So here we are on a hot day in July 2012, going back to BB's.
Immediately after getting out of the car, we could smell the smokey goodness at this BBQ roadhouse just east of Troost. Don't let the location fool you. Historic Troost Avenue isn't as scary as it used to be. In fact, it is experiencing a renaissance. Hell, we live east of Troost. So there.
When we walked in, we were cheerfully greeted and told to sit wherever we wanted. We chose a booth. Menus, napkins, and condiments are already on the table. The menu is gloriously vast with both BBQ and Cajun items. Everything is tempting.
We both ended up ordering the same thing - the Big Walter's sandwich with battered fries.
The Big Walter's sandwich is a lunch special served even on Saturdays. It's like a kitchen sink Sloppy Joe mixed with chopped beef, ham, turkey, pulled pork, Italian sausage and burnt ends in their BBQ sauce. The sandwich was awesome. Just think of pieces of any BBQ meat you can think of on a bun. It was messy and very filling.
It also came with a side of beans, which were really good as well, and some battered fries. The battered fries are double dipped french fries the size of a dill pickle spear. We liked the battered fries, but you only get three of them and not a big amount like other BBQ places. What other BBQ places even have these kinds of fries?
We thought the Big Walter's sandwich with the sides was a good bargain at $8.99 (price may change in this economy but don't expect it to go down). We thought we got a great bang for the buck while trying just about every meat available there to some degree.
The location looks like a roadhouse and they have live bands there all the time. On Saturdays, they have a band that comes in at 2 pm. There are all kinds of old signs throughout the place which add to the charm, like the "People Eat People's Meat" from the People's Meat Packing Company.
The men's bathroom is clean and plastered with posters for shows past and future. JE remarked that the restroom reminded him of the old Grand Emporium.
JE hypothesizes that people come here early, drink all day, listen to some music and leave late. Maybe we'll try that some time and be able to report about it without editing.