In my computer business I always make it a point to talk with my clients, small talk or real talk. This always helps me relate to my client and I often get useful information in exchange. That’s how I heard about Lucille’s! I asked for a good place for lunch and with out hesitation they said Lucille’s for great Bar-B-Que. Word of mouth advertising is the best you can get, especially for a restaurant and Lucille’s lived up to the hype.
I came during the lunch hour rush and was escorted past the “WALL OF FIRE” to my table in no time. The Wall of Fire is Lucille’s collection of various hot sauces (pic here, from their Facebook). It was busy, they have TV’s so don’t expect a quiet atmosphere for Romance. The menu’s a little busy and was a lot to take in for a first timer. Kinda like the movie Revolver… Right away I felt like Lucille’s may be trying to offer everything possible which made me worry. Apparently ribs are what you order on Mondays, because of the special about 6 out of 10 people had ribs on their plates. Obviously the ribs are good so I wanted something off script which was gonna test the kitchen! Right away I had a waitress taking my order, being my first time I had a question or two and she was patient. I got the Brisket Sandwich for $8.99 with a “Specialty Side” of Sweet Potato Stix for an extra dollar.
When I was alone I dived into the menu and man it has the same expanse as a Cheesecake Factory menu! Mexican quesadillas, Tacos, BBQ Platters, Seafood, Hotdogs and more. Also, each table has a specialty sauces card that tells you what is in each sauce bottle. This is so convenient, actually knowing what a sauce is before you taste it, so many places don’t have this.
My sandwich arrived in less then 15 minutes and the kitchen did not let me down! The brisket was moist (that’s hard for some restaurants to do), smokey and had diced red onions mixed with the sauce. The onions are used sparingly so they do not over power the “ensemble”. The bun was soft, nothing special. I sampled all the sauces on the table, the Spicy is not that hot so try it.
Moving on to the side, those glorious Sweet Potato Stix are definitely worth the extra dollar. Crunchy outside, soft in, they are served with a spicy dip. I think it is horse radish, ketchup and mayo or sour cream. The spicy horse radish caught me off guard and it delighted me, just like Training Day (Viewer Discretion is Advised):
Those sweet potatoes balanced the harshness of the radish while I chomped the sandwich.
That’s a Wrap!
Go to Lucille’s for the BBQ, the service is fast and it’s priced well. Haven’t tried the “other” items on the menu, perhaps next time.