Following Melanie's excellent posts (see link), three of usstopped at Rob's on Monday for brunch. I would never have found the place without the posts. Thank you Melanie.
The place is tiny, only 4 or 5 tables. There is also a patio with a few more tables, but the cold weather ruled that out.
We arrived just after 11:00am and the place was empty. The cowbell sounded our entrance, and we were greeted by Rob, who left almost immediately, leaving the place staffed by his friend Greg doing the cooking and a waitress whose name now escapes me.
I ordered the Tri-tip Breakfast which came with three thick, smoky delicious slices of tri-tip, biscuits and sausage gravy, and three perfectly cooked sunnyside eggs. The Tri-tip was not too tough or fatty, and the smoky flvor was wonderful. We all loved it.
Barbara had the BBQ'd Beef Ribs with sides of Blue Cheese Polenta, and Herbed Potato Cakes. The ribs came with a baked on sauce that was ok, nothing special. There was not a lot of meat on the ribs, but they were well cooked and had a good smoky taste. The polenta was a soft polenta with lots of blue cheese baked in. It was very good. The potato cakes were a thick, crusty pancake that were more like fried mashed potatoes than potato pancakes. Whatever they were we all liked them very much. She also had a BBQ'd oyster with the same sauce as the ribs. I'm not a fan of BBQ'd oysters, but this one was better than any I've ever had.
Bonni had sides of Collard Greens and Macaroni and Cheese. These "sides" were quite large. The collards were prepared with little pieces of bacon and onions. They were very good, still slighty crisp and flavorful. Definitely not overcooked. The Mac and Cheese was as Melanie described it, perfecto. Bonni, who is a big Mac&Cheese fan declared it the best she's had.