Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Pit Beef, A New Bakery, And More

We went on vacation last week, so I don't have recent discoveries. But people are leaving great comments that make me want to try the new openings and the spots that I haven't had time to check out:

I think they opened today (Saturday). They are a pit beef place that offers pit beef, pit turkey, pit ham, grilled chicken breast, and pulled pork sandwiches, all for $5.79. They also offer "subs" of each for a buck more, with topping choices of BBQ sauce, horseradish, onion, mayo, honey mustard, and tiger sauce. Lettuce and Tomato are .50 each extra. I went there and got a medium-well Pit Beef sandwich with horseradish. It was cooked just to my order and for the most part I found the meat to

be flavorful and moist, just to my liking. It was not overly stringy and fairly lean (although I did find one large strand of fat) and pretty comparable to The Canopy. Unfortunately it was smaller than what I remember getting at The Canopy and they did not offer any other kind of bread aside from a kaiser role (I suggested in the future that they make rye bread available.)

I think this place has potential though. They offer 1$ off coupons with each order and I plan to go back in the future. They certainly got my order right and I found the girls behind the counter a lot nicer to deal with then the somewhat impatient staff at The Canopy. I'm not sure if they match the Canopy in taste but at the very least their pit beef is close, and it is certainly much better than Pig Pickers.

Thanks for all the comments. Other people asked questions or gave updates -- including a wine tasting option at Greystone Grill in Columbia:

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I never heard of the cake place iether, but they have a website and twitter i think too. if you go, i hope to hear what you think.

http://www.ohwhatacake.com/

Anonymous said...

I never heard of the cake place iether, but they have a website and twitter i think too. if you go, i hope to hear what you think.

http://www.ohwhatacake.com/
http://twitter.com/ohwhatacake

Shelley said...

I have sampled a few cupcakes from Oh What a Cake, and they have all been delicious. The owners are very friendly as well.