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Salad at Redbones - A little less than a happy high
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Salad at Redbones
My favorite barbecue place has a counter where you can sit and watch the guys in the kitchen tend to the pit and methodically throw plates of food together and down the line. Perhaps it's the brutal efficiency, or perhaps it's the close proximity to open flames, but it's always fascinated me. Last night I witnessed confusion. It was brutally efficient confusion in the close proximity of open flames, but it was confusion nonetheless.

I ordered a salad.

I saw my tag go up. I saw the pit crew tossing around the word insalata until one of them looked back at the pit boss and asked, "Who ordered a salad here??" (Someone DARED!) The pit boss pointed at me and the guy who asked (who was also the guy who ultimately built my salad) said, "Oh... well, he's ok."

I just really like their salad. It's big and unapologetic and is loaded with enormous whole slices of red bell pepper and unceremoniously garnished with handfuls of sweet onion. Last night it was frickin' awesome.
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cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: February 4th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Redbones is tasty, but part of me really wants to take a trip to Kansas City or Texas even just for BBQ. After I spent 20 minutes in the Dallas airport sampling AIRPORT BBQ I realize just how good it is down there.
komos From: komos Date: February 4th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could get behind that.
tarotchan From: tarotchan Date: February 4th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Texas Bbq is king. I have been ruined for all other types...long slow mesquite smoked brisket.. Ohhhhhh baby..
komos From: komos Date: February 4th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Texas and North Carolina should fight... in the kitchen arena!
canonfire From: canonfire Date: February 4th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, I could tell you some decent places in Texas.

The Salt Lick.

Trust me. This is all you'll ever need.
komos From: komos Date: February 4th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
BBQ recipes that date back to the Civil War?

I.AM.SO.THERE!
canonfire From: canonfire Date: February 4th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why go there when you can order it directly and they'll send it to you?
komos From: komos Date: February 4th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I completely missed that.

Again with the brilliance. ^_^
tarotchan From: tarotchan Date: February 5th, 2005 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
kitchen Stadium is no place for a bbq match. North Carolina has already lost for their heathen bbq sauce.
transcribe From: transcribe Date: February 5th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Texas BBQ IS king. meat so good, sauce would be blasphemy... white bread and saltine crackers... mmm. everything else is trash.
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inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: February 4th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
hehe
komos From: komos Date: February 4th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

That's just not right.

I've got images of a guy in a dirty white apron hurling Eric at someone.

Why did they have to close??
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: February 4th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: That's just not right.

I heard it had something to do with their acquisition of a liquor license and subsequent descent into chaos. But I don't even remember who I heard this from, so I could be completely wrong.
komos From: komos Date: February 4th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: That's just not right.

Frickin' Prohibition.
Damn the man!
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: February 4th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, how I miss that place. And the 24-hour IHOP. Some good memories from both of those places.
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: February 4th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
how is it that we were, once again at RedBones, at the same time, and missed each other?
komos From: komos Date: February 4th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I almost always sit at the counter. This is especially true when I go in for a quick bite by my lonesome.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 4th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee. I can just picture the whole thing in my head. I didn't have enough RedBones last time I visited. Must be sure to go there next time.
komos From: komos Date: February 4th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Remember, it's not just the counter... it's interactive theater.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: February 4th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, yes. I've said it's dinner-theater since the first time you brought me there :-)
transcribe From: transcribe Date: February 5th, 2005 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
re: cinemama's comment thread

Go Komos, Go!!! Woot!
komos From: komos Date: February 6th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
For today, at least, I am mighty. ^_^
riverbank From: riverbank Date: February 5th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
you're makin me hungry
bbqed something woulda been good on it
komos From: komos Date: February 6th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had ribs, too. Tell no one!
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