Boagman and I went in search of the seemingly extinct Boogaloo sandwich/sauce ... and I found it at Chef Greg's Soul -n- The Wall restaurant (carry-out). Greg admits that he did not get the recipe from Brothers' Ribs, but he's confident in his reconstruction ... and from my memories of Brothers' Ribs 20+ years ago, I think he has nailed it. He is not an amateur in the kitchen. He is a graduate of the HFCC culinary program and has a background doing event catering for Marriott in LA and Detroit.
He offers several Boogaloo sandwich alternatives:
- 6" or 8" sandwich
- Drenched in Boogaloo sauce ...
- Toasted white bun ... (I'm dreaming of a fresh baguette)
- American cheese ...
- Protein choices are:
-- Loose ground beef; or,
-- Shaved steak as the protein; or,
-- Chicken as the protein
The sandwich comes with crinkle-cut fries and they were prepared perfectly. But the fries are just fries. Good; but nothing special. I did find myself dipping my fries in the Boogaloo sauce.
I opt'd for the steak Boogaloo. The food is cooked to order and arrives hot from the grill. It is the same sandwich from my hazy memory. I tried to buy a bottle of sauce, but he did not have bottles in-stock. Shucks, I'll have to visit again. Note to self: Pack an empty sauce bottle.
He also does an excellent butter crust, peach cobbler that is served warm. I recommend it. Splurge. Get the large serving.
The SW corner of Curtis & Wyoming is not a great neighborhood. I'll visit during daylight, but not after sunset. I was able to park on the street, right outside the front door. There are two 4-tops, but the seating space is somewhat cramped ... and I only recall seating for six(?).
Given the tiny space, Greg seems to-do mostly carry-out. He works his craft behind ballistic plexi and has a pass-thru for money and food ... but he came into the dining room to chat briefly.
What would I change? Sauce on the side, but I like a pretty light touch with most sauces/toppings.
Will I return? Yes!
Why 5-stars? Greg delighted me. He resurrected the Boogaloo sandwich and seems to be doing great food, under difficult circumstances.