Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Goode Company BBQ - Houston, TX

I spent a night in Houston last week and it was a given that I was going to have BBQ for dinner.  I asked the women behind the desk for a recommendation and she handed me a list.  I asked which is the best of the listing provided and she said, without hesitation, Goode Company BBQ.

This place was a cafeteria style restaurant with a limited amount of seating inside, but plenty of tables outside.  I got in line and ordered the following: 
- 3 meat sample of brisket, pork ribs, and smoked jalepeno sausage, side of jambalaya rice, and potatoe salad and jalapeno cheese bread.
- An extra order of ribs with jalapeno bread.
- Lone Star Beer
- Rootbeer.

It sounds like a lot of food, and I guess it is, but I am not in Texas too often and I wasn't going miss an opportunity to take advantage of delicious BBQ.   Plus, I had a piece of Tuna for lunch (healthy) so i deserved a feast for dinner.  Words cannot describe how good this food was, so I will let the pictures do the talking.  By far the best BBQ I have ever had.

-Lunch Pail

3 Meat Combo covered in Sauce

Dry Rub Ribs and a Lone Star

Brisket Smoke Ring

Rib Shot

End Result

Monday, May 17, 2010

Country Pancake House - Ridgewood, NJ

While watching reruns of the Chow Down Countdown on the Travel Channel this weekend I realized I had a picture from the Country Pancake House in Ridgewood, NJ that I had not yet published.  Seegs, Serious Meat, and I took a trip there a while ago on a Sunday morning.  I have been there a few times before and expected there to be a line.  It was about an hour wait, but knowing how good the breakfast was going to be made the hour wait easier to handle.

The menu consists of over 90 pancakes, 50 types of waffles, about 75 egg/omelet options, and that is just the breakfast menu!  While waiting for your food to be prepared, they give each table a basket of cornbread and chocolate chip cornbread, which are both phenomenal.  Serious Meat and I went with the corned beef has and eggs plate with carpet bagger pancakes (pictured below).  Notice the size of the pancake that comes with an egg breakfast.  They give you two, and these are considered the small ones.  Seegs ordered he Gouda Cheese french toast which she took 2 bites of, realized it was a terrible decision to order that mess, and proceeded to eat off of my plate.

If you don't mind a long wait, or are willing to wake up early on a weekend, get some breakfast at the Country Pancake House.  You will not be disappointed.

Next time I go I think I will order the turkey club sandwich.  The table next to us ordered it and it took all of my power not to ask them for a bite of it.

- Lunch Pail

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gino's East - Chicago, IL

In between fighting crime and woodchucking Jack on the rocks, Snee was able to find some time to enjoy a beer and a  big sausage pizza for lunch from Gino's East during his recent trip to Chicago.  I hope Snee isn't the type of kid that doesn't eat their crust.  People like that bug me.

This looks amazing...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Give it up for Timmy!

Cafeteria Cheeststeak

Around 11 am this morning I started thinking about what I was going to have for lunch today since I forgot my turkey and cheese with hot sauce on wheat bread sandwich in my refrigerator.  Since I had a salad yesterday, there was no need for veggies today and it was too hot for a soup.  They usually have fish as the entree on Fridays but I don't really trust it.  After a brief brainstorm and a few clicks through, I decided I was going to get a cheesesteak.  To my surprise, posted on the menu board for the grill station as the special for the day were cheesesteaks.  Bingo. 

I got mine with some onions, mushrooms, spinach, BBQ sauce, and yellow American cheese.  The yellow American is huge because it melts all sloppy like the cheeze-wiz on a Pat's cheesesteak in Philly.  The spinach was a dumb idea and I don't know why I did it.  Especially since most of it ended up in the second half of the sandwich, which made it more of a Spinach and steak sandwich than a cheesesteak. 

Overall it was a great sandwich, not as good as the real deal, but much better than a shit house Steak-Um.

- Lunch Pail.

Freedom Bread Pizza

Stouffer's Meat Lovers Freedom Bread Pizza is better the french bread pizza served under the Eiffel Tower. Stouffer's freedom bread makes for a quick, cheap, and decent dinner. I usually drench mine in some Frank's Red Hot for an extra splash of freedom while watching Summer Slam reruns of Hulk Hogan  dominating Sgt. Slaughter during the early 90's when Slaughter was a supporter of Iraq. .

God Bless America and Bill Opper.

- Lunch Pail