Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bomber's - eeeww

It was snowing, I was exhausted and I started baking a chicken just at the time when I wanted to be eating dinner yesterday. So I set the chicken at 300F degrees and went to Bomber's for cheap eats.

I've been trying to taste my way through the menu just to see what they do well and what they do badly.

Last night was mixed. I ordered the Strongbow cider, which is unfailingly lovely.

I was wishy washy about what to order, but settled on the pulled pork BBQ plate. What came was, um,less than lovely. And it didn't have anything to do with cheap eats. It had to do with appalingly bad taste.

The BBQ pork is good. It's tender, seasoned well and has that sweet spicy taste that I like very much. However, it was covered over with an extra dollop of cold sauce with SOUR CREAM on top of it. Now who in their right mind puts sour cream on BBQ? It was absolutely wretched. And anyone with half a neuron firing lets the customer slather on more BBQ sauce as needed. On this plate, the extra sauce just made it sort of sickeningly sweet and more like BBQ soup. Alongside this disaster was unseasoned rice, black beans and totally naked shredded lettuce. When I say unseasoned, I mean no salt, no pepper,no onion powder, nada. Once the aluminum plate gets cold, which is in about a minute, and it starts to cool down the beans and rice they just suck. The plate was horrid.

My advice to Bomber's -- rescue this plate and put it at the top of your popular list:

1. provide a couple tomato slices or ANYTHING with the lettuce to make a salad;
2. provide salad dressing
3. season the rice and beans or provide salsa;
4. lose the sour cream or contain it on the side;
5. put the extra BBQ sauce on the side;
6. re-think the plate altogether and provide baked beans instead of the wretched black beans and rice.

Bomber's has many great cheap eats dishes, but this ain't one of them.

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