Cozy local restaurant in the heart of this little suburban beach town.
Peering over the short but diverse menu:What should one order?
Surprising short answer: The ribs.
If you are here only once, and are not a pescatarian or a vegetarian, the absolute must of a decadent dish are the ribs with the Coca-Cola barbecue sauce. I know. For some it may sound like a sacrilegious abomination of a southern American classic: Soda pop in barbecue sauce?
" It is what pays my salary," the waiter laughs me when I ask him about the dish.
The meat, almost a cliche, is so tender that it falls, no drips, off the bone. Delectable.
But the sweet Coca Cola sauce is what makes it notable and a memorable plate which alone is worthy of a return to this small & hip little restaurant.
Sweetness. Sumptuous. Suprising--Words that popped into my mind just about the time when I eschewed my utensils and began to eat the ribs with my fingers ( the way most Americans probably do when they get a outstanding plate ribs ).
" If no one else was here, I would pick up this plate and lick it,
" I tell the worker bussing our tables, who laughs, as she picks up our empty plates at the end of the meal.
I do wish that for $29 a plate one would get a few ribs more but still a worthy meal.
The Key Lime pie was tasty also. Bitter, tart but balanced with
a soft and sweet aftertaste. Like a over ripe lemon.
Only item which unfortuntely disappointed us? A side order of rice we ordered ,was bland and could have used added seasoning, or something to add flavor. Anything really. Even salt and pepper.
But again, if you go, try those ribs!
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