Dinners with Josh – Brobecks BBQ

I have been on a roll trying new places lately!  Thanks to the local Facebook group called KC Eats.  It’s a great group of people and a great way to hear about new places around town.  I had read several great reviews on Brobecks BBQ and we decided to dive in.

On most of these reviews I had read that you have to try the ham salad.  So I ordered the appetizer!  The only other ham salad i’ve had was Debbie’s ham salad which she would make after holidays where smoked ham was a staple.  It was always a great treat and something I haven’t been able to recreate.  This one was really good too.  It was served with homemade chips and packages of crackers.  Josh claims he doesn’t like ham salad but made a dent in it anyways!


For dinner, we both ordered different things.  Josh got the Brobecks Combo platter with fries and macaroni and cheese and I got the Burnt End dinner with cheesy corn and beans.

All the meat on both plates was really good.  It was all served dry, which I prefer and there was sauce on the table.  There was also a table with a few different other sauces you could get and signs encouraging you to bring your own sauce if you didn’t like theirs.  The mac and cheese was a solid choice, the steak fries were nicely cooked and meaty, the beans were decent and the cheesy corn wasn’t bland like some cheesy corn can be.

It was a great meal and we were both stuffed and took home some leftovers.  The BBQ market is a tough one around here but I would go back for the ham salad alone.  They are closed Sunday and Monday so don’t make the drive out there and be disappointed on those days!


Lunches with Dad – Mudhole BBQ

Wednesday was the day of BBQ.  So much BBQ and i’m not mad about it.  Ill chronicle my BBQ dinner with Josh in another post.

This was my week to choose lunch and I already had this one queued up and ready to go!  It’s fairly new location and is called Mudhole BBQ.  They also have another location and a food truck.  It sits in an unassuming strip mall on North Oak.  Once inside its bright and cheery.  You order at the counter, get your drink and find a table and they bring your food out to you.

Dad and I decided that we would share a meal.  We got an order of the Mudhole Rangoons and chose the Burnt Ends Sandwich with fries.  We also got an order of the beans.


Being a big fan of cream cheese, I was super excited to try the rangoons.  They did NOT disappoint!  They were creamy and delicious and had tender meat in them.  A perfect combination, really.  The only thing that was disappointing is that there wasn’t more to be had!

The beans were a surprise!  Instead of the usual baked beans, these were more like a ham and beans type and flavor bean with a bbq twist.  Very interesting!  Dad enjoyed them more than I did, but they were still a good choice in my book.  The burnt ends had good flavor and were nice and tender.  The fries had a great seasoning on them which made them delicious.

It was a little on the pricey side, IMHO (or maybe that’s just dads voice in my head), being ~$27 for one meal, an extra side, an appetizer and two drinks.  (Ok, writing it out like that makes it seem like a lot!) But it was still a good meal and I would give them another shot!  I would encourage you to try them out too, if you’re in the area!