So, a couple weeks ago, this crew of San Diego food bloggers went on a BBQ tour. Sadly, I could not make it. But, of course, because of the mention of BBQ, the Food Pimp was craving BBQ. So, we decided to go to Abbey's Real BBQ. For some reason, possibly brain damage, aging or too many drugs and alcohol in the latter part of my youth, I always call this place The Abbey. The Abbey was this shady bar in New Orleans in the French Quarter which we used to frequent when we first moved there, and randomly on and off through the years. When I say shady, I mean people who were kinda shady would hesitate to go there - unless they were going to transact business, if you know what I mean. You know, buy and sell stocks, complete a short sale, merge corporations, expand operations to a global level, land that new advertising account, deliver an important powerpoint presentation.....
Anyhoo, getting back to Abbey's. We drove down Clairemont Mesa Blvd looking for this place. We had been there twice before, and we couldn't remember where it was. So, we picked up the trusty iphone, and it turns out we were looking for ABBEY'S, not the ABBEY!!! And it was a couple blocks from where we were.
So, it turns out that 2/3 of the very large parking lot was being resurfaced. So, we drove around the congested parking lot a bit, then we decided we could just park on the street, very far away. As we walked through, we were speculating as to whether the restaurant was even open. Luckily, it was. So, we ordered our grub.
We both ordered ribs, because we didn't feel like messin around!
This is where I decided that I need a new camera. Look at the two photos of the same food. I'm not sure what's happening with my camera, maybe it's just kinda cheap, but the picture quality seems to be going downhill. It has held out for the past couple of years and served me well, anyway.
The difference was, the FP got the slaw
and I got the potato salad. The potato salad sucked. It was just potatoes in mayo, yuck. The beans, slaw and ribs were delicious though. Very yummy. The ribs are nice and smokey, Texas style, and they pulled off the bone just right. We usually don't go all anal about that kind of thing, but you had to appreciate it. (Two sexual innuendos, but I'm not even gonna address that, what am I 13?)
Anyhoo, it was delish. And this time, I'm not even going to apologize for my absence the past couple of weeks. I'm sick of apologizing. I realize I had opportunities to write and I didn't. I've been noticing that I can justify not doing things even when I'm not working - it's called laziness, and I suffer from this condition. Is there a medication for this - a legal one, that is? Now I'm all backed up on blogs to write, which is better than not having material to write about because I haven't cooked or eaten anything interesting in a while, right?
Anyway, if you haven't been to Abbey's Real Texas BBQ, you should go.
Abbey's Real BBQ
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 92123
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