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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Phat Matt's or Taunting BBQ Grail

Well, as I mentioned in a previous post, Larry of the BBQ Grail blog and mini-webmpire and I happened onto Phat Matt's a short time ago and had an excellent lunch. During that time, two things were mentioned, one of which was sampled.  One was that they feature a weekly special and the other was the peach cobbler.  Well, I had to go back, as the sample of the cobbler was addictive.

The cobbler is an interesting riff on the old peaches on biscuits cobbler in that it also offers a crunchy topping over the peaches and dougn, just enough of an additional texture to really make it sing.  This photo does not do the flavor justice.
And the bacon-wrapped pork loin, with an excellent tender texture and perfect flavoring.  I like the idea of a weekly special and this sandwich was terrific. Further, there was plenty of meat for a very reasonable price. As you can see, there is plenty of meat on a simple bun. Nothing fancy, as BBQ sandwiches should require nothing fancy, it is all about the meat, and there was plenty of that.
BBQ Grail, you were missed, although the food salved that just fine.  Phat Matt's says hi.


  1. Nothing fancy? In some places, sesame seeds on a bun could get your butt kicked for being "high falutin'" ;)

    Seriously though, Phatt Matt's sounds like a great place. A bit far away for me though.

  2. Really?

    "Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun..."

    If McDonald's standardized it in 1967 in the Big Mac, can anyone really call it high falutin?

  3. Chris is not from CA, seeds on buns are uncommon down there. I will tell Matt that the buns are too fancy.

  4. call me elitist but pickle and onion would be nice

    (yellow onion - not red or white) but I'm not picky ;)

  5. This is California, BBQ is not served with a pickle and onion. Elitist!