The Hippy in me says give me a Mountain Mi

So if we go back to October, and head into the Southern sun up in boulder, you will find this menu.


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Zeidis vs Fromins: Pastrami Rumble Part 1

Since I have been on a ruben/pastrami kick, I figured I would do a comparison between a couple of sandwiches that I had a couple of days apart. Two Jewish Delis, both which give you pickles at your table. Both with black and white cookies behind the front counter. Both you need to pay at the counter. One is in Denver, and one is in Santa Monica, but both are pretty darn authentic (i mean, no katz’s deli, but you get what i am talking about) and know their ways around some traditional Jewish food.

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Blue Cow Cafe makes a Ruben without the MOO

My aunt came to town, and we decided to go on a little adventure to check out the wedding venue and take a little tour of the surrounding towns. We swung through Evergreen, and around that time we started to get hungry, so we went off towards Morrison. It was during the Wide Spread Panic show, so we had to avoid a bunch of smelly hippies, but we ended up getting a table at the Blue Cow Cafe. It is a quaint little place with a mixture of inside, outside and patio tables. They have one of those screen windows you can order ice cream from, and a pretty good menu.

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Potato, Potahtoe…. Fratellis, Fratellos.

Remember when you were much younger and your imagination ran wild and chunk comes up and is about to pass out because he is winded and scared and he smells like he might have crapped himself but you aren’t really sure, but he is blabbering about there being bullet holes in the back of a jeep 4×4?

Remember when you tried to look for one eyed willy, but you ended up having to deal with a crazy old lady who threatened to cut out your friends tounge, and a couple of brothers that reminded you of a bad slapstick comedy? Well, I don’t either, but I do remember watching the movie Goonies enough times to think that it may have actually been a part of my reality.
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How do you determine what is a sandwich?

Now I have set some standards for what is a sandwich, but I also have been questioned numerous times whether things count as a sandwich…. Everyone has their own idea of what a sandwich should be. If you watch the food network, you will see everything from a bite sized morsel to a pile of pig products on top of a loaf of bread. That is a pretty big range.

I think a sandwich is whatever you want it to be.
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Boom Boom Down, Don’t Tell them I’m the Informer

Some light listening as you read this blog…..

So I went to Boulder a while ago…. a long while ago, and while I didn’t get kicked out for being a snitch, I did have a pretty good sandwich.
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Smoked out at the new smokehouse and bbq

There has been rumor that the new bbq joint, Maverick’s Oak Pit Grill, in Golden was going to open, and finally they did. As with every restaurant, there are hits and misses, and there are the good and the bad. I had heard that the food was ok, and I also knew that the ventilation system was not quite set up. The bar and grill that used to be in the same location always smelled like a grease pit, so I wasn’t expecting much different from this place.

Well, I knew that they were open, because every time I walked by they said they were open, and I kept getting coupons to go in there. Well, being at work, I didn’t have any of the coupons with me, so I decided to check on the local google machine and see what I could come up with…

Well, i found their website. It says it is coming soon and says that they are in golden. There is an image, which is pretty advanced….. but of course there is no phone number. There is also no address, which is fine, because I know where it is. Anyway, I decided to go down there and see what they had for sandwiches…. I looked at their menu (which I would link if i could… but i can’t) and they had a couple of sandwiches. they are trying to get their liquor license, and they are trying to figure out the ventilation system.

I had heard rumors about the quality of service and the quality of food, but I was the only one in there, so my view may be a little skewed…. i mean, they get negative points for not being able to add simple html text to their website with the phone number, but the menu looked good and things looked tasty. i went for a bbq tri tip sandwich on a garlic bread roll, with hand cut french fries. I left for about 10 minutes while my food was being prepared, and when I came back, they were just getting my order ready. Prices were not bad for a sandwich, and the portions were pretty good. They happily obliged to my request for extra terriyaki sauce on the side.

When I got back to work, I opened up the container and this is what I saw…

It looked pretty tasty, and it was a pretty good size…. notice the hand in the background? That is one of my co-workers reaching for the terriyaki sauce. He ordered the same thing I did, and he also realized that there could have been more sauce on the sandwich. The flavor of the meat was good, the bread was toasted, but I couldn’t get any garlic flavor out of it, and I was always under the assumption that bbq was supposed to be messy no matter how you ate it. This was not the case at all. I appreciate that the bun was not soggy with bbq sauce, but there could have at least been a little more than what was on there!

The fries were large cut, and were definitely fresh, but they didn’t seem to have enough seasoning. I ended up taking a couple of them, and as per my usual, putting them in the sandwich, and then pouring some of the terriyaki sauce on top to moisten up the whole thing. I wasn’t really blown away by any of the flavors, and i am curious to see what the oak pit seasoning will do for these guys? I guess I will have to wait and see.

Overall, I gave the sandwich a 2.5/5 because the portions were decent, the fries were fresh, but there was no kick to the flavor, and the bread was sort of a slightly oversized hot dog bun. I think I will wait until they get their smoker up before I go back for more…. sorry.

Oh yeah, should anyone happen to come across this while looking for their phone number, here it is:
Mavericks Oak Pit Grill
1301 13th St
Golden CO 80401
Phone: 303 271 1bbq (1227)