We bought a Groupon for this place. There have been several restaurants in this location and we are hoping this one makes a go of it. I ordered the Hickory Smoked Barbeque Bird which is a half of smoked chicken cooked over a hickory flame, but the waitress did not clearly hear what I had ordered and brought me a half rack of ribs. I went ahead and accepted them. They were dry rubbed with just a touch of barbeque sauce added toward the end which allowed them to get a crust on them when cooked over the hickory flame. They were very meaty and very tasty. I chose to not opt for the salad but instead chose two sides, baked beans and baby sweet potato drizzled with maple syrup. I have no complaints about this meal.
My wife ordered a prime rib sandwich which was sliced prime rib, with a horseradish cheese on it, along with mushrooms and onions. It came medium as ordered and was very tasty indeed. This is saying something as she is not a fan of horseradish, so this cheese could not have been overpowering. She ordered a side of salad, which came very cold and crispy.
What I especially liked was that we arrived before 7:00 PM which is when their Happy Hour ends and we go two beers and two rail drinks for the price of one. Not often can one get a Surly Furious beer in the cities for $5.00,let alone two for $5.00. The bar brandy was acceptable and was not watered down with soda.
Anna was our waitress and there was a mistake with our bill and the use of the Groupon. It seems Anna had taken off a couple of dollars for the mistake on my chicken order and then when the Groupon was applied the computer would not allow full use of the total dollars listed. However, the owner quickly found the problem and we were given full credit of the Groupon.
As I said at the beginning we are hoping to see this restaurant stay around for awhile. The owner has changed chefs already hoping to find ne that will meet his standards. He claims the meat the meat is of the same quality as the St. Paul as he used to be a chef there. We had no complaints and hope to visit again soon.
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