Southern & Smoked w/ a side of Brits

Sampled HRC Amsterdam’s Southern & Smoked menu last night. Yum. Yum. Yum. May I suggest you add scrumptious and make it an alliteration trifecta.

The Texan.

While most of my fellow diners ordered the triple combo of ribs, pulled pork and bbq chicken, I ordered the Texan pulled pork sandwich and shared an order of the ribs. When “pigging”out, why waste room with chicken? The Texan is pulled pork with Chipotle and Hickory Bar-B-Que sauce, cheddar cheese, crispy jalapenos and crispy onions. (I did look up the calorie count but won’t repeat it here. The portions are large enough that you could easily share one sandwich plate with two people so if you’re on a diet maybe you should share it with 3 or 4.)

Cheddar is a rare commodity in Amsterdam. (No my Dutch friends, that American cheese junk you try to pass off as cheddar is NOT the real thing!) Plus the sandwich came with crispy jalapenos AND crispy onions. Sold! Verdict: Yum. I would definitely order this again.

Now I know it’s not the cool thing to be a local and go to touristy Hard Rock but seriously the food here is pretty good. If you’re hungry. Craving a little Americana. Just go. Eat. Experience gluttony the true American way! And if that’s not enough reason, go for the music and the heavy-handedly poured drinks.

We were lucky enough to catch Ben Montague and James Walsh last night. Here’s James performing his last number of the eve – one my faves, Lean On Me:

Ben Montague’s trumpet solo:

Other photos from the super fun evening:



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