Yesterday was a great day!
I visited an old friend in Hospital in Guelph that recovering from a very serious illness that I had not seen in almost 20 years and after a huge scare it look like a recovery in well within reach. My best wishes go out to Mike.
After that I drove a little further west to Kitchener to meet up with another friend that it seemed like along time with out seeing, Annette Penney. I had a few treats to pass on to her that I had picked up during my Southern Expedition 2.0 to Florida. Annette asked if I would like to pick up some BBQ along the way that we could share along with her daughter Alexia.
I had originally met Annette for the first time when we did a joint review of Hog Tails Bar B Que in Waterloo, which is north of Kitchener.
Hog Tails was fantastic but being that it was located in Waterloo it was a bit out of the way to go there, but earlier this year Hog Tails bought the old Lancaster Tavern which is only a few minutes from Annette’s house and they converted it into the Lancaster Smokehouse (address and map at the bottom of this post in the urbanspoon link)
I called ahead from my car as I was driving to Guelph and the gal from the Lancaster was very helpful in deciding what to order.
My order consisted of a dinner for 5 (I knew that the leftovers would be used in the next couple of days)
It was a generous helping of Smoked Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Smoked Wings along with sides of Corn bread, Greens, Hush Puppies.
I also ordered some of their Fried Chicken as well as an extra order of Corn bread, which is a favorite of Alexia’s.
When I got to the Lancaster my order was ready and I was in out in just a minute, Great service by the counter staff! being that it used to be a tavern and it is fully licensed I will for sure have to try eating in next time.
I arrived at Annette’s and we sat down and really enjoyed the great food and a glass of Annette’s favorite wine, but more than that the great time catching up with Annette made the evening so enjoyable. In fact we had such a great time I did not even think of taking any pictures of the food, so you will have to take our words for it that the take-out BBQ was amazing.
In fact I only took one picture while at Annette’s and that pic will be used in a future post I will write that is about Bacon Soda yup you read that correctly! Stay tuned for that!!
Alexia’s favourite meet is the Pulled Pork, which is my weakness as well but the chicken was oh so good, The Wings were smoky with a heck of a kick of spice that was so tasty. the Cornbread was moist and perfectly baked. Hush Puppies were just as good as anything I had down South.
I feel like I am not giving this review a very detailed review as I normally would but in my defense I honestly was not thinking of the review possibilities as I was just enjoying the time catching up with a friend.
I am sure that next time I am out that way I will do something like this again and perhaps I will take my camera out of my pocket rather than letting it stay in the dark.