Fried Pickles & Homemade BBQ: Mexi-Blues BBQ Restaurant

When the chickens heard about the Colorado Springs Local Foods Meetup‘s impending visit to Mexi-Blues BBQ, they broke into the house and started to get ready.

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Chickens love BBQ!  They were very disappointed when I reminded them that they are not allowed to leave the backyard.

Twelve human group members (and one baby) enjoyed a variety of house-made smoked meats, BBQ sauces and sides during our visit.  Actually, the baby was too young to eat BBQ, but I’m sure the smells made her look forward to having teeth.

Here you see my dinner of BBQ pork & brisket, plus some lovely sweet potato fries.

Here you see my dinner of BBQ pork & brisket, plus some lovely sweet potato fries.

Mexi-Blues has some menu items I’ve never tried before, such as fried pickles!

Fried pickles are breaded and salty and fried... in other words, hard to stop eating.

Fried pickles are breaded and salty and fried… in other words, hard to stop eating.

The restaurant is owned by the Moreno family.  LeAnn, one of the owners, told us how the family had come from Texas with dreams of opening a restaurant.  Five generations had passed down a variety of recipes and it was time to bring them to the public!

I made one of the diners wait until I took a picture of these ribs and homemade potato salad.

I made one of the diners wait, fork in hand, until I took a picture of these ribs and homemade potato salad.

“Everything is made from scratch in our kitchen,” LeAnn explained.  ”Nothing comes out of a can.”

We already knew nothing came from a can because we could taste the freshness of the meats and sauces.  One of our number, a member from Oklahoma, pronounced it the best BBQ she’d eaten in Colorado Springs!

Here we have fried catfish and green beans, along with more of those sweet potato fries.

Here we have fried catfish and green beans, along with more of those sweet potato fries.

Mexi-Blues serves breakfast all day and you can get dessert too!  In fact, some of our members did just that!

"Stop eating that!", I said.  "I haven't taken a picture yet!"

“Stop eating that cobbler!”, I said. “I haven’t taken a picture yet!”

Mexi-Blues will be moving to a new space in a shopping center on Centennial Blvd. at the end of the month.  Be sure to check their website before you go, but do go!  The smoked meats and housemade sauces are worth the trip!

Just don’t tell your chickens where you’re going.

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