The other night, we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Famous Dave’s on US Rt. 1 in New Brunswick. We definitely make sure that we “pre-balance” out before we eat there, because the portions are BIG.
We actually have a ritual before we go there. Early in the day, we text message our favorite server, Famous Olivia, to make sure she is working that day. She gets excited to get our text message because we always have a great time with her. Even the manager comes by and chats with us during our visits. Stay tuned for more on Famous Olivia in a bit.
Anyway, now for the tasty part! The ribs are excellent. We ALWAYS order a full slab of the XXL Ribs, “The Big Slab”. That’s because we have XXL appetites. The ribs are hand-rubbed with a secret blend of tongue-tingling spices, pit-smoked for 3-4 hours, slathered in sauce, then flame-kissed on the grill. It’s that kiss at the end that makes the meal. These ribs are truly awesome! They are big and meaty and with hardly any fat. My mouth is even watering all over again. You really don’t feel guilty for long after eating these. They are really a treat and a site to behold. We always order the ribs with a baked potato with all of the fixings on the side and extra corn on the cob. If that’s not your style, they have various options to pick from, including Wilbur beans.
There are many other items on the menu, like baby back ribs, chicken, hamburgers and salads, but we can’t bring ourselves to order anything other than our favorite ribs. On the table, patrons are supplied with their own roll of paper towels and several squeeze bottles of barbecue sauces, from mild to steaming hot. We do make good use of these paper towels and even bring along our own supply of moistened wipes. We definitely keep the paper industry in business.
If you happen to go to famous Dave’s, be sure to ask for Famous Olivia, but not on a night we’re there. We want all of her undivided attention. She is full of life and is so personal and attentive. She truly cares about us when we go there and is honored that we each wear her name badge when we go there. Yes, we do each actually wear Famous Olivia’s name badge…even Mom. It shows how much of a fan we are of hers. She gave us a few of her name badges to have as souvenirs during one of our past visits. By the way, everybody is “Famous” there, so get used to it. There are indeed many great people working at Famous Dave’s, including the Store Manager, Lance, and Olivia’s sister and brother just to name a few.
We’ve never had a disappointing time at Famous Dave’s. Be sure to visit Famous Dave’s (http://www.famousdaves.com) and when you do, be sure to tell them that Roy and Ren from twosquirts.com recommended you.