Carla M. Lee (carlamlee) wrote,
Carla M. Lee

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[food] Rosedale Barbeque

Way back in January 2008, I interviewed with Wolfram & Hart for the first time. As I left, I got a little turned around and missed the correct interstate. This turned out to be a very good thing, because as I was trying to get turned around, a fan belt broke and I had to stop and get it fixed. I found the most awesome, helpful little auto shop and vowed that if I ended up working at W&H, it would be my auto shop of choice. (I just checked; I didn't post about this when it happened.) (After I got the belt replaced and got on the road again, I called my parents to share my love of W&H. I absolutely fell in love with it when I interviewed and was sure they would never hire me. They did. And then they hired me again, even after I went somewhere else last summer.)

Today after work I decided I wanted to drive for a bit, so I took off down this road I didn't know to see what I could find. After awhile I realized where I was and yes! There was my little auto shop! And near it was a tiny little neighborhood bbq joint. I had been craving bbq, so I stopped for dinner.

I'm so glad I did!

Rosedale Barbeque is one of Kansas City's oldest bbq restaurants and it was delicious. Very unpretentious, too; yes, bbq can be pretentious. The place I went for lunch with my mentors a couple weeks ago was very pretentious. Delicious, but still.

Anyway, this was far more my style, laid back and full of blue collar workers (and cops. When I left, half the parking lot was full of cop cars). I had beef and pork and it was quite tasty; the slaw had a nice edge, and the beans were great. The sweet tea was fantastic, too; I don't tend to drink a lot of sweet tea, but I wanted some tonight.

I spent about an hour over dinner, finishing a book and just basking in the atmosphere.

Then I decided to drive some more and found a second drive-in theater. DUDE! This one is only one screen and doesn't look like it plays two new releases together, but I don't care. Its proximity to Rosedale means that I can get bbq and then go the drive-in. Maybe this weekend, even!

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