Dr. Birthday seems to visit me earlier each year. Yesterday was his 58th visit! As a celebration, I wanted to sample some of Texas' finest food. Having spent half an hour looking here I decided to forgo the French restaurants with their plates of escargots and plump instead for a real Texican barbecue. This place came highly recommended. Much against my better judgement, assisted by a glass of Shiners' beer, I chose the "Rib King Platter" Six beef ribs cooked in barbecue sauce, with beans, potato salad and coleslaw. You can read the menu here (pdf).
Genuinely no-one really expected what arrived. The plate was the size of a serving plate large enough to take a christmas turkey-with the roast spuds. It was so large that it could not fit longways in front of me. When it arrived, one of my friends started singing "The Flintstones" theme. And, yes it did remind me of those brontosaurus ribs that were so weighty they tipped over Fred's car at the drive-through!
There was no way I was ever going to finish the monster, but I was told I could take the uneaten portion home for later consumption. I managed three of the ribs, and even that gave me a wonderful feeling of satisfaction.
I'm not one of those who take their cameras to restaurants, so I'm afraid I can't give you an impression of the size of the six ribs, plate and salads, but did photograph the 50% I took home, that I jokingly suggested I would eat with a poached egg garnish for breakfast.
50% of a County Line King Rib Platter-Rambler's Breakfast!
Now bring on the industrial strength Alka Selzer.