I finally decided to give Ranger Texas BBQ a try last week and was pleasantly surprised...so much so that I decided to return again today for more. I had posted in an earlier message that from the outside, Legends Bar looks like a place only men would frequent. That is the primary reason why I stayed away for so long. Feeling brave, and having read some positive posts from other hounds on this subject, I decided to walk right in check it out. It was nice to see that there were two families eating in the sit down area. FYI, the seating area has approximately 7 tables that seat 2 to 4 people each. The service was very friendly and most helpful.
Being the cautious person that I am, I ordered the beef short ribs on both occasions. The meat was tender and had that beautiful smoky flavor and aroma that accompanied me all the way back home. I added a bit of the BBQ sauce that they serve on the side, and the taste was a nice complement to the natural flavor of the meat. I also tried the potato and coleslaw salads. Both were very tasty....not overly drowned in mayo and with a mild sweetness to each salad. I think I may have detected chopped apples in the potato salad? Someone please confirm. O.K., so 2 lbs. of loaded beef short ribs along with 1 pint container of potato and one of coleslaw cost me $43. The ribs were loaded with meat, and again, delicious. Next time I'll have to try the pork or brisket.
Thanks to all those who recommended the place. I can't believe that I used to travel to Pearsons back in the day when they had a location in Long Island City, and having Legends so close to me never raised my curiosity until now.
By the way, does anyone know who or what is Bubba? While I was waiting for my takeout order, some guy who looked like the owner was offering the diners there a tour of the back where they prepare the BBQ. He said he was surprised that no one had seen Bubba. I was curious but in a rush, so Bubba will have to wait.