We worked up an appetite after our wine bottling adventure Making Wine- Part 2 – The Bottling Process and we all decided to go out for a little BBQ as a celebration. Janet had recommended the Hickory House in Parker. None of us had ever been there before and it sounded very good to all of us. It was a very good and tasty ending to an already very good and fun day.
I felt like we had all stepped back to the days of the Western migration in our covered wagons. We had all been transported back to the days of the Wild, Wild West. We were all up for the adventure too.
The Hickory House has been serving up good homestyle BBQ with all the fixin’s for 19 years. There are two locations, the one in Parker that we went to, which is the original, and then one in Aspen. Both locations are known for their ribs and have won 43 Awards of Excellence from the National Rib Tour. If ribs aren’t your thing, Hickory House offers lots of other options as well. We all ordered something different, and a couple of people did order the ribs. The portions are HUGE, so bring a big appetite, or least bring a friend or two to help with the portions.
We started off with some delicious crispy onion rings for everyone. They were great with the different BBQ sauce options too, though they came with a spicy dipping sauce that was also very good.
After we devoured our onion rings, we ordered the entrees. As I said, the portions are HUGE. Sharing meals is definitely a very good idea. Everyone had the right idea except for Larry and I. Janet and Bob split an order of mixed sliders.
Mike and Lauren also shared a meal of fried catfish and ribs. Mike said they were both excellent.
Larry and I definitely should have split a meal, but no. We were both stubborn. Neither of us were able to finish our meal, but Larry, out of all of us, did the best on his plate. He came close to finishing his, but in the end, just couldn’t do it. He ordered a combo plate with ribs as well and I ordered the brisket. Everything was delicious. There was just LOTS of it.
We were all very happy campers with very full and satisfied tummies after. We had a fun day of bottling our wines and then a delicious BBQ dinner after. But the best part was we had a great day with great friends. It was a very good day indeed.
We went to the Hickory House in Parker. They are located at 10335 South Parker Road. You can order online at http://www.HickoryHouseRibs.com or call ahead at (303) 805-9742, or better yet, just pop in and be seated. All are great options and are great ways to enjoy the Hickory House BBQ experience. No matter which way you prefer, it is all finger lickin’ good.