Thursday, March 15, 2012

3/14/12-Danny's Little Taste of Texas, South Windsor, CT

Out for the evening with Rick--he wanted to get BBQ and who am I to argue? Neither of us have been here but have heard good things. We grabbed an early dinner before a movie, so we were the only ones dining in at the time. The interior is a bit worn with a definite rustic feel to it, but we're not here for the atmosphere! With not one, but two rolls of paper towels on the table, we knew what we were getting in to.

The menu is fairly large and diverse, with other options for those not in the mood for BBQ, along with a few specials each night. We were brought a small bowl of house made potato chips--nice and crunchy. Onto the good stuff! Rick went with the Rodeo Smoked Combo--andouille sausage, beef ribs and 1/4 smoked chicken, along with french fries--they smoke the food on premises, which was evident by the slight smokiness of the restaurant. The rib that he got was mostly fat and the waitress noticed it on the way over to the table and told us she had already asked the cook to throw a new one on for him--that's classy and awesome. I had the "Billy the Kid" babyback ribs 1/2 rack with french fries--the ribs had just enough tension that they weren't completely coming right off, making eating them enjoyable and they had a great flavor. The fries were house-cut and seasoned nicely as well. I also cannot resist trying the cornbread at a BBQ place so we both got sides of that--she recommended it grilled and it honestly has to be the best cornbread I've ever had. It was a very generous side, nice and moist (I asked for the recipe, but no luck!). If we weren't so full, the deep fried twinkies might have been next, but alas, it just gives me a reason to come back!

If you are in the area and hungry, skip the madness of the Buckland Mall area and head down the street for some quality BBQ!

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