Friday, January 21, 2011

Comfort Food with a Southern Accent

A few nights ago, I had to work late. Alex, being the wonderful husband that he is decided to come pick me up from work so we could spend the commute together. Isn't he great. Traffic was bad, and since we have yet to do too much exploring of Old Town Alexandria, VA. We decided to grab some dinner. The first place we saw was King Street Blues, a neighborhood BBQ joint with lots of funny statues hanging on the outside of the building.

The atmosphere is super cute and cozy, eclectic and interesting. We started the evening off with a couple of Yuenglings and the "Best House Salad In Town," a crisp salad of lettuce, tomatoes, and croutons. 

I'm not sure it's the best house salad in town, but I can say for sure that their tomato ranch dressing is the best salad dressing I've ever had in my life. And I've eaten my fair share of salads! Also, the salad featured a tasty piece of warm cornbread. Delish. 

I will say only one bad thing about King Street Blues, the beer section is limited. Beer and BBQ go hand in hand for me, so it would have been nice to have a few more options. Although I do love a cold Yuengling!

For my main meal, I went with The Elwood, a house-smoked pulled pork BBQ sandwich with cool, creamy coleslaw and homemade potato chips. The pulled pork was juicy, the BBQ sauce tangy with just a hint of spice, and the potato chips were crisp and delicious after I sprinkled a little salt on them.

Alex went with the half rack of slow smoked BBQ ribs (Yes, that's the half rack pictured below!) The ribs are smoked for 6 hours and smothered in delicious Mahogany BBQ sauce which also comes as a condiment on your table, which is fantastic. It came with  coleslaw, baked beans, cornbread and fries.

The meal was superb and I will definitely be going back for the salad dressing and the pulled pork. It was comfort food to the max and it totally hit the spot after a long hard day at the office.

Oh, and sorry for the iPhone photos!

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