Weather problems have been an issue this week here at MBIP. As you saw from yesterday’s SNC post a snowstorm blew into town Saturday and dumped over a half a foot of snow in and around town. Plus we’ve been having record lows (wind chill of 40 below for example) and the streets on Sunday were beyond treacherous. I was going to go to a place called The Norwood Pub-N-Grub on the recommendation from a friend on facecrack, but that’s quite a trip and there was no way I was going to try and drive that far for this week’s tenderloin. Maybe we’ll try that next Sunday.
One place I’ve kept in my back pocket for such an occasion is Khaki Jack’s. They have breaded pork tenderloins there and it’s just a few blocks from my apartment. So put on your galoshes and bundle up, it’s cold out there!
I cleaned my car off about an hour ago, but as you can see, the snow is blowing and drifting and a little snow mountain has grown next to the driver’s door. I fucking hate winter!
Wow, the roads are horrible, I’m slipping and sliding all over the place, no wonder no one else is out. Oh well, if I get in a wreck, that would make for a hell of a post, so I can’t lose! Oh the things I do for MBIP!
Alright, I almost hit another car turning to get in here but it looks like we’re going to get this week’s tenderloin in one piece.
Let’s get inside, I’m turning into a Martysicle out here!
Once inside I’m greeted by Joni, the pretty and friendly waitress we met in here a couple of weeks ago. That smile is warming me up already!
Joni’s smile warmed me up quick enough that I’m ready to accept an ice-cold Budweiser from Chuck the bartender. See how this works?
Joni introduced me to Brandon, who’s the chef on duty today. Brandon said we could come back into the kitchen for a behind the scene look at Khaki Jack’s! I feel kind of like an investigative reporter here, you seeing this shit, “60 Minutes?”
And there’s Brandon getting ready to drop the tenderloin into the deep fryer. He said it would be a little while till it was fully cooked, so...
It’s back to the bar, which is empty because I’m the only maniac driving around town today!
Here’s the dining room, which is also empty. You know it’s bad outside when Khaki Jack’s regulars, Pete and Reggie aren’t here. I’m going to give them some serious shit when I see them next! If you guys are reading this, you’ve been warned
Hey check it out, Joni’s talking to two other people in here. I’m not the only maniac braving the storm today, let’s go over and say hi.
This is Emily and Brandon and they told me they were bored at home so they thought they’d take a drive in the storm. These are my kind of people! Cheers to both of them for being as crazy as I am!
Ha, I’ve never noticed this crocodile rider up in the rafters.
A long shot of the bar. The sun has come out and with the snow, it’s pretty blinding out there. Next time I come here in the daytime I’m bringing sunglasses.
Brandon just called out to me and he’s ready to plate the tenderloin! Drumroll please!
Brandon gingerly lifts the tenderloin from the fryer to...
The plate! He says it’s the number one tenderloin in town, well, we’ll see about that!
Well, it certainly looks good and check out the toasted onion bun! I haven’t had an onion bun this whole tour, it’s a first!
And things are just getting better and better, I asked for mustard and Chuck brought out not one, but two flavors! There’s Gulden’s Spicy Brown Mustard on the left and Sandwich Pal Jalepeno Mustard to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with a tenderloin.
Fuck it, I decided to use both and add a generous sprinkling of pepper. Okay, I’ve worked up a decent appetite, let’s try this baby out!
It’s really good, crispy on the outside and juicy and porky on the inside. The onion bun is bakery fresh and adds nicely to the flavor mix. And the two varieties of mustard taste great, I’m in condiment heaven!
Burp! No leftovers this week!
Okay, I’m all bundled up and ready to go back outside to the cold harsh reality waiting for me out there. Thanks to Bifferoonie for the stocking cap which she gave to me when I was doing the 365 bar crawl and the mittens I’m wearing came from Lex sent all the way from Canada, so thank you Lex. Both of them are much needed today!
Ugh! I fucking hate winter! We’ll see you all tomorrow and if not, you’ll know I didn’t make it home!
Three Porky Pigs, a tasty tenderloin made even tastier by an onion bun and two different kinds of mustard!
7221 N Allen Road
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