Sunday, August 23, 2009

2009 Aug 23 - Las at Market Club

2009 Aug 23 - Las at Market Club (Sacramento, CA)

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Las was getting bored in Carson City. She had sold her motorcycle. So she set up this breakfast at the Market Club. She had somehow missed all of our previous trips to the Market Club.

Stan, Yvonne (Mrs Pdub) and Phil

Phil, Pdub and Yvonne with Pdub's wee-strom and my Moto Guzzi Nevada

Las walks over from her pick um up truck

It has been a while since Las has shown up on this side of the mountains

We wander in to the restaurant and get seated. As the others are deciding what to order, I take a few food photos of other tables. :-)

The Hamburger Royale over rice

Homemade corn beef hash and eggs over rice

Now this is the Market Club, but Las, Pdub, Yvonne and Stan do not order Market Club fare.
Las has the link sausage and eggs. Pdub has bacon and eggs. Yvonne has steak and eggs. And Stan has a short stack and scrambled eggs. At least Phil has an omelet with fried rice (a dollar extra). You can only get fried rice on Sundays.
Las holding her links

Yvonne sent her steak back since it was over cooked. The second steak was medium-rare, as ordered, and very tasty.

Now I have one of the Sunday Specials, the fried rice with one egg over easy. I have already smashed the egg into the rice. :-)

So anyway I have to go to a neighboring table to get photos.
Now this is the Market Club. Fried wienies and eggs over rice.

And the wife has the fried baloney and eggs over rice. Both with raisin bread toast (extra charge)

We split up after breakfast and head our separate ways.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

2009 Aug 15 - Shorter's BBQ (Tracy, CA)

2009 Aug 15 - Shorter's BBQ (Tracy, CA)

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Mom wanted to go to the Tracy Farmer's Market. Her first stop is always Kandi's Pies and Pastries. My sister had given mom a list of baked goods to buy. And mom buys cookies for half the neighborhood. The owners of Kandi's have bought a ranch up on Apple Hill in El Dorado County, so have only one more Saturday at the Tracy Farmer's Market. They will open their Apple Hill ranch on Sep 4th. Apple Ridge Farms Web Site The Apple Hill location is in ADDITION to their bakery in Tracy. So they will be open in Tracy for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter as usual.

But mom also bought some fresh berries and vegetables. I bought an egg plant and two boxes of blueberries.

Anyway, we had been going to Perko's Coffee Shop or the Golden Corral Buffet after the Farmer's Market. But today I decide to try the BBQ joint only a block and a half away. Miles childhood buddy, Bobby had told him about this place. So even though it was only 10:30 AM it was so close that I chose to drive by it. There normal opening time is 11:00 AM, but since the start of the Farmer's Market he has been opening a lot earlier. He seems to do a lot of take-out business.

Anyway Dave Shorter co-owner with his wife DoƱelle was there and said that almost everything was ready to go. So mom and I took a seat. The ordering system is that you go to the counter and order and pay. When your order is ready it is brought out to your table. Beside BBQ they serve other Southern stuff, today's Special was smothered short ribs with mac and cheese and black eyed peas. I almost ordered that, but I wanted to try their ribs. The chief cook is Dave's mother Frances Shorter. She kept on the move and I never did get a picture of her.

The front of the store

The menu on the wall

The catering and party menu

Coca Cola knick knacks and trophies

The printed menu

Mom decides on the Kid's BBQ Rib Meal with coleslaw for the side. I order the Rib dinner with coleslaw and black eyed peas for my two sides.
Here's Dave

Dave brings out the food and has added an extra rib to mom's Kid's meal.
Mom's lunch

My dinner

The ribs are very tender and tasty. We both got the regular sauce and I think that I will try the hot sauce next time. The regular is tasty but I can stand a little bit of heat. I liked the sides and the reason that I could have black eyed peas is because a batch was made as a side for today's Daily Special.
Kid's meals come with the Capri Sun drink

Mom went through a ton of napkins eating her ribs. Next time she needs to get the sauce on the side

Dave took this photo of me eating my dinner

I will go back on one of my motorcycles and try other dishes for lunch during the week. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays and open at 11:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM except on Friday when they close at 9:00 PM.

Shorter's Rib Pit and Catering web site

Reviews of Shorter's on Yelp

The following map will be my motorcycle route from home to Shorter's:

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No room for dessert. Besides I had bought a little 4 inch diameter pie for later at the Farmer's Market. So here is a photo of my dessert.