Ever since Thanksgiving I’ve been hankering for cornbread. I’ve even bought it at Whole Foods a couple of times. Cornbread is the main reason I requested to have lunch at Famous Dave’s. Cornbread is integral in Southern food specially with barbecues.
Famous Dave’s is a popular BBQ restaurant chain found in 35 States in the USA.
It’s funny but Sha and I don’t eat onions unless it’s well hidden in a dish. If it’s on pizza or a sandwich we simply sweep it aside. But we both like fried onion rings. These thin, crisp onion strings were delicious! There were very lightly battered and not greasy at all.
Sha and I ordered the platter and combo specials with a choice of two meats. Our platter came with corn, corn bread muffin and one side.
Sha chose Georgia chopped pork and hot sausage link. I really liked her spicy sausage smothered with barbecue sauce. It was sweet, spicy, salty and succulent. The chopped pork was yummy too. You’ll never go wrong with pork and barbecue sauce.
Georgia Chopped Pork & Hot Link Sausage $8.49
I chose St. Louis Style Spareribs & Texas Beef Brisket for my meats. The ribs were smokey and fall-off-the-bone tender. It had a light coating of sauce just the way I liked it. I don’t like my barbecue drowning in sauce. The beef brisket on the other hand was a bit dry and needed help with some sauce.
They gave me fries by mistake but I simply adored the corn bread muffin. It was soft, almost cake like but with the texture from cornmeal that I like. It was just perfect with the ribs.
St. Louis Style Spareribs & Texas Beef Brisket $8.49
Their choices of sides were predominantly unhealthy starches like mac and cheese, mashed and fried potatoes, coleslaw and beans. It’s good they had Drunkin’ Apples which I ordered.
The warm apples sauced in cinnamon and amaretto were tart and soft. Good as a side and as my dessert.
I really enjoyed my barbecue meal at Famous Dave’s. This is one restaurant I want to try again the next time I go back to the USA. I’ll make sure to order extra corn bread muffins.
21080 Southbank Street. Sterling, VA 20165
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