After watching Captain America, we suddenly had a hankering for some meat.
I was thinking something along the lines of fillet mignon, but we decided to think of our budget and instead split a meal at Joe's Real BBQ--a place we had heard about, but never tried.
Walking into Joe's is like walking into another place and time.
It's set up like a good ol' country dining hall with huge family style tables and cafeteria style lines.
Some of the patrons wore wranglers and cowboy hats and had clearly just come from a hard days work, but most were just regular folks like you and me.
The menu offered a variety of meat options and an array of sides to choose from, all in front of you in a slop it on your tray right-then-and-there sort of way.
They also give you $10 to spend on your birthday (with a photo ID)
We went for the 2 meat combo with two extra sides and although neither of us are big soda drinkers, we decided trying the homemade rootbeer was a must. Good thing too, it was nectar from the gods!
The salad was too sweet for my taste and Marcus wasn't impressed either. The toast was also below par, but both the stredded beef and the pork were quite delicious if you like BBQ. The Mac and Cheese with the bread crumble was true soul food and my tummy thanked me for indulging, but honestly the giant potato with ample amounts of butter, cheese and salt made me most happy about our visit.
(I think our bill was around $13 and we both were stuffed.)
Just as we were walking out, I saw a family each with a giant chocolate chip cookie in their hand and I had to ask.
They told me I had to go back and get one to finish off the meal, and gladly I obliged.
At first, it didn't amaze me, but after the 2nd bite, Marcus and I were both wishing we had gotten two.
It just might be the best chocolate chip cookie that has passed my lips and I'm about to go pick up Marcus and drive down to Gilbert right now.
Yes, yes, I think I must.
Five Star Rating System:
BBQ Meats: 4
Toast: 1 (kind of soggy)
Salad: 2 (wish there were more dressing options)
Homemade Rootbeer: 5
Baked Potato: 5
Mac & Cheese: 4 1/2
Chocolate Chip Cookie: 5
Have You Been To Joe's?
Where's the Best BBQ You've Had?