Hadn’t been for a few months and stopped by Atwater FM to pick up some veggies and a little bbq breakfast. Gone was the eraserboard menu, replaced with menus on fancy cardstock with fancy prices. Neil was standing by, Bluetooth in ear, wearing a look of general disinterest.
Gone is the $4 pulled pork sandwich, replaced with a $6 “perfect pulled pork sandwich.” Same thing; some slaw on top. I ordered a half pound of brisket. Never having been burned in the past I didn’t even glance at the container. I got it home and it would have been a stretch to call it anything more then a generous quarter pound. Really? "Et tu, Big Mista?"
Sad as it makes me to say, I think they’ve crossed the bougie rubicon. In fairness, the bbq is still excellent, but when the prices go up and the portions get small the writing’s on the wall (jgold effect, in effect). Time to head off to parts unknown for my bbq fix.