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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Staten Island: Daddy O's BBQ

Who wears a white Vince long sleeve shirt to a BBQ joint and walks away as clean
as she walked in? This girl! I might have cheated a little but, whatever works, right! 

Sunday night we headed to a new BBQ spot called Daddy O's in the old Boondocks in 
Staten Island. On our drive there I was entertained by mischievous boyhood stories of 
growing up on Staten Island and what this area used to be like 30 years ago. This 
included a detailed description of what the strip club, which now houses this BBQ 
restaurant and sports bar, used to look like. I did not venture to ask many questions. 
What happens in the past can stay in the past for all I care. 

We arrived and sat at the bar for a drink while we waited for our table. We decided it
was a good idea to look over the menu and prepare are orders for when we were 
seated. Leif gave Louis and I the upper hand in ordering. This was a big challenge
as the menu was two sided, huge and way too many options for my brain to handle
while this hungry. If it was up to me, I would have gone for the mac and cheese 
burger with a side of mac and cheese...wait... yeah, that is probably accurate. 

We were finally seated at our table and I immediately joked I would need a bib.
The server said we have bibs and I made sure to know at this point I was not 
joking anymore and actually needed one. A minute later he came back with three
I Heart Ribs bibs! With my luck, I would have destroyed that shirt. It was very
stupid of me to wear it in the first place. 

Louis and I decided on the feast for four. This included brisket, ribs, rib tips, sausage,
chicken, pulled pork, corn on the cob, french fries, corn bread, and sweet potato tots. 
And because we cycled 43 miles the day before, an order of the mac and cheese was
necessary. Once the food arrived, I'm not sure we thought any of it was actually 
necessary anymore....

This intense pile of meat and carbs was placed before us. All we could do was laugh,
take photos and finally, dig in! 

Which is exactly what we did, dig in! Everything was delicious but my favorite
was definitely the corn bread. Best corn bread to date! Of course this girl picks
a non meat dish as her favorite. The ribs and pulled pork had to be my favorite
out of all the meat options. 

Of course we made a dent, however, we had dinner for the next 4 nights left
on that plate. Each of us were luck enough to bring home a doggy bag. I might
or might not have eaten that piece of corn bread for breakfast!

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