Friday, December 26, 2008

Great Nebraska Weather, fire up the grille!

Monday morning it was twelve below zero. Today it was 61 degrees. Ya gotta love it. The warm south breeze even made it smell like spring. I fired up the Weber tonight and made some burgers for dinner. With temps in the 40's this coming week, the menu is going to include more grilled fare.

I didn't have time to make any bacon. Sorry Steve.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a great day(s) with family and friends. Thanks to my in-laws for a fun time yesterday. The camera self-timer episode was a gas. We couldn't get Alex to bed last night so we threatened to call Santa and have the presents dropped off at some other kid's house.

Thanks to my Mom and Glen for the good spread today. I could seemingly go awhile without food! (Yeah right!)

It's back to work tomorrow but there is still time to play with the new toys and have a few more cold ones.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holy Artery Cloggers Batman!

Men's Health released their list of the 20 Worst Mall Foods in America. Our city paper has a story on it here as well.

It's pretty disgusting actually. Here's #1, "Worst Mall Food in America: Quizno’s Large Tuna Melt Club, clocking in at 1,820 calories, 147 grams of fat and 85 grams of carbs. Eating this is the equivalent of eating 12 Taco Bell Fresco Style Beef Tacos"

Holy Cow!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Phat Jack's BBQ

Those that know me know I love barbeque. KC style, Carolina style (both North and South), Texas dry, and every combination you can think of.

I was excited to learn of Phat Jack's opening at 40th and Cornhusker Hwy. They tout themselves as "award winning Kansas City style Competitive BBQ".

Boy was I disappointed. And let me tell you, if you've been to B.B's Lawnside and/or Arthur Bryant's, you know what good barbeque should be.

There is some good potential though. The meat and seasoning were good. The "regular" sauce was good. The beans were very good.

Now the bad. I paid $8.99 for one thick slice of white bread and about 8 ounces of meat. The menu said I'd be getting "burnt ends" which are one of my favorites. The meat showed no sign of ever being burnt. Nor did it exhibit any taste of being burnt. Having smoked my own fair share of meat, I know what crusty burnt ends should be like.

My burnt ends came with NO sides. So I ordered a small side of beans for $1.99. I received essentially a kiddie Dixie cup for a serving. Sheesh, I'm gonna starve!

Now I realize that Phat Jack's is just getting started. But if you're gonna serve barbeque in this town, you better give people a decent portion for a decent price. You will not have repeat business just because it tastes good.

I know the time and dedication it takes to smoke a hunk of meat. But better luck next time, to someone else who goes there. I won't be back.