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Lunch at His Place

012Eureka. I have finally found a place in town that can produce a proper smoked rib. It’s His Place Eatery at 30th Street and Shadeland  Avenue. They call themselves  a soul food restaurant, which is a catch phrase for country cooking. If that is supposed to mean that they offer good food; then they nailed it. They don’t just offer smoked pig they also grill or fry chops, chicken and fish. They even have big salads. And of course they make their own deserts.



As you can tell they don’t spend a lot on plate garnishment. They want their food to be the center of the plate with no distractions. That little splotch on Pat’s review is a drop of rib juice. Clumsy. The owner does the cooking and he is a man after my own heart in that he prefers a dry rub. Saving sauce as optional not mandatory. The rib is the king. Hands down. The meat really just slides off the bone. The dry rub accentuates the flavor of the pig and keeps it moist. Every bite fills your mouth with smokiness. Not that intense overwhelming liquid smokiness that some people pass off as ” smoked”. But the real hard wood and fire kind. I didn’t even use any of the sauce they provided. 

The sides they provide match the quality of the protein they serve. The greens were as good as any that I have had; and the mac and cheese is on a par with Taste Budds. The bourbon cream corn was interesting. It was pretty good. I am just not a big fan of cream corn. But I had to try it. I also had to try the sweet potato cheesecake. Even though I had to take half my lunch home. The cheesecake was rich and potato sweet. A definite home run. The only negative was the corn bread. It was more a corn muffin of the average kind. But that should not be a deal breaker. To me if you like a lot of sweet red sauce with your Que then by all means go with the Wonder. Which brings to mind. Chef, should you read this, have you ever considered a Carolina vinegar and pepper sauce to go with your ribs? Just a thought.

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8 responses

  1. bourbon cream corn and sweet potato cheesecake? never heard of such things, but i would try them. cream corn gets so thick that you can literally stick a spoon in it, and it stays erect.

    June 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    • Neither have I. That’s why I had to try them. You’re right about creamed corn. You can patch an adobe wall with the stuff. This was very thick. It had a pleasant taste but I prefer my corn on the cob. As for the cheesecake it was pretty straight forward. Pureed sweet potato and cream cheese. Tasty but super sweet. I’d eat it again.

      June 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  2. Oh, and I’m pretty sure “His” place means the Lord’s place.

    June 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    • You know, I never thought of it that way, but I bet you’re right. Afterall good food and good company is a blessing.

      June 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      • Hallelujah

        June 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      • Amen Sister kerbey Amen.

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