A couple of my friends and I decided upon trying the Peckinpah restaurant in Gastown Sunday evening, we noticed that the establishment was packed and we ended up sitting at the bar.
We were invited with a taste of a few beer samples from the taps, and ended up with a decent brew - the brew was the best part of the evening because the meal was tasteless. I didn't know what the meaning of "Peckinpah" was and decided to educate myself by asking the waiter/server... got a brief though glorified account of Sam Peckinpah... ain't "fluff" grande?
Okay, time to get to the meal. I ordered the Short Beef Ribs combo; got a side of creamy coleslaw and creamy beans, along with a couple of slivers of corn bread. The short beef ribs weren't even remotely attached to the rib bones, I didn't understand what they were doing in my paper-lined platter! The beef wasn't warm and I began to chew on a piece of cold "fat"... the beef was tasteless so I had to soak the meat with their house special vinegar and meat sauce to actually get some flavour but the flavour was smoked meat sauce with a subtle hint of vinegar swishing around in my mouth.
I usually get my beef ribs warm at other establishments. I was rather disgusted for the amount of money I paid for a full-serving of beef ribs, and "two" short beef ribs constitutes a full serving. The creamy slaw wasn't too bad but I didn't think much of the creamy beans, I'd rather enjoy a serving of traditional Heinz bbq beans from a can... bleh!
Nope, not a second time - even if the meal were "on the house" - there are far better bbq restaurants in this city.