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Why Do I Bother?

RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
edited 12:52PM in EggHead Forum
Over the weekend, the family and I went to Pittsburgh. On Sunday, we ate at one of their more popular Rib Joints. I had the baby back ribs. The best that I can figure is that they were straight from boil pot and poorly grilled with very little sauce. Furthermore, they did not even bother to remove the membrane. The sauce was thin and might as well have been Open Pit. The rack of ribs was small, about 18 bones. After I ate them I was still hungry. Normally, I would only eat about half a rack of my own rib due to the amount of meat on them.[p]I should have known better. [p]My son, on the other hand, had the kids’ portion of Prime Rib for $5.99. This was every bit as big a small adults’ portion (12 oz.?) and was very tasty. He ate it all gone.[p]On Friday night, we went to a steak house in Youngstown. I had the large filet. By itself, it was a nice chunk of aged Black Angus. However, they covered it with so much salty seasoning that they almost ruined it and the Guinness that I was washing it down with. That, on top of some of the worst service that I have ever had, left the food for the weekend as sustenance only.[p]The only saving grace of the weekend was a dinner at a Thai Restaurant in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. I had some wonderful Tom Yun Goon and Phad Thai.[p]I want my BGE. I think that some Linguesa sausage is in order for tonight.[p]Happy Grilling,


  • Dr. ChickenDr. Chicken Posts: 620
    You are learning what most of us have already! Why go to some place that claims to know how to cook a steak or ribs, when you know 9 out of 10 times you can do better! I think we all have to see if its true from time to time. We have some friends that say I'm being to critical! So what! Its my money and my enjoyment. Why not spend it and enjoy it the way I like it or the way my wife likes it?
    I'll continue to look for one of them places that cooks to my liking, but until I find it, I'll keep doing my own cooking![p]Dr. Chicken

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Dr. Chicken, I agree with you and Rhum and Jerk..It also just occurred to me that cooks in restaurants and politics are much alike. You have to serve it up for the crowds in general and that leaves both the speech and the food bland with no seasoning..:-)

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