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By Carolyn Ibis December 4, 2013 #php comments_number('0 Comment', '1 Comment', '% Comments'); ?> #php echo wpb_get_post_views(get_the_ID()); ?>
One thing that I like about living in Prince George is the great selection of local restaurants. And when I’m in the mood for some barbecue, I like to eat out at The Copper Pig BBQ House, a very relaxed and enjoyable place to savour the food.
Recently, I went there to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Soon after sitting, we were presented with a beer and wine menu, featuring many different brands of beer and wine. I really like craft beers, and they have an excellent selection of BC beers (including Old Yale Brewing, Tree Brewing, Central City Brewing and more). I chose the Okanagan Spring Brewing Old English Porter.
Looking then at the dinner menu, I noticed that there was many tasty items to choose from, like the Original Smoked Pork Ribs and the Roasted Chicken Dinner. It all sounded so good! How could I choose?
After some thought, I decided on the Beef Brisket BBQ Dinner, as something that I haven’t tried before. While waiting for our food to arrive, our waiter brought over some delicious-smelling cornbread. It smelled so good in fact, that when it was passed around the table, I eagerly picked up a section of it. I didn’t want to spoil dinner, but I had to try some out. I have to say that I don’t think that there is any better cornbread around!
Soon our food arrived. My nice sized portion of Beef Brisket came with coleslaw, a big heaping scoop of potato salad, and and some seasonal vegetables. A couple of my friends shared the big Social House Platter which includes pulled pork, BBQ Ribs, and half a chicken. It is also served with a side of coleslaw, potato salad and Shasta chips. There are actually a few sharing platters to chose from.
I really loved the Beef Brisket, the tangy BBQ sauce on it was amazing! I am not usually a big fan of potato salad, but I will say that the Copper Pig makes pretty tasty version. Along with the cornbread, the meal was quite filling, and I didn’t think that I would have any room for dessert. That is until what happened next: one of my friends decided to order the deep fried Mars Bar. I’d heard about them when I was in Scotland 10 years ago, but I’d never seen it and didn’t know what to expect. Turns out it was nicely put together and included some vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of strawberry on top. And since we were sharing, I decided I could surely find some room for a taste!
As I sampled some, it just melted in my mouth! It was so good, and having a little bit of the ice cream right after even made it that much better. It was very sweet, but I savoured the couple of bites that I had. A nice ending to an enjoyable night out!
All in all, I highly recommend trying out The Copper Pig BBQ House if you are visiting Prince George and are a fan of barbecue, as you won’t be disappointed!
Dining in Prince George
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