So I stopped by The Pitt Stop, a BBQ joint that opened awhile ago up in Bellevue that I've been meaning to try for awhile, and I really want to like it, but I just can't. I got a half-rack with the Korean sauce, and mac and cheese along with mashed red potatos for the sides. The best part of the meal were the potatos, quite tasty. The mac and cheese had very little cheese flavor, and a raw flour taste. The ribs were the biggest disappointment, the sauce had little flavor, and the ribs were badly overdone and as dry as the Griswald's Christmas turkey.
Maybe I got them on a bad day, so perhaps I'll try them again, perhaps with a more traditional sauce.
We've been doing the Meatless Monday thing for a few years now, and today, with it being cold and drizzly, I thought a nice lentil soup would hit the spot!
Super easy, all I did was saute a diced onion with some sliced carrots and celery until the onion was translucent, poured in 8 cups of vegetable stock, then followed with two cups of dry brown lentils, a drained and rinsed can of great northern beans, some tyme, salt and pepper, along with some reconstituted dried porcini mushrooms along with their strained soaking liquid, added a bay leaf, and simmered for 40 minutes until the lentils were cooked through. Added a splash of lemon juice at the end, and we enjoyed it with bread and cheese!
Yes, its BILL'S! The legendary watering hole along the C&O Canal in Little Orleans! I've fond, fond memories of this place from my backpacking days. Always a good stop for supplies and a cool one. The orginal store/bar burned down a number of years back, but they're still in business, catering to backpackers, bicyclists, canoers, fishers and the locals.