The interior was visually interesting if a bit disjointed; the jury’s out on the pairs of close-set columns separating the booths between the bar and the rest of the main seating area. I did, however, like the bar, the open kitchen, and the spectacular back seating area with what must have been 30-foot ceilings and skylights. I’d really like to check the place out at night and grab some drinks (unless anybody has reason to avoid it).
The food, so far, is another story. Very little about my first meal there calls me back. I ordered the Pork BBQ with cheesy scrambled eggs (hold the slaw, please), but what arrived wasn’t actually BBQ. Sure, it was tasty and spicy shredded pork, but it was clearly braised pork. Not smoked. The color, the texture, the flavor…no smoke at all, and perhaps not even liquid smoke. Additionally, there was half a handful of chopped red peppers and scallions scattered across the plate of food, something not indicated in the menu (or I’d surely have asked to leave them out as well). Finally, the gray-brown thinly sliced potatoes on the side were presumably home fries, but they were soggy, limp, and thoroughly unappetizing.
Better luck next time, whenever that is.
3 thoughts on “Lulu’s – Belated First Impressions”
Does anyone else served “BBQ” and eggs?I’ve never heard of such a thing.
@Jocelyn:Not that I’m aware of. I like the concept, and the flavor combination could work really well.I was actually hoping it would be barbecue mixed in with the eggs, or folded inside, since it WAS listed under the omelette section after all.
I also had a less than fabulous meal there about a month ago. I ordered the mac and cheese dish, which I found flavorless, topped with two overcooked shrimp and two nicely cooked shrimp. It was a great disappointment since all I’ve seen are rave reviews of the place.