Kosher Tex-Mex Barbecue Craving

Every once in a while I get a serious craving for barbecue. Not because I love it so - no. More because I'm a nut job. Anyway, that's another story altogether. Back to the food. I'm always craving this food, but know that I generally have only a handful of options since I don't eat pork and eat chicken every once in a while. I wanted ribs so I begged the hubby to find a good restaurant within a reasonable driving distance from our place *aka a maximum of 10 hours ;)*. He delivered with Smokey Joe's Kosher Tex-Mex Barbeque.

I. Kid. You. Not. Kosher Tex-Mex. Even if I wasn't in the mood for ribs, there was no way I would have passed up the chance to experience Kosher Tex-Mex.

We took the drive to Teaneck, NJ barely able to contain our excitement - when I say we, I really mean me. Hubby's not as easily impressed. Anyway, it was as interesting as I thought it would be. Outside of the waitstaff, we were the only non-Jewish individuals in the restaurant. Nothing new. We're used to being "the only ________" almost everywhere that we go.

Dinner was good, but the experience was better. The best part being listening to the yarmulke-wearing-20-somethings singing Rihana's Umbrella as they left their table. I. Love. America.

Cornbread and Onion Jam Spread. Oh this was so tasty --- especially if you're like me and like the chunks of corn in your bread.

Appetizer: Sausage Sampler. We chose the Lamb Merguez and the Turkey Sage. I'm still salivating over the lamb. According to hubby, we're going back just so he can get a Sausage Sampler as his main course.

Dinner (Mine): BBQ Sampler Plate. I chose the Brisket and Chicken option and added the Rice and Beans as a side. Hubby at my chicken because I didn't really like it. I enjoyed the brisket, although I would have preferred the traditional Jewish one (they were out). I would not recommend the side.

Dinner (Hubby): Homemade Meatloaf. I pretty much devoured his meatloaf. I loved it so.

Next time we go, we're taking the whole family - on my hubby's side. Maybe, he'll wear his Star Wars shirt again. We can only hope.