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What I Ate: May 29, 2010 (Rudy's BBQ)

Posted 31 May, 2010 at 12:23am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Lunch: We ate a quick lunch of leftover pizza from BJ's Brewhouse to make sure we had enough time to prepare Hairy to meet some potential adopters.
Leftover BJ's Brewhouse Flatbread Pizza

Dinner: To celebrate Tina's birthday, we went to dinner and a movie. Dinner was at Rudy's BBQ where they assemble your order in layers into a crate.

On the top layer, we had a stack of white bread and a small coleslaw.
Rudy's BBQ - Cole Slaw and Bread

Removing the bread and the cole slaw reveals one jalapeno sausage and 1/2 pound of smoked moist brisket.
Rudy's BBQ - Jalapeno Sausage and 1/2 pound moist brisket

Pushing that aside, uncovers the 1/2 pound of St. Louis spare ribs.
Rudy's BBQ - Jalapeno Sausage and 1/2 pound moist brisket and 1/2 pound St. Louis spare ribs

If you go to Rudy's this is what I recommend you order. (As well as trying their creamed corn which is too sweet for our taste.)

6 comments to What I Ate: May 29, 2010 (Rudy's BBQ)

Debra, May 31st, 2010 at 4:24 am:

  • You are re-adopting your dog? You are not keeping Hairy?

Tina Jiang, May 31st, 2010 at 8:59 am:

  • Hairy was adopted by a nice couple with a friendly dog and a cat yesterday. Hairy and Stella got along really well and we watched them play and hang out together - they looked so happy. All agreed that this was a good match.

    We decided not to keep Hairy because I couldn't get used to living with a large dog in the house. I've never had a pet growing up and didn't realize what it would be like to have a large dog in our home. I had a hard time with the shedding and slobber, dirt from outside, and the general doggie smell, etc. I tried really hard to get used to it, but I just couldn't. We also felt that having a doggie companion would be really good for Hairy, but we couldn't even handle having one dog let alone two. In the end we decided that the best thing to do is to find a loving new home for Hairy. We are so happy to have found his new family - a wonderful couple who loves and cherishes him, and a friendly doggie companion to play with! We know that he'll be well taken care of and live a happy life with his new pack.

John, May 31st, 2010 at 11:08 am:

  • If you would prefer a smaller pooch without doggie odor or shedding, take a look at miniature schnauzers. I've had three since childhood. I suggest females, they're generally a little easier to housebreak in my experience.

    Just type "miniature schnauzer" into YouTube and be prepared to be entertained! Add "singing" and hold on! :-)

    I miss my last one (Runt Packet) terribly, even after eight years.

    Love your blog and website.

Michael Chu, May 31st, 2010 at 1:13 pm:

  • Thanks John! We're going to take a break from pet ownership for the time being. Today is the first day we've had without Hairy, and I have to say that I didn't realize how much freedom I had been giving up until he wasn't around anymore. No longer are my first and last thoughts/actions during the waking hours devoted to his care.

Debra, May 31st, 2010 at 4:26 pm:

  • dogs are like toddlers — they take lots of thought and care. they really tie you down. cats are a much easier pet. they are pretty independent and you just don't have to think about them as much. I have always had animals, mostly cats, until I got my first dog in 2001. I love my dog, but I totally agree that dogs are a lot of work. Try a cat and keep in indoors all the time. Yes, you have to clean the litter box but that is minor compared to dog care. Glad you found a nice home for Hairy.

John, May 31st, 2010 at 5:27 pm:

  • Puppies are MUCH smarter than toddlers, though — it has never taken me more than 2 weeks to housebreak a puppy. A large fraction of humans aren't housebroken at 20! :-)

    (I've taught college for quite a while and have a lot of experimental evidence!)