Ray Lampe aka Dr BBQ is a BBQ friend of mine. Check out this video of him on Fox News. He is giving tips on tailgate parties.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
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Sunday, December 6, 2009
The Dudette and I went to an upscale BBQ Restaurant called Bon a Pit Grill and SmokeHouse. Its located at 12200 S. Harlem in Palos Heights Il.
Needless to say that Bon a Pit is not a barbecue only restaurant. Besides barbecue their menu contains burgers, steaks and various Ciabattas, wraps and Baguettes. There was various desserts such as bananna splits, molten lava cakes and other ice cream dishes.
The Dudette had the BBQ Perfecta combo platter. It had ½ slab of baby back ribs, ½ BBQ chicken, ½ ear of corn, homemade potato salad and oven roasted veggies. I had ½ slab of St. Louis cut ribs, beef brisket, ½ ear of corn, roasted veggies and cole slaw.
We expected to get regular restaurant barbecue. Meat that was dried out, oven roasted, boiled and soaked in barbecue sauce. We were very surprised! The ribs (both of ours) were very tender, not quite falling off the bone and very flavorful. The rub and sauce complimented each other. They weren't dried and chewy like I had expected. Seemed like the ribs came right out of the smoker.
The Dudette said her chicken tasted like it was grilled, not smoked. She said it tasted good and tender, but it was a bit spicy for her. She thought it was probably the rub and not the sauce. She did ask for extra sauce. Also she loved the homemade potato salad. She liked it so much that she bought extra to take home.
I loved the brisket. It was tender with a good smoke ring. The beef just about melted in my mouth. I wish I could cook brisket this perfectly. The spicing was flavorful and it was lightly sauced. The only thing I could find fault with my meal was the cole slaw. I like tangy vinegar based slaw. This was creamy. Hey, its no big deal!
I have to mention our server. Her name was Ashley. She was cute, friendly and attentive. She kept my coffee cup and the Dudettes iced tea filled.
Now you ask, “Would I eat there again?” The answer is a definite, yes!
Note: We paid for our meal and we are not connected in any way with Bon a Pit.