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!