Saturday, February 1, 2020
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
|Their menu and FD. I got the one with brisket. I was a bit spooked by the term "BBQ au jus" which I would later come to fine was indeed just BBQ sauce, which was a major disappointment and slight. No one messes with baby... I mean E's jus.|
|This looked like quite a sandwich. I didn't order this one. This is not the French dip.|
|So I sat at the bar. I was there because my brother likes this place and I was getting him a little something something for Christmas.|
|Brewery making stuff. These seats would fill up more throughout my stay.|
|I had to walk over to another room to order my food, which surprised me a bit. The food service was really slow.|
|Their menu and story.|
There is it. Not a ton of meat. And the bread, like I said, was too white. And it's just not too large of a half-sand.
A close-up of the BBQ sauce "jus". zzzzzzzzzzzzz
The baked beans I got as a side dish. Their flavor was "sweet", which I didn't enjoy. The quality seemed reasonably high but I didn't so much love the flavor. Not bad, just not what I wanted.
|A view of the 'burnt ends' on the sandwich. The sandwich alone was meh. Not too tasty. Lower bread slice too hard.|
|Another view of the sandwich while being eaten. Some fat in the brisket, which was fine. Just not overly tasty.|
|The "Money Shot" but it's just with BBQ sauce. :(|
|Another view of the sandwich. Maybe the bread was too dense?|
|So I didn't love that sandwich. The place was fine and the beers were good. I headed to my family home on the big island of G...|
.Hazy Pale. 4. Quite good.
. Jolly Pig Winter Ale. 4. Also quite good. Spiced.
. Baked beans.
.. Flavor. 2. Too sweet.
. French dip. 2. Expense, hard, small, lackluster beef, not real jus.
..Size. 2. Small.
..Bread. 3. Too hard and crunchy, homemade but plain.
.. Sandwich alone. 3. Fine. Small, too crunchy. Dry.
...Skewers. 4. Orange skewers.
..Jus. 2. Not jus.
.. Meat. 3. Not notable.
... Flavor. 2. Fine
..Non-Meat Toppings. There were none.
. Baked beans.
Location. 3. Whatever.
.Speed. 2. Very slow.
. Ordering. 2. Odd. Had to go order separately then they delivered to the bar.
Summary: The "crouton bread" and the au jus because it was not au jus did not save the too-crunchy bread. For me it was just an overwhelming BBQ sauce forward taste and nothing like a French dip sandwich, really. And the beef did not play a prominent role.
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Sunday, December 1, 2019
|Was in Bellingham the day after Thanksgiving with my brother and his boys. This is Ari playing at a new playground near the waterfront.|
- Sandwich alone is a 4. Pretty good. Cheese is tasty and creamy, melted. Perhaps not Velveeta but seemed like government-grade cheez. Size of sanwich was large. Looked a little greasy/buttery, which wasn't a bad thing. Cut on bias, which was nice.
- Toppings 4. Onions raw good. Added some crunchiness/crispiness. 4.
- Jus 2. Was not hot and not flavorful either. Big bummer. Basically added nothing to an already lubricated sandwich.
- Meat 4. Lots of burger.
- Overall 3. Good size and creamy processed cheese make this burger dip work. They need to fix their jus, though!
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Matt says, "3/5. A bit sloppy."
Other possible observations from Eric:
A) buttered toasted bread
B) some pepper flakes in jus could be tasty
C) some peppery beef, could be chewy
D) lots of cheese, if it's the good kind it could be beneficial
E) poor distribution of toppings and protein.
Sunday, November 17, 2019
|Very sad side salad.|
|Looks like a lot of roast beef. And it is quite a bit indeed. But was dry and not too appealing.|
Setting the StageI was taking a trip to the Grand Canyon. It was grand indeed. I was hungry and it was lunch time and I found a market while there. I decided to indulge in the French dip. I was disappointed in the sandwich and its accompanying salad but it's pretty much always fun to find, order and review (and eat) a French dip.
Detailed Tasting NotesListed mozzarella but girl said they don't add it
One cook. Made service slow.
Watched him spray on butter. That could be a good thing.
Looks like it's going to be a lot of bread
SummaryBread - looks dry. Plain. French. 2. A bit too soggy.
Meat - 2. Dry. Not much. Inconsistent amount between halves.
Non-Meat - 2. Added nothing.
Jus - pretty good and hot, 3. Not enough. Some visible fat.
Overall - 2. Dry bread, meat.
Salad. Very sad. Wilted. Ugly diced tomatoes. Italian.