Posted on August 4, 2012 by Ching under Food and Drink, Reviews.
After being open for over two months, Brian and I finally got around to checking out Bite ME BBQ. I don’t know why we waited so long considering it’s just down the street from both of our work places. We finally went there yesterday.
The interior is actually really nice. I was expecting a Hog Wild or Delano, but the atmosphere and decor are more upscale. It’s got a nice combination of booths and tables and bar seating. The furnishings and decor make it look more like a nice, sit-down steak place rather than a casual, “mom and pop” BBQ joint, which I think just adds to the appeal.
The food is delicious. I think I found my new favorite place for BBQ in Wichita. I had the pulled pork sandwich, which they serve on ciabatta bread, and a side of potato salad. I figured the pulled pork sandwich would be good and I thought the ciabatta bread was a great choice.
I prefer not to eat my BBQ sandwiches on toast because they always fall apart and the BBQ sauce ends up slathering my fingers and, let’s face it, hamburger buns are just lame. So kudos to Bite ME for using ciabatta bread. Great idea.
Anyway, I started to say that I expected my sandwich to be good. I love pulled pork and have yet to eat a pulled pork sandwich that I didn’t like. LOL. But it was really the potato salad that wow-ed me. It far exceed my expectations of BBQ restaurant potato salad. I loved the sweet flavor to it. I don’t know whose recipe or idea that is, but I want to give them a hug. That’s potato salad that I could eat a bowl of and be happy.
Brian had the rib dinner with a side of sweet potato fries. Bite ME does sprinkles white powdered sugar over their sweet potato fries. Brian was not so keen on that, but I wanted to try it so we asked for the powdered sugar on the side. The sweet potato fries were great by themselves. They were fried perfectly. I think they would have been even better with the white powdered sugar all over, but I still prefer salt. Lots and lots of salt. LOL. I like my fries super salty because I’m weird.
The real star of this plate was the ribs, though. Holy cow. Those ribs are big and meaty. And had great flavor. They were absolutely delicious. I know because Brian let me have a bite. But only one bite. As good as my meal was, that one bite made me wish I’d ordered the same thing he did. I’m definitely going back and getting the rib dinner. With a side of that yummy potato salad, of course.
Brian’s coworker got the chicken fried steak sandwich with fries. He said it was good, but I don’t really know because I didn’t taste it. I don’t know him well enough to ask for a bite of his sandwich or steal a fry from his plate. Other than taking a picture of his meal, I pretty much left his food alone.
The fries looked perfect though. If they tasted half as good as they looked then I’d say they’re winners. Maybe I was just so hungry that day that everything looked good. I mean, I was starving when we arrived at the restaurant. However, I don’t think my taste buds would betray me. Although, I am going back soon just for good measure. It can’t possibly be because their food is deliciously addictive. I’ll keep going back just to try stuff because I’m not quite sure I got all the flavors.
The only thing I was disappointed with was that I’d waited this long to try it. Seriously. I can’t believe I’d been missing out on all this good BBQ. With a clever name like Bite ME, you’d think I would have been there the day they opened. I love, love, love the name. It’s like, “Where do you want to eat today?” “Bite ME.” “No really. Where do you want to go?” “Bite ME.” LOL. Love it.
Oh, and for those of you who say there’s never anything good to eat after midnight, Bite ME is open until 2 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Late night dining in Wichita just got ten times better. Jeah!