pinkness in it. And the condiments and garnishes were meager and limp.
The ribs were really bad. They were heavily encrusted with a rub that made them taste bitter and chemical-ly. Our impression was that they cut them all apart before the lunch rush started and by the time we got served, they were rather dry. They were tough too boot. The sauce was bitter and thin. The baked beans were not really baked - more of a dry chili-bean sort of deal. The mac & cheese were OK.
We shared a bowl of the cheddar/beer hot dip and it was fairly tasteless, too.
My friends were interested in Beaver's because it is a Monica Pope restaurant. I'm newish to Houston, so that doesn't mean much to me, although I did enjoy my visit to t'afia a couple weeks ago. But Beaver's? I must in honesty recommend giving it a miss.
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