Over those years, I've watched the menu evolve ever-so-slightly (I wouldn't mind if they brought back the "C'mon Iwanna Leiya" Hawaiian pizza); I've watched numerous people order "Rosemary's Breasts" and chuckle to themselves; I've watched MAB order "Rollafatty" when she was eight, nine, ten, and eleven, all the while being totally oblivious to the reference; I've eaten orders of "Campfire Steak & Potatoes" multiple nights in a row; I've celebrated, commiserated, and first dated there; and I've eaten so many of those complimentary fortune cookies that I should be able to speak Chinese.
My point? With an open kitchen centered around a brick oven, Fiestaware stacked high, competent staff, an unassuming decor, and a bar; it's easy to like. Once you eat, it's even easier.
Even though I would eat anything and everything on it's eclectic menu, here's a list of my most highly recommended items for a rookie diner:
- Thai Me Up Skewers ($7)
- Rollafatty ($7.5)
- Kick-Gas Nachos ($7, $8 with Rosa's Chicken Chili)
- Smoking Hen ($8.5)
- The Flying Buffalo ($8.5)
- Campfire Steak & Potatoes ($9.5)
- Rosa's Chicken Chili ($3.5 & $4.5)
- Joe Mama's Meatloaf ($8.5)
- Bloody Mary's ($2 on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
- Hangover Helper ($7.5 on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
- Caramel Apple Granny ($4.5)
Oh yeah... the 100 proof bourbon barbecue sauce is perfect and there are house brews. Enjoy!
(4 stars, 4.4)