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Entries in Henry's Hi-Life (2)

Tuesday
May252010

San Jose Pictures

Henry's Hi-Life BBQ:  I was so unimpressed by this that I only took one picture.  See how dry the ribs look?  Even the chain BBQ place down the road from our apt is better!  Sad...

 Ribs and Chicken - the chicken is the scary looking thing at the top of the picture.

 

Amber India:  great Indian food!  I don't think these pictures do the food justice...

  

Cauliflower with a sweet, spicy sauce.  The cauliflower was very soft, kinda like chicken.  It didn't have the texture of what I think of when I think cauliflower.

 

An appetizer plate with various marinated chicken and a beef 'log' with mint.  This tasted much better than it looked!

 

My main couse.  Chicken in a spicy marinade (red) and chicken marinated in lemongrass and Kafir lime (green) - this was fantastic!

 

 

Wednesday
May192010

Henry's Hi-Life

It's a beautiful day in San Jose.  The sky is Carolina Blue and not a cloud to be seen.  The palm trees are gently swaying with the morning breeze.  Oh to be about 45 minutes north of here! 

Yesterday was a very long day.  Up at 3am (6am EST) and worked until 7.30 (10.30 EST).  I talked a gang of guys into Henry's Hi-Life for dinner.  It is a BBQ restaurant that was recently featured on Man v. Food.  Adam really liked the place so I knew I had to eat there.  After all, he is a professional.  Let's just say - his taste buds are very different from mine.

Henry's is a neat little place.  It's a red clap-board building with not much inside space.  The menu is on the wall at the bar with about 16 items (ribs, chicken and combo meals).  We placed our order with a barmaid and stood until a table was ready for us. 

I ordered the ribs and chicken combo.  I had thought the ribs would be baby-backed but instead they were a beef rib with a St. Louis style dry rub (and not a lot of meat).  Disappointing.  One of my tablemates ordered a full rack of baby-backs and he let me steal one off of his plate.  It was tender and the meat fell off the bone.  But hey, the meat falls off the bone when I make baby-backs.  And the sauce?  No comparison to my brother-in-law's sauce.  His would win in a blind taste test any day of the week.  The meat came with a baked potato, a small salad with old wilted lettuce and garlic bread that I withered away from (I am a garlic bread snob since I make BC's version).  The group that went to dinner was the highlight of the meal as we shared many great laughs.

Does anyone have Adam's phone number?  I need to call him.

I will post a picture of the food this weekend.