Great Vittles

Golly, I had the best pork ribs ever today! About an hour or so of Kansas City it was noon and hunger pangs were aknockin’. Lucky for us Toot Toot’s Family Restaurant was just ahead in town of Bethany, MO. The road signs proudly announced Toot Toot’s “World Famous” reputation.

I laughed and remarked, “How could ya pass-up a place with a name like that?” “I’ll Yelp it to see if its worth the stop. Seconds later my companion said, “Toot got 4.5 stars — lets try it.” “Great, when in Rome”, I said with a hoot and a chuckle.

Soon we were pulling into the parking lot:

IMG_4254
The scent of smoked meat stoked my inner carnivore. In we went — the first sign read “Seat Yourself”. I looked to my right to search for a booth and glimpsed my companion shooting this photo:

IMG_0462
Now we were both laughing. “Nice welcome,” she said. Soon we were navigating through chairs and tables adjacent to the lunch buffet–fried chicken, ham, mashed taters, beans, rolls, salads and a mix of desserts. I gave the scene the once over and then found a booth.

The wait-staff was quite friendly and each wore trendy Toot Toot clothing:

IMG_4251
The atmosphere reeled us in hook, line and sinker. An eclectic menu was a surprise. However, the scent of smoke still hugged my nostrils. I craved the rib basket with fries, slaw and Texas toast. My companion chose a turkey bacon panini with side salad. “Come onnnn, we have to eat like the locals,” I thought. And I was right! Man, did I feast!

IMG_4249

IMG_4246
I scarfed the food — the ribs were thick with meat; the toast was drenched with butter; the cole slaw was like ma used to make; the fries crunchy as requested. Peering over my shoulder I silently disagreed with my friend next door:

IMG_0465
“Best ribs ever. The sauce seemed to improve as I chomped to the bone.” For quite some time I’ve refrained from the gorging — today I was in rare form. “Burp, sorry!” I knew it was worth it. No dinner for me tonight,” I announced.

Once done I headed to the men’s room to wash my hands. Who wouldn’t feel manly sharing space with these icons of the old west?

IMG_4252

IMG_4245
As I sauntered out of Toot Toot I vowed that future trips to KC would include a stop at this “World Famous” restaurant. “Fur sure”, she said.

“Ummm!” I replied.

Advertisements

About tourdetom

I'm retired. Travel a lot.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Great Vittles

  1. Susan Peltola says:

    Well no wonder they toot their own horn.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s