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T-Rex: pleasant surprise


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T-Rex: pleasant surprise

JasmineG | | Oct 23, 2006 03:13 AM

I went to T-Rex on Friday night with family, a little unsure because of the mixed reports that I've seen on this board and elsewhere. We ordered the smoked chicken drumsticks with blue cheese dressing as an appetizer, shared a half rack of the baby back ribs and an order of the brisket (both with spicy sauce), and as sides got the cornbread, the succotash, the greens and the fries. The drumsticks were really excellent with just enough smoked flavor. The ribs were fine, nothing fantastic, though I did really like the potato salad that came on the side of the ribs. The brisket, however, was really outstanding, moist, full of flavor, just perfectly done.

As for the sides, the cornbread and the fries were the real hits. I liked the cornbread a lot, though it was a little sweet for my taste. I didn't like the greens, and the succotash was okay.

The service definitely has issues, though -- I'm pretty patient in restaurants, but I had to get someone else to send our server over to us to place a drink order, and she wasn't so good at following up or giving suggestions either. The manager who was at the door, though, seemed more on top of his game.

I'll definitely go back for those drumsticks and brisket, and maybe will see how dessert is.