So one blustery day last week, we ventured northeast on the bike to the tiny town of Strasburg, to sample the fare at KT's Famous BBQ, a little mom-and-pop joint run by a particular mom & pop we know and respect.
Holy jumpin' Jesus, you must eat here before you die.
I consider myself a pretty darn good cook most of the time - and I was blown away by the food dished up in epic proportions. Of course I couldn't resist ordering the Try It All Platter - those of you who know me will agree that despite my size I can eat a lot - and I knew I could depend on some help from my dining companions (who ordered very wimpy 1/3 pound buffalo burgers with fries, in contrast to my heaping plate of ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, and sausage, a bowl of the most wonderful baked beans ever, a pile of hand-breaded onion rings, a bowl of cheesy scalloped potatoes, and four corn muffins). The made-on-site barbecue sauces were amazing: four different varieties with very different tastes, but all wonderful; Desperado and Gunslinger are the only two I can remember names of, so I guess I need to go back to remediate...
I had to stand up to draw a full breath after the meal, I'd eaten so much. I'd have been ashamed, but it was just so darn good. I didn't even have a tiny bit of room for dessert, which was disappointing too, because as much as a slice of homemade Key Lime pie sounded heavenly, what I really had my eye on was the strawberry shortcake: two deep fried twinkies topped with strawberry and vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, whipped cream and cherries. Holy hardening arteries, Batman... Oh, but I wanted some. I promised the delightful proprietress we'd return soon for dessert.
Folks, if you've got a hankerin' for some damn fine barbecue served up by some of the nicest folks this side of the Mississippi, please do me a favor and visit KT's Famous BBQ. They're located at 1352 Monroe Street in Strasburg, CO, and are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm.