As in the subject line, this is a small rant.
We have a "new" upscale bar/que joint in Dunedin. They use a nice Southern Pride cooker and the food doesn't suck. However, they have a "Montreal Plate" or sandwich which is "smoked" corned beef (not pastrami) and tastes good if a bit dry...where they get the "Montreal" moniker I'm not sure....but I digress.
Last time I was in there I asked about their sausage plate, defined as "Assorted smoked sausages of the moment served with roasted peppers and onions and stone ground mustard sauce". Well, I asked if the sausage "of the moment" was made in-house. It was not. That was a major disappointment. Why feature a sausage plate that is basically Hillshire Farms??
Anyway, I have been cooking que for a lot of years and try to be "fair" when eating out - but missed opportunities drive me nuts!!
So, tonight my wife will have their "smoked" trout (pretty tasty actually) and I'll pick something else that doesn't suck.
As I said, this is just small rant - not intended as a critique of commercial food as much as missed opportunities. Hell, maybe I'll see if they need a cook!!