Friday, June 24, 2011

BBQ Review


Last week Nicole graduated from the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) program at BOCES. Now I can put her to work so I can buy that pony I never got as a kid. To celebrate, her family and I went out to dinner at a new BBQ place, American BBQ and 151 Bar & Grill. I was super excited because I don’t often go out for bbq; there aren’t many places around where I live.

This joint has a nice homey feeling and we were seated at a big comfy booth in the corner. I was salivating just looking over the menu which had a nice variety. What’s awesome is Nicole’s dad loves to eat and he usually orders a lot of food. This night was no exception. For our appetizers we started off with some corn fritters. We got two orders. The waitress said each order came with about 10 each but there had to be at least 15 in each order. I’ve had some pretty good corn fritters before but these were phenomenal. I would like to use the term melt in your mouth. I’m thinking about stopping by after work just for an order of those bad boys.

I probably don’t even need to tell you the rest of the food we got; you probably want to go just based on the corn fritters. We also got nachos but these weren’t any old nachos, they were topped with pulled pork, yes you read that right, pulled pork. I added some chipotle bbq sauce and jalapenos to the ones I ate. I might have to put some bbq sauce on my keyboard and take a bite just to get a fix right now. Oh yeah, there was also a salad bar with all the fixings but I can’t make salad sound better than it is so I will move on to the main course.

We ordered what was called the 151 Feast. It came with a smoked chicken, brisket, pulled pork, ribs and four sides that we got to pick. We chose homemade mac ‘n’ cheese, collard greens, biscuits & gravy and sweet potato tater tots (which I have never heard of or seen before). I have never had smoked chicken before this night. It had such a great flavor to it. The brisket and pulled pork were of course delicious. The ribs, oh my, the ribs, fell clean off the bone, so tender. I added bbq sauce to everything cuz I love me some bbq sauce. Nicole also got a burger that was topped with pulled pork, genius!! I’m going to put pulled pork on my cereal and see how it tastes; it seems it can be put on anything.

To wash down all this deliciousness I had a Sam Adams Summer Ale. We were so stuffed that we couldn’t fit in any dessert but we have to got back for some because they had something called fried cheesecake, intrigued? I know I am. There were so many leftovers, which is one of the best parts of eating out, right? I ate bbq for the next two days for lunch. The aroma of it cooking in the microwave was almost orgasmic.

Not only was the food out of this world but the waitress was super friendly and very attentive; it may have been because we were like the only people there. I hate tipping because I am a cheap-ass but I would of tipped extra for her (Nicole’s father picked up the tab, mmmm free food). Great service just makes the dining experience that much better. I don’t think I can think of anything I didn’t like about the place. I am definitely planning on going back again real soon. Now wipe the drool off your keyboard so you can leave me a comment regarding your jealousy.

10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to Nicole! And come down where I live - all the BBQ and pulled pork you can handle. And then some.

Joshua said...

Congrats! But you lost me at BBQ.

Ms. A said...

Congratulations to Nicole! You can't beat good BBQ!

Kelley said...

Mmmm!! That sounds really good! I can't be jealous, though. I live in Texas. Good BBQ is EVERWARS!

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

I would love to be able to eat out anywhere just not to have the same old food cooked by either me or hubby something nice and different would be good............who am I kidding if I did go out I would eat the same type of food I have at home because that is who I am............

Bushman said...

I love BBQ and you should research on how to make your own corn fritters. It's really easy and you can jazz em up with fun things like jalapenos or bacon.

Cheeseboy said...

Attractive waiters are the best! Especially when they are females.

Good luck with that pony. I'd love to saddle up once in a while.

Teachinfourth said...

You can never beat a good BBQ! I know that I'm always on the lookout for a new favorite favorite place...

Pat Tillett said...

Oh yeah! I never met a BBQ meal that I didn't like. On my last BD (a big one) we had a party and had the best local BBQ place cater it. We ordered WAY too much food on purpose and froze the leftovers. I've had so much BBQ over the past few months, that I'm oozing sauce from my pores. Congrats to Nicole and good luck getting that pony!

Baby Sister said...

Hmmmm...sounds divine!!