Last week, we had relatives from the Philippines visit us. With the very limited time we had (only 2 full days excluding their arrival and departure days), we made sure we brought them to two of our favorite places: San Antonio for a little sightseeing, and The County Line for the best barbecue beef ribs.
Time permitting, we always make it a point to bring house guests to The County Line, usually, the one at “Austin on the Lake” (there’s one at “Austin on the Hill”). It’s a very good thing that there was one at the San Antonio River Walk as well. It meant we didn’t have to make a 2-hour drive back to Austin for the best finger-lickin’ ribs. ;)
Counterclockwise from the pretty little girl in red licking butter from the single serve container: Abby, my hubby, Fr. Kit (our uncle), Ninang (Godmother) Petite, Tito (Uncle) Jess, and Rina.
We only ordered a few things, which were nevertheless big in size: soft freshyly baked whole wheat bread served with honey butter, beef rib platter smothered with barbecue sauce, 1/2 baby back rib platter also smothered with barbecue sauce…
…and a chicken platter with barbecue sauce on the side. We had a couple of side dishes too, mostly mashed potato and cole slaw.
Rina tried her best to eat with a knife and fork but we kept teasing her to use her bare hands…the all-American/Texan way. :) She relented in the end but wrapped a napkin at the end of the beef rib as compromise. Hee hee.
There’s a popular line in the Philippines often used when eating meat with the bone in: “Sarap (Delicious) to the bones”. Such is the case with the beef ribs. I’m still in awe at how my uncle cleaned up his beef ribs. Definitely yummy to the bones! :D
How do you think we liked our meal? Hee hee. :D
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