RUB- Righteous Urban Barbeque
RUB smokes their meat for hours on the grill and the wondeful smell fills the restaurant and spills out into the street. I secretly think they blow the smoke out onto the sidewalk so it consumes meat obsessed people like me.
I've passed by before, and immediately visions of myself ordering every kind of meat imaginable: ribs, brisket, ends, chicken enter my head. Baked beans spilling onto my shirt, fingers covered in greasy, spicy, glorious goodness. And then,
It's over. The smell has passed and I am in a sort of stupor as to what had just occured.
But luckily, tonight I was not just passing by. I was going to eat. And I was going to eat a lot of meat!
I was so excited to get my grub on as soon as we were inside I felt a little crazy because I knew how good it was going to be. My mouth was watering as soon as we stepped inside. It was then I noticed the Burnt Ends were on the chalkboard. I was so happy!! We've been here twice and they were out both times. I was finally going to get to try the ends!!
The waitress came over to take our drink order and I got a Shiner Bock beer.
There was a big to do when RUB got this beer at their restaurant. Apparently it's the only place in NY State that carries it. No one is even too sure how they get it shipped into the state. The BBQ Baron isn't telling his source either. So since I believe in trying just about anything once- I got one.
It ended up being quite good. It poured a dark amber color but surprisingly didn't have much of a smell to it. It was a nice easy drinking bock though. I could see myself picking up a six pack if they ever start selling them in NY.
So then the waitress came to take our order and a horrible thing happened.
Waitress "Hey guys just so you know we just ran out of the burnt ends dinner."
Nooo!! I seriously felt my stomach let out a large mean growl of protest. Once again we had just missed the burnt ends.
Sometimes life is just so unfair.
So we decided instead to get the St. Louis rib platter of both short and long end beef ribs.