|Brisket and BBQ chicken sandwiches at Town Grill|
Instead of sweating through late summer, you can enjoy some 80s over the next few days to pick-your-own peaches and enjoy your barbecue sandwiches.
But for now, you should pair your farm visit with barbecue from Town Grill in Lisbon. We broke new territory and ordered chicken and brisket on our last visit. We each got a great sandwich. Tender, moist meat. Fresh basic rolls. A good pickle.
My brisket was perfect. Tender without being soft, the slices of meat were delicious, especially dipped in a little container of extra sauce. Mrs. HowChow relished her chicken. It looked like white meat cooked in Town Grill's barbecue sauce. We gave up our usual pulled pork to try the new sandwiches, and we were pleased to see that everything lives up that high standard.
Town Grill is a really special spot. It's literally in a Citgo station, and its kitchen takes part in Restaurant Weeks. No joking around. They smoke their own trout and salmon, both of which are worth taking home. They have also run Thursday night specials for Restaurant Weeks -- topped off on August 1 with local lamb kabobs served with seasonal vegetables and rice pilaf for $11.13.
Throughout the year, Town Grill offers a deep menu of breakfast specials, sandwiches and platters. On summer Saturdays, they make ribs. They suggest calling ahead to reserve a rack. I don't know if that's necessary, but I know the ribs are worth a phone call.
|Not ripe! Even the black ones!|
Today we got peaches and about a pound of blackberries. The blackberries are delicious, but it's always tough to find the truly ripe ones. Black isn't ripe. The ripe ones almost fall off in your fingers. We watched people fill containers with black berries they were wrestling off the vines, and we worry those weren't sweet. Check out all the Larriland posts.
Seriously consider Town Grill's smoked salmon if you can talk yourself out of a barbecue sandwich. They were making "BLTs" with salmon and bacon. If you go, notice that there is lots of parking around the gas station. There is a lot across the street and another just east of the station.