Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

We ate at the Biker Jim's in Highlands Ranch, CO on a Sunday afternoon.  This is not a regular hot dog place.  They serve dogs made out of reindeer, rattlesnake, pheasant, wild boar, duck, buffalo, etc.

Orders are placed at the counter. The staff was very nice and helpful.  I chose a frank wrapped in bacon with a side order of fried mac and cheese.  The frank was delicious and the mac and cheese was really good.  The mac and cheese was quite filling.

Frank Wrapped in Bacon and side order of Mac and Cheese
Jeff ordered the rattlesnake and pheasant dog and a side order of fried pickles.  He liked his dog.  Neither of us liked the fried pickles which was a first. 

We ate outside in their patio area which has a nice view of the mountains.

We enjoyed eating here and may return if time allows.

The Rib House

The Rib House is located in a very residential area in Longmont, CO.  We ate here on a Saturday evening and were surprised that no one else was there.  I had read the reviews and most were really good. 

Orders are placed at the counter and then your order is brought out to you.  The employee who took our order was very nice and explained the menu since it was our first time.

There is a nice seating area outside as well as inside. We chose to sit outside as it was a very nice evening.

We were really surprised by how long it took to get our order since they had no other customers when we came in.  It was probably a good 20-30 minutes. 

I ordered Scott's Rib Basket which also included two sides.  I chose the cheesy corn bake and coleslaw.  The cheesy corn bake was really good. The coleslaw was blah.  It lacked seasoning.  The pork ribs were delicious.  I chose the medium BBQ sauce and it was good.

Scott's Rib Basket
Jeff ordered Mark's Rib Sampler.  He chose the Fire BBQ sauce because he likes hot things and the lady at the counter said it really wasn't that hot.  It was too hot for him and that never happens.

We both really liked the food here.  My only suggestions would be that customers should be allowed to try more than one sauce without an additional charge.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Woody's Woodfired Pizza

Woody's Wood-Fired Pizza is located in Golden, CO.  The reason that I wanted to eat here was because they have an all you can eat salad, soup and pizza buffet.

We were seated promptly and our order was taken.  We were told that the salad bars were at the bar and the waitress brought us our pizza plates. The one thing that I did not like about this place was that guests are not given clean plates to get refills of pizza.  You are supposed to use your dirty ones.  I have never seen that at a buffet before.  It just doesn't seem right to me.

The salad bar had your basics; salad, black olives, cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, pasta salad.  I thought it was really good.

There was a wide variety of pizzas on the buffet bar; pepperoni, sausage and black olives, buffalo chicken, cheese, etc.  The pizza itself is good.  They do not skimp on the ingredients.  They have honey on the table to tip your crust in.  That is different. 

The service was really slow.  We only saw our waitress a few times.  She refilled our drinks and brought us our bill. She didn't have to bring us clean plans, so that cut down on our service.

The manager came around to each table and asked how everything was.

All in all, I enjoyed eating here.  They do serve other items other than pizza.  I noticed a few people with burgers and buffalo wings. They both looked good. The price of the buffet is $11.99 but you can also just buy the pizza by the slice.

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