Because you would never guess from the lunch I had today!
All in moderation, right? 😉
I had a meeting this morning that let out just before noon. When I returned to my desk there was a voicemail on my work phone from my Dad telling me to call him back right away. My parents NEVER call my work line, so when I heard the urgent e-mail I began to freak out a little.
I immediately called back and had visions of what could be wrong in my head.
Turns out nothing was wrong at all. My Dad just happened to be driving through my part of town for business and was wondering if I was free for lunch. In fact he was already downstairs waiting! 🙂
A new BBQ place called 4Rivers had just opened down the street to RAVE reviews. All of my co-workers can not stop talking about it and every time I drive by there is a line that often spills into the street.
I’ve been meaning to try it and knew my Dad would get a kick out of it, so I suggested we head there for lunch today. When we pulled up it occurred to me that I had not had BBQ food since right before the Crooms race last April! I used to eat BBQ food at least once a week in high school, but now a days my tummy can’t handle all the grease like it used to.
The line was long as expected, but it seemed to move quickly. The assembly line behind the counter knew what they were doing and were able to move the crowd through swiftly and effectively.
There was nothing at all healthy about this menu. Everything seemed heavy and I’m pretty sure all of the side dishes had a meat element in it some how, but that’s the way good bbq is suppose to be, right?
When I first walked through the door it wasn’t the line up of food that got my attention, oh no, it was the line up of sweets!
Who knew a well known BBQ place had an indoor bakery with such delicious looking treats?
I debated back and forth on what to order and in the end decided to go all out with an old favorite – the pulled pork sandwich.
I asked for jalapenos and the spicy bbq sauce.
The pork and spicy sauce were great, but the bun wasn’t anything special. I should have ordered the sandwich sans bun and asked for a biscuit or cornbread instead.
On the side I got the cornbread salad and green beans.
The cornbread salad was good, but very heavy because of the dressing. I loved the green beans, but was jealous of the collard greens my Dad had ordered.
Speaking of my Dad…
He ordered the burnt end sandwich which was made up of the end pieces of the pork and brisket. I thought the meat was really tasty, but my Dad declared it a little too greasy for his likings.
Now, you know I couldn’t be trusted around all those cupcakes and not want to take one home for myself.
My name is Meghann and I have a cupcake addiction. 😉
My Dad split the chocolate cupcake with peanut butter icing with me.
I loved the peanut butter flavor of the icing. It was the perfect mid-work treat. 🙂
Now 4Rivers isn’t somewhere I would eat everyday, but it was a fun outing with my Dad and worth the splurge. If you are a BIG BBQ fan and are looking for some great southern BBQ in Orlando then I highly suggest you check 4Rivers out! Just be prepared for a long line, limited parking, and limited seating during the lunch rush and dinner crowds. 🙂
Before lunch I did have a semi-healthy snack of pretzel goldfish and dried fruit.
Currently I am stuffed to the gils and remembering why I don’t eat BBQ everyday. It may tastes good going down, but boy does my belly not appreciate it after that! Hopefully, the bike ride I have planned after work will help with all the digestion. 🙂