Trivia & Tidbits
BBQ Ribs are a Summer Tradition. Since summer is just around the corner, that means it is time for good old fashion BBQ. Ribs, sausage and brisket are the usual BBQ dishes. In the south, we love our ribs.
You don’t have to look very hard to find rib cook offs in most cities during the summer. They can be roasted, grilled, baked, braised or smoked. They can be of beef, lamb, venison or pork. The term ribs usually refers to the less meaty part of the chops.
In Texas our ribs are normally cooked as a slab. If you aren’t familiar with that term, it means they are cooked together and not cut into separate ribs.
Most have heard of short ribs. Beef short ribs are larger, meatier and more tender than pork spare ribs. In the UK they are also called Jacob’s Ladder. Well move over short ribs because in Fort Worth we now have Long Ribs.
Chef Point Café is now offering the Braised Long Rib. If you want to know how big is long, think back to the cartoon The Flintstones. Remember the big rib that Fred Flintstone would eat? In Bedrock they were called Brontosaurus Ribs. You have the picture, we mean big.
Chef Franson has outdone himself with the Braised Long Rib. Prepared in a ginger orange sauce and served with homemade creamy mashed potatoes. If you want to try the long rib, you need to hurry. This is a special item that will be served for a limited time. Each month Chef selects a few new gourmet items for the specials menu. This is a great way to keep the menu changing and always have something new to try. The downside, though, is that your favorite dish might only be available for a short time.
This month hurry in and try the Braised Long Ribs before they are gone. Then you can join Fred Flintstone in eating the world’s largest ribs.