After two visits the food ran from pretty good, to just okay, to virtually inedible.
Pretty good was the moist brisket and the turkey. The turkey is about as good as it can get without it being roasted in the oven with the glorious crispy skin.
Just okay and maybe a little better than that was the spare ribs served St. Louis style. I prefer the whole rib like they do at City Market in Luling and Roegels’ isn’t close to being in the same ballpark.
Also just okay was the pork belly which The Wifeacita has had before elsewhere and she thought it was good but didn’t taste like pork belly. I’d never had it before and thought it was, well, just okay.
Virtually inedible was the Thursday special pastrami Reuben. The pastrami was so salty it was pretty much all you tasted. The salt overwhelmed the meat and there was no taste at all of Russian dressing or sauerkraut. I ate less than half.
The Wifeacita is a genius with leftovers so maybe she can rehab this disaster.
It looks like if I want a good Reuben I’ll have to do it at home as I make a pretty good one.
I got there at 10:55 and there was six people in front of me and left around 11:25 so I spent around fifteen whole minutes with my food by the time I ordered.
The place was slammed when I left with a line halfway around the building.
Maybe I’ll come back for a sandwich.
Oh, there were no side orders. I do not believe in sides at BBQ places, the neighbors north and east can do that.