Tonight I went to Murray’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Cayce for the first time with Kelly and a bunch of her friends, now also my friends 🙂 . This is odd that I have never been there being that I lived right around the corner from them for about 3 1/2 years. I didn’t know what to expect but what I got was good food for a reasonable price with a laid back atmosphere. I was also thrilled that the waitress refilled my water several times without me having to ask and she brought plenty of napkins to the table. I don’t know what it is, but it pisses me off to no end if the waitress/waiter doesn’t refill my water. I drink a lot of water and that’s all I drink when I go out to eat. And if my glass never gets refilled that tip is going to suffer. I guess I am just weird like that. Regardless, our waitress was on top of the water situation all night.
Kelly ordered the “Murray’s Signature Sub” which consisted of steak, sautéed onions, melted swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, oil & vinegar, parmesan cheese and Murray’s special sauce.
I was torn between the French dip and the North Carolina BBQ platter. Eeenie, meenie, miney, mo….. I chose BBQ. Now I like a mustard base sauce myself. Tomato base is a little too sweet for my liking. I actually once made some pulled pork at home in a crock pot. Yes, this Yankee transplant whipped up some BBQ herself and let me tell you something, it was good. I didn’t know the first thing about making BBQ. Yuri told me that I needed a pork butt to make it. I put that butt in the crock pot and cooked it all day long (I don’t remember exactly how long, I just followed the recipe). With the use of 2 forks, I shredded that boston butt into oblivion and then added Bi Lo store brand mustard base BBQ sauce to the mix. Voila! BBQ! Now, back to Murray’s and my sandwich.
The grilled vegetables that I chose as a side were delicious. The char on them brought out such flavor in the zucchini, squash and broccoli. The garden salad I substituted my coleslaw for was filled with yummy extras like a hardboiled egg and the thousand island dressing was definitely house made. Now as for the pulled pork sandwich, I though that was a little bland. Even after I added the BBQ sauce to it, which was served on the side I didn’t find myself devouring it. Actually, I got so full eating the amazing beer battered onion rings that we had as an appetizer I didn’t have enough room to finish my dinner. I would definitely go back but I am going to try the French dip instead.