The 2010 version of the RR BBQ/Burger Tour made its first stop at a surprising location, Gameworks at Newport on the Levee. The biggest reason for selecting Gameworks was the fact I was able to get a one hundred dollar gift certificate for $12 online late last month. Bargain! The only catch was that one had to spend two hundred dollars to validate the GC. No problem, seeing as how it was my eldest son's 13th bday and i had invited the immediate family plus the usual RR suspects jch and tHan. We sat on the "patio" of Jax Grill.
My folks both went with the same entree as tHan...a rack of ribs. Both of my sons went with the 1.5 lb burger challenge which afforded them the opportunity to win a $10 gamecard if they finished the burger. I selected the NY strip steak, medium rare. Westie picked up the same cut of beef, albeit it medium. Lets just say medium rare seemed to make a huge, huge difference in quality. jch went with a pasta dish, he's a carb whore nowadays...
tHan reported that the ribs were better than Montgomery Inn. Both of my boys, age 13 and 11, finished off their burgers and were the proud recipients of gamecards. Our server was outstanding and I wish I had grabbed her name so I could recommend her to the masses here. She managed a table of 16, errr 15, with ease.
The only rub to the evening was having to wait 45 minutes for a table after arriving at 445pm. When we called to make reservations we were told that was unnecessary just show up and we'd be seated. It turns out the location does NOT accept reservations until you actual arrive onsite. That's good to know!
The big question is did tHan leave room for dessert after a big meal and some big draft beers? We'll leave that nugget for the man to answer himself, in the comments below.