I had cleverly thawed out the wrong kind of chicken for the saltimboca to use up the last of the prosciutto... so, what were we to do up here in the chain restaurant wasteland? We went to our favorite little BBQ joint, BBQ Club. For those of you in the other valley and points south, it is worth the drive!
Usually a takeout option in our book since the ambiance is limited, we had never eaten there before. Well, because of this we had never had the pork chops. But I will get to that.
Started off with catfish nuggets. Yum. Nice spicy dipping sauce, flavorful coating not to thick. Even the 5 year old loved these, and he usually limits his dining choices to brown and yellow (grilled cheese, quesadilla, pizza, chicken nuggets, hamburgers, and tamago at sushi bars). Then for main I had the pork spareribs which are always excellent - smoky wood flavor and a nice zippy BBQ sauce. Sides were an ok baked beans and some nice collard greens of course made better by bacon fat. Hubby had the blackened pork chops. I traded him a rib for a chop. Thin cut, there must have been 4 on the plate, blackened but still moist in the center. Wow were these fabulous. With the etouffee sauce on them, this is one of those dishes I will think about and will need regular monthly servings of. We talked to the cook and he also recommended the snapper for the next time. We also like to get take out - ribs, rib tips, brisket, hot links - from here. Brisket has been good but occasionally a bit on the dry side. Hot links are fire hot but in a good way. If your travels bring you to our valley, be sure to go here. As a bonus, Friday & Saturday they have live music (jazz/blues). On Bouquet Canyon (San Fernando Road) and Soledad Canyon behind Del Taco.