Welcome to the APBWeb.
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 99

Thread: O/R F.O.T.S.!

  1. #1
    IMGreat101's Avatar
    IMGreat101 is offline The Butcher
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    11-17-09
    Location
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts
    4,677
    Rep Power
    3989194

    O/R F.O.T.S.!

    Officer Resource Foodie On The Street!

    Foodie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Post your reviews of your favorite local restaurants here.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

  2. #2
    IMGreat101's Avatar
    IMGreat101 is offline The Butcher
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    11-17-09
    Location
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts
    4,677
    Rep Power
    3989194

    The BBQ Tour: Jethro's BBQ

    Jethro's BBQ was recently on Man Vs. Food.

    Welcome to Jethro's BBQ





    The Adam Emmenecker

    The Missouri Valley Conference Most Valuable Player of 2008 loves this sandwich. It's big... "really big..." just like all of those "really big" shots Adam sank in the Bulldogs' magical MVC Championship Season of 2008. Start with our huge pork tenderloin, add our Angus steak burger, top it with slabs of Texas brisket, apple wood bacon & fried cheese, finished with buffalo chicken tenders. We smother this mountain with melted cheddar cheese, and white cheddar sauce, serve it with your choice of side. This could hurt you! A sandwich fit for the MVP. 19.95






    3 people ate it all with about 1 minute or less to go.

    1 person ate it all in just over 7 minutes.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

  3. #3
    IMGreat101's Avatar
    IMGreat101 is offline The Butcher
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    11-17-09
    Location
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts
    4,677
    Rep Power
    3989194

    The BBQ Tour: Jethro's BBQ cont'd.

    We arrived early. This is a nice open room. Plenty of room for big food!





    The sauces.
    These were really nondescript. The hot was mild, the white was vinegar/mayo/horseradish, Carolina was not tangy, the Georgia was supposed to be mustard/honey. Not all that.



    I ordered The Jethro

    This isn't for everyone... It's porktastic; It's ginormous; We start with our famous tenderloin, we add Carolina style pulled pork, house smoked pit ham, and a double order of thick slab bacon, choose your side and then go for it... But remember... we warned you. 14.95


    My friend ordered The Bulldog

    *Our fresh Angus steak burger topped with Texas brisket, caramelized onion, roasted peppers and aged cheddar cheese. (We're talking real food here) 10.95


    My friend took half of his sandwich home.

    I got through the sandwich and a few fries.



    The Jethro was actually very good. The tenderloin was a little over done but was still quality.

    We will try the ribs on the next visit.
    Last edited by IMGreat101; 01-29-12 at 10:14 AM.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

  4. #4
    Five-0's Avatar
    Five-0 is offline Super Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    05-15-06
    Posts
    10,982
    Rep Power
    8357019
    For the love of God, go to Dreamland in Tuscaloosa. I will take an off day to join you if need be.
    Last edited by IMGreat101; 01-29-12 at 10:13 AM.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat

    "Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway

    The opinions given in my signatures & threads DO NOT reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency. They are my personal opinions only, thereby releasing my agency of any liability, or involvement in anything posted under the username "Five-0" on Officerresource.com

  5. #5
    IMGreat101's Avatar
    IMGreat101 is offline The Butcher
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    11-17-09
    Location
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts
    4,677
    Rep Power
    3989194

    Back To Jethro's

    Back to Jethro's for ribs!



    I arrived around noon and saw the room was half full. The eleven big screens all with espn on. I took my perch up at the bar. The 20 beers on tap included some from Court Avenue Brewing Company | Des Moines, Iowa. Nice to see Jethro's supporting other local businesses.

    I ordered the half slab loin back rib dinner with mac&chz, hot slaw and a corn muffin.



    and a side of Texas brisket



    and a side of Carolina pulled pork



    I thought the ribs were perfect, just enough chew to them that all of the meat does not come off with the first bite.

    Perfect pink smokiness, and the sweet sticky rub was nice but could have been spicier.



    The sides were ok, you know me, my mac&chz is hard to beat. The hot slaw was a nice change. The corn muffin was a... corn muffin.
    I would order the brisket again. The pulled pork did not quite keep my attention.



    Overall, not bad for a sports bar.



    Next up, Smokey D's BBQ | Des Moines, Iowa
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

  6. #6
    Cidp24's Avatar
    Cidp24 is offline Tempus Fugit
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    07-17-06
    Location
    Crossroads of the Sunny South
    Posts
    8,131
    Rep Power
    3999639
    Mama Hamil's

    Check the website. Tastes just like your grandma's cooking.
    *************************
    "It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...
    to another life somewhere in the sun."
    *************************
    "There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)


    Any statements or opinions given in my postings or profile do not reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employer or anyone else other than me. They are my personal opinions or statements only, thereby releasing my employer , any other entity, or any other person of any liability or involvement in anything posted under the username "Cidp24" on O/R.

  7. #7
    IMGreat101's Avatar
    IMGreat101 is offline The Butcher
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    11-17-09
    Location
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts
    4,677
    Rep Power
    3989194
    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    For the love of God, go to Dreamland in Tuscaloosa. I will take an off day to join you if need be.
    Home Page

    Ya gotta love those old time BBQ joints!

    Just like Arthur Bryant's BBQ in Kansas City

    or Gates Bar B.Q.

    There is some new blood out there. Two restaurants here have national awards, they are up next!
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

  8. #8
    Jenna's Avatar
    Jenna is offline sheep
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    06-11-06
    Posts
    24,390
    Rep Power
    4817860

  9. #9
    IMGreat101's Avatar
    IMGreat101 is offline The Butcher
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    11-17-09
    Location
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts
    4,677
    Rep Power
    3989194
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post

    Forgot to mention I have not seen any mutton on menus here.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

  10. #10
    Jenna's Avatar
    Jenna is offline sheep
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    06-11-06
    Posts
    24,390
    Rep Power
    4817860
    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    Forgot to mention I have not seen any mutton on menus here.
    :sheep:

  11. #11
    Buttercup's Avatar
    Buttercup is offline Thrives in sunshine
    Supporting Member Lvl 1
    Join Date
    04-29-06
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    18,093
    Rep Power
    4329092

  12. #12
    Hannibal's Avatar
    Hannibal is offline Zombie Killin' Sheepdog
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-27-06
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    2,847
    Rep Power
    2067665
    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post


    "Stupid should hurt."

  13. #13
    Five-0's Avatar
    Five-0 is offline Super Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    05-15-06
    Posts
    10,982
    Rep Power
    8357019
    I am all for this. Some of Great's posts with the picture by picture how to instructions are amazing.





















    Trying to make BCup jealous to start more threads.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat

    "Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter." Ernest Hemingway

    The opinions given in my signatures & threads DO NOT reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency. They are my personal opinions only, thereby releasing my agency of any liability, or involvement in anything posted under the username "Five-0" on Officerresource.com

  14. #14
    Buttercup's Avatar
    Buttercup is offline Thrives in sunshine
    Supporting Member Lvl 1
    Join Date
    04-29-06
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    18,093
    Rep Power
    4329092
    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    I am all for this. Some of Great's posts with the picture by picture how to instructions are amazing.





















    Trying to make BCup jealous to start more threads.

    Yes they are!!



    Okay, okay.......I can probably come up with a food thread or two.




  15. #15
    IMGreat101's Avatar
    IMGreat101 is offline The Butcher
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    11-17-09
    Location
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts
    4,677
    Rep Power
    3989194

    The BBQ Tour: Smokey D's BBQ

    Smokey D's BBQ | Des Moines, Iowa



    We arrived early and noticed someone shoveling snow by the entrance. He noticed I had taken a picture and asked if I was from out of town. This location is a quarter mile north of I-35/80. I told him I am local and post my ventures/cooking on message boards. We talked a little about what we were planning on ordering and then proceeded inside.

    Nice spacious room with plenty of their trophies.



    So many trophies, they line up through a back hallway.



    There is a full bar and gameroom on the far side.



    There were showcases throughout the restaurant with ribbons and plaques, but we were here to eat.

    A tour is coming later!*
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

  16. #16
    IMGreat101's Avatar
    IMGreat101 is offline The Butcher
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    11-17-09
    Location
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts
    4,677
    Rep Power
    3989194

    The BBQ Tour: Smokey D's BBQ, cont'd

    This is a counter service where you order, pay and given a number to display on your table. I ordered the ribs and brisket with mac & chz and baked beans.



    My friend ordered the breaded tenderloin since they cut their pork loin fresh and breaded with panko.
    The tenderloin was not just huge, but meaty also!



    There is a wide array of sauces. These were just the right tangyspicysweetness.



    The ribs are a St. Louis style cut pork sparerib. Smokey D's is spot on with their ribs. These seemed to be fresh right out of the smoker, moist and tender. They have that perfect chew where it all does not fall off the bone, but is juicy and very tender. Did I mention juicyhotmoisttender? The rub had enough sweet spiciness that you should be punished if you dare put sauce on.

    These were the best ribs I have ever tasted.





    The guy that was shoveling when we arrived stopped by our booth to see how we were doing. It ended up being Darren Warth, Co-Owner of Smokey D's! I told Darren that was the best rack of ribs I have ever eaten. Darren said they will sell 100+ racks of ribs per day during the week, 250+ per day on the weekends. I mentioned that the dining area set up reminded me of Oklahoma Joe's History. Darren laughed and said he knows Jeff Stehney. I told Darren that I had OK Joe's ribs and that Smokey D's won the trophy today!

    My friend and I will be going back next week.*
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

  17. #17
    Buttercup's Avatar
    Buttercup is offline Thrives in sunshine
    Supporting Member Lvl 1
    Join Date
    04-29-06
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    18,093
    Rep Power
    4329092
    I found this place during my travels a few years ago and return whenever I have a chance, the food is outstanding.

    the busy bee cafe 404-525-9212




  18. #18
    IMGreat101's Avatar
    IMGreat101 is offline The Butcher
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Join Date
    11-17-09
    Location
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts
    4,677
    Rep Power
    3989194

    The BBQ Tour: Smokey D's BBQ, cont'd

    Smokey D's BBQ | Des Moines, Iowa





    The 8 ft. tall TLC Pitmasters Grand Champion Trophy

    BBQ Pitmasters : TLC

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

  19. #19
    Jenna's Avatar
    Jenna is offline sheep
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    06-11-06
    Posts
    24,390
    Rep Power
    4817860
    Those trophies look good enough to eat!

  20. #20
    Second Chance's Avatar
    Second Chance is offline Be the last one standing
    Supporting Member Lvl 1
    Join Date
    03-27-08
    Location
    Phoenix, Az.
    Posts
    2,745
    Rep Power
    937236
    Land of the Baby Lobster.......

    Swamp Mafia





    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    ~Edmond Burke

    Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and like it, never really care for anything else.
    ~Ernest Hemingway

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Follow me on twitter.........http://twitter.com/SecondChance122





    Disclaimer: The opinions given in my signatures DO NOT reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency. They are MY PERSONAL OPINIONS and I accept sole responsibility as such.

 

 
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •