Thursday, July 16, 2009

Slow train to terrificness

Four of us at Slow's on Michigan Ave tonight - Tom and Emily eat there regularly, so they nodded and smiled while Martha and I oohed and aahed.

Tom and Martha did ribs - the St. Louis style which they advertise as a bit chewy, that you have to work with. The bone I chewed on was fattier than I like and a bit gristly, but Martha and Tom liked them a lot.

Emily and I had sandwiches and oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Mine was PJ's Revenge, the ham and cheese on Texas toast. The has is smoked, smooth and sweet. The sandwich included smoked gouda, a mustard sauce, and an onion marmalade. This is a wonderful sandwich - the ham is terrificly tasty, the onions and sauce sweet and the toast hearty enough to stand up to weight of the fixings. Emily's pulled pork with cole slaw sandwich was lovely. The pork and fat combination was perfect.

We all loved the sides. The mac and cheese is hot and seasoned and flavorful as can be. I like the beans - on the sweet side as well - and the cole slaw is tart and hearty.