Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Woodranch BBQ

(NOTE: As I mention HERE, this will be the second-to-last restaurant review I do on here... for now.)

"The Ukrainian" and I really love our BBQ joints.  It was one of the highlights of our trip to San Antonio some months back, and although it's not a common dinner choice for us, we always love it when we go.

This is ironic for at least a couple of reasons.

First of all, I try to be meatless.  Yes, I went back to fish about eight months ago, but I don't think I could ever munch on things like ribs again.

Second, I don't like the taste of grilled food very much.  That char-ish taste, especially on veggies, is kind of icky to me.  Thus, when I attend friends' barbecues, I kind of squirm when they offer me grilled veggies in lieu of meat.  At home barbecues, I normally eat chips and salad. :$

Anyway, this place is called Woodranch and is located as part of a large mall in Arcadia, CA.  Apparently, I didn't learn my lesson about mall food the last time we had dinner there, but this was a pleasant difference.

The bread looked wonderful, but was pretty greasy.


This was the salad that came with "The Ukrainian"'s combo.  It was very good for a side salad!


Here's the combo.  I think we were hungry and in a hurry to eat, so sorry that this picture doesn't show the meat goods too well.  I will say, though, that this Mac N Cheese was the best I have probably EVER had... such good, sharp cheese flavor.  My vegan versions be darned. ;) Creamy.  And probably stomach-churning if I had anymore than a couple of bites.  I'll definitely be getting some next time I visit. ;)


Here's my portebella and zucchini burger with a baked potato, which as you can see, was sprinkled in huge salt.  All in all, very tasty.  I didn't add butter or sour cream/chives to this... I drowned it in BBQ sauce from an unpictured bottle, which is a usual practice for me.

1 comment:

Glenn Jones said...

Hmm. They're opening one of these near us in Irvine (at the Spectrum), Guess I'll have to go. Ask The Ukranian how the tri tip was.