Thursday, February 19, 2009

One Would Assume, but....

We are taking a lil' roadtrip this weekend. While researching hotels to stay at on Saturday I discovered a link to a restaurant in the area we are visiting named "Corned Beef & Co." To say my heart skipped a beat ...well, my "Yippppeee!" woke up the dog.

I am a HUGE fan of corned beef, especially corned beef and cabbage, with boiled potatoes and carrots. It is my go-to birthday menu [if we can even find corned beef in September-how can corned beef be "out of season" like, ever?] but can you imagine? A restaurant devoted to CORNED BEEF? I figured the Skippyfamily could just drop me off - go on their appointments [College shopping for our daughter] and I would just sit and savor [several] servings of my most favorite meal in existence. Oh! And perhaps we could go back for breakfast on Sunday - and Pooldad could have corned beef hash. Yeah baby!

With my hotel search forgotten - I concentrated on locating a menu to read [& drool] over their scrumptious descriptions of the most wonderful of meals.

Humph. Found the menu. Lunch & Dinner - okay, no breakfast, but I can still hang for lunch & dinner, right? No. no. and. no.

Imagine my surprise and disappointment when I discovered:

They have a FOUR page menu - and on this FOUR page menu there is ONE listing for corned beef...and it is a sandwich. Did I mention it is a FOUR page menu? They named themselves "Corned Beef & Company" and they offer one lousy sandwich - which I can get anywhere [or make myself, better] and I could find nary a hint of a slice of roast, a potato or a carrot. [They serve wood oven pizzas...woooooo [snark] pasta and steaks with lame-o sandwiches I can get anywhere.

What a tease. And a stupid name.


Coffeypot said...

I love corn beef, too, and that plate looks good enough to dive into. I say forget the motel and just take a sleeping bag and stay at the restaurant. I also love Reuben’s with extra sauce.

SkippyMom said...


but unfortunately they don't serve that plate or a rueben.

just a lousy corned beef on rye with mustard.


Gail said...

Reubens? I love them! Could eat them three times a day. Sadly, many places do not know how to make them.

So sorry for your disappointment. At least they picked a good name!

Greenmare said...

I would totally boycott them and leave notes on the door telling them so! ONE corned beef item??? sheesh! I have a lovely corned beef in my freezer, if you stop by I'll get that baby going! well, I'll probably get it going anyway cause I love that stuff!

RVVagabond said...

I had never eaten or made corned beef until I met my second husband, Denny, but as a special treat on St. Patrick's Day one year I bought one and fixed it with all the trimmings.

O. M. G.

Loved it!