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Montana's Cookhouse - Edmonton

livetocook | Feb 25, 200802:24 PM

Hey guys just thought I'd give some of you a heads up that, holy man, this place has gone downhill. Okay, so it's not the greatest restaurant to begin with but, this past weekend we went for ribs at the one on Calgary trail and I just couldn't believe how bad the meal was.

I used to frequent this place about 10 years ago all the time as my ex's brother was the assistant manager. We always loved the ribs and the texas bold sauce. Fast forward to now and my hubby loves this place too. He's a huge rib eater and always found them to be the best in the city.

First off, I'm the chowhound in the relationship and it was my choice to go there. I have a cheat day every Saturday. Basically I eat whatever I want that day and this week the craving was ribs and fries. We frequent this place about twice a year and I usually get the fajitas.

We all know that service has gone downhill since this economy exploded. So it wasn't a big deal that it took 10 minutes for someone to hand us menus (in the bar), another 10 mintues to take our order, another 10 minutes to clean off the table (that I asked from the beginning to do) and another 40 minutes after that before we got our meal.

Heck I was in a great mood, out with my hubby, drinking some beer, kickin' back. Well our meal arrives. I've never ordered the back ribs before (always got side ribs, if I get ribs) and first I see, little to no sauce on the ribs.

"Hmm that's strange, I always thought they were saucy." And my fries are cold. "Fine whatever." My steamed veggies were toasty so it balances out. ??

Now I dig into my ribs. Hmm, they don't fall off the bone like I remember (maybe they never did, I could have dreamed that) and wow, they are BLAND.

By the second rib, I start to get grossed out. Yes, this is my cheat day but, to see a layer of fat on top of the ribs and it's corresponding grease running down my thumb...I'd had enough.

"Well baby," I say to my husband. "Here's your lunch for Monday. I'm just going to finish my fries"

Agghh I knew we should have gone to Mikado's but, once ribs are mentioned in the ear shot of hubby, there's no turning back.

Well at least my rib craving is gone :)

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