Mike was skimming through the "cheap foods" list while he was yelping Sacramento. Something that caught his eye was this spot called BBQ vs. Vegan. He showed me their menu, and I have been itching to go ever since. We called up his cousin, Chris, and we met up downtown.
Now, this restaurant is not a restaurant. It is actually a kitchen located inside of a bar. So if you're going to check this out downtown -- look for the Round Corner Bar (2333 S Street in Sacramento). Once you find that, you're there. Go inside and look for this:
That being said, this was a very casual dinner. Probably not a great spot for a nice date. However, it is an awesome spot to catch up with friends -- even if they're vegan! Haaay. That's because they have a list of options for carnivores and an equally extensive list for vegans.
We ended up heading out here on a Tuesday night and there was a list of specials for the night. There were three of us, and we ordered quite a bit. I felt kind of bad because there was only one guy working. And by one guy working I mean he was the cook, the, waiter, the cashier, and the bus boy. There was a line forming after us, so we gave him a nice tip -- and we told him to take his time. If you end up going yourself, have some patience.
We shared a couple of appetizers including a half order of JZ's wings ($4.00). The wing special for the night was barbecue flavored. Although I'm a big fan of buffalo, these were pretty satisfying.
We also shared cajun fries ($3.00). Awesome. Straight from the fryer and perfectly crispy. They were more like thick potato chips and so delicious. I know some people find cajun fries to be a little spicy. If you're wondering, they had a little heat -- nothing that a sip of beer couldn't wash down.
Chris ordered the tri-tip tacos (2 for $5.75). He fell silent after being served our food, so I assume that he was a happy camper.
Mike ordered beef tacos (3 for $5.75). I had a bite myself and they tasted like those fried beef tacos -- almost like a taquito. Holla. I love taquitos.
And I ordered from the vegan side and had potato tacos (3 for $5.00). The potatos were fried -- and my tummy was very satisfied. I struggled a bit to finish all three tacos (on top of the appetizers we were sharing). It hurt, but I couldn't let a good thing go to waste.
I'm sure you're wondering why we all ordered tacos. Well, that was the special for the night -- and we're cheap and enjoy specials. But just because the food was cheap didn't mean that it was bad. It was actually done with a lot of care which is hard to find with cheap food spots. All three of us were well fed and very satisfied by the end of the night -- and couldn't believe it all cost $23.50!
I must go back and try ordering off their regular list. The "Mad G" Tri-Tip Cheese Steak Combo seems to be calling out my name.