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Wesley's Southern Cuisine,
15606 Emerald Way,
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 12/15/2015
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 2
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
They have the best barbecue I've had in this area. Let me say that up front. Based on the BBQ, I'd give it 4.5 stars. When I went back for my second visit, I worried that a review based on ordering BBQ every time wouldn't be informative. Then they told me they only have BBQ on the weekends. So I ordered the fish with mac & cheese and mashed potatoes. Then they told me they only have mashed potatoes in the evening. Wait, what?
My pique at their unadvertised menu limitations may be the only thing keeping them from hitting 4 stars. The fish was pretty good, but not fantastic, and the sides were very good both times. The food court is looking up again between this and Yamon!
Bowie Restaurant NewsWell, it finally happened. A restaurant opened and closed before I got around to reviewing it. Simply Southern Grille is no more. They opened around February and closed recently. That's actually plenty of time for a review, but we visited in May and were not eager to return. The food was OK, but the service was really, really slow. The only time the waitress moved quickly was when my wife got up to go having left a lottery ticket on the table. She tried to scoop it up, but I was too quick. So I meant to get back there, but never did.
I have realized a couple of other places I need to visit, though. Auntie Anne's pretzels has been the highlight of the food court during some dark times, but I never considered it a restaurant...until I realized they sell pretzel dogs. So that deserves a visit.
When we were at Wesley's, Christina got a smoothie from Tamo Smoothies. She said they sold sandwiches. So that deserves a visit, too.
That leaves me with those two, Sakura and Jerry's Seafood.