I know, I was just there, but we had to stop somewhere for lunch on the way back from Buffalo, didn’t we?
So we did! Dinosaur Bar-B-Que welcomed us for lunch. It being Monday, the place was not as busy as it had been on Saturday. But it was still very busy.
We sat down in a corner, a little tired from the week-end, a little anxious to get home.
We looked at the menu quickly. Ribs were ordered, Fried Green Tomatoes too. I went for the BBQ Prime Rib Smothered Sandwich. Then Patrick ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger. That’s when it began:
“How would you like your burger?” our server asked.
“What?” replied Patrick.
“How would you like it cooked?”
“How would you like your burger cooked?”
That when I intervened: “Yes, cooked. Rare, medium-rare, you know? Cooked.”
Patrick still looked confused, but ordered medium-rare. His confusion is hard to explain, but it probably has something to do with the fact that almost no restaurant in Canada offers a cooking doneness for their burgers. Most often, you have no choice but to have it medium to medium-well – if not well-done.
Of course, as Patrick slowly understood what he had done, he had second thoughts. So he got up to change his order to medium.
That episode over, we were soon enjoying our food.
With my sandwich, I ordered the Mac & Cheese – I felt I had no choice considering how much the guys enjoyed it last time. It was very good – creamy, cheesy, a little spicy. And, for good measure, I had the A.K. Chili as my second side. It was not bad, but I had to add some hot sauce to bring it to the desired level of heat. It was not super meaty, but at least had a good consistency.
The beef was pilled high in my sandwich. It was topped with sauteed onions, green peppers, lots of mushrooms & cheese, nicely melted. The beef was tender and juicy, helped by the gravy in which it was dipped before going into the buns. The onions could have been sauteed a little more, but the peppers were tasty, There was so many mushrooms that I was afraid it would be a mushroom sandwich, but it worked great, balancing the sandwich while bringing a nice forest flavour that went very well with the meat.
It was a pretty good sandwich – feel free to go for one if you do not feel like eating three animals for lunch.