Eat meat here, seems like a reasonable slogan for a restaurant simply called MEAT. I met up with a friend from out of town on a dreary Sunday evening to try out the newest (relatively newest) BBQ joint in town. When you first walk into MEAT, you are greeted with a beautifully decorated and spacious space full of rich tones and colours. The place was surprisingly busy for a Sunday but we didn’t have to wait long for a spot.
As there were only two of us, we decided to each order our own sandwiches but I would have liked to try a couple of their meat offerings (oh well, next time).
They have their homemade sauces right on the table (bourbon, cherry, spicy, mustard). I tried them all and spicy was definitely the winner.
– 2x Alley Kat main squeeze grapefruit ale ($6) – we were both pleasantly surprised by how tasty this ale was. Wasn’t overly sweet, which tends to happen for fruit beers but this one was light and refreshing.
– 2x Wildrose brown ale ($6.50) – my friend was also very happy with the brown ale. I had a taste – this is their darkest beer. According to our waitress, these two were her favourites so apparently we picked wisely (she told us this after we picked).
– BBQ pulled chicken sandwich ($15) – comes with garlic fries which are soooo good and they just pile a massive amount on your plate. The pulled chicken was tender and juicy. According to their “smoke times” chart, they let this baby go for 4 hours.
– Pulled pork sandwich ($15) + pickle ($1) – my friend really enjoyed/couldn’t even finish her dish. The pulled pork is smoked for 14 hours (they ain’t playing around)!
All in all, I was pretty impressed with MEAT and much happier than when I went to their sister restaurant (see The Next Act).