Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Burly's Chuckwagon (Part 2)

(Original Review -- May 2011)

The first Salem Saturday Market of 2012 took place on April 7, and I met a friend there for lunch. Circling the numerous vendors, we decided to try Burly's. I had been waiting for some time to give this place another try.

Burly's numerous BBQ sauces! They are all great choices!
It was roughly 10:30 in the morning, and I still craved breakfast. Hell, I eat breakfast at all times of the day.

(April 2012)
Over the last year, I've really become a big biscuits and gravy person. So naturally, I went with the Biscuit Shooter: country gravy with three types of sausage and pulled pork, smothering a Southern-style biscuit. A massive biscuit and enough gravy to clog all my arteries. A good deal for $5 -- even though it will take a few more years off my life expectancy.

"Biscuit Shooter" -- basically a big biscuit with country gravy
(Burly's Chuckwagon)
I also topped my B&G with some of Burly's "Smoke Signals" BBQ sauce. A young dude taking orders said it had some habanero in there. I knew it wouldn't be extremely spicy for me, but I went with it anyway because it was easily the spiciest condiment there.

The gravy was hearty, thick, and delicious. I personally enjoyed the sausage chunks in the gravy, adding great texture contrast and flavor. On the other hand, the biscuit, which looked like it got hit by gamma rays, was tough to cut into with just a fork. Being at a Farmers' Market, the biscuits were probably not freshly made. Size is not everything, fellas.

The BBQ sauce was very good. The sweetness significantly reduced the heat level, so I think a lot of people would enjoy it.

My friend enjoyed the Smokehouse Hash with Yukon gold potatoes, green peppers, onions, sausage, pulled pork, and cheese, with a biscuit side. In any case, even this panda has to socialize with others about non-foodie matters. Gasp!

Despite the biscuit, the overall was still much better than my last visit. An OK experience here. 5.5/10

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