Monday, January 9, 2012
LEO'S MAKES ME ROAR LIKE A LION AND PURR LIKE A KITTEN
Some day's I just don't feel like venturing into the unknown. Some days I want to walk in and know exactly what I'm going to get.
Today was one of those days. It was also a Monday and a pay day. So I grabbed my check. Hit the bank and headed to Leo's.
Now I know your mileage may vary but all of my visits to Leo's over the years have been consistent making it my second favorite Q-raunt in the OKC area. You'll have to tune back in to a future blog post to find out my favorite.
From day one I have ordered the exact same thing every visit. Leo's Special (aka Grand Slam) which consists of bologna, chopped beef, hot links, and ribs. Two sides, I chose beans and macaroni salad today, two slices of white bread and....... cake. I'll talk about the cake later.
The ribs are meaty and have a nice hickory flavor on them. Now one could add sauce to them but in my opinion one would be making a mistake. While Leo's sauces are unique and like no other sauce I have ever tasted in Oklahoma. These ribs don't need sauce. It would almost be like putting ketchup on a Kobe steak. Like getting your salsa made in...... NEW YORK CITY!
I've said it before and I'll say it again. It should be almost impossible to screw up smoked bologna and Leo's doesn't disappoint here either. I'm not sure what brand of bologna they are using but it's tasty. Doesn't seem to be as salty as a lot of bologna.
It would make a pretty tasty sammich but I eat it plain and save the bread, and the sauce, for the hot links.
I made one sammich with the mild and and one with the hot and both were mighty tasty. Once again I'm not sure where Leo's get their links but they are some good links. Just enough heat to let you know you're eating a hot link but not so hot you can't enjoy it. They also don't seem to be as salty as some other links I have eaten.
The beans at Leo's are sweet and have chopped beef added to them. The macaroni salad is good and the pasta is cooked al dente. I hate mushy pasta so I appreciate the fact that Leo's doesn't over cook theirs.
Oh and there's one other added benefit to eating at Leo's. You get to enjoy the smell of hickory on your clothes all day and watch people's mouths water as you walk by and they know where you've been. If I could bottle that smell and sell it as a cologne I would!