If you're a meat lover, chances are you've already gotten wind of this new barbeque joint run by a bona fide Texan. Though the inside is a bit sparse for what could be a rowdy saloon, the attempts at décor proudly say Texas: Check out the state flag, swinging saloon doors, a mounted buffalo head and horse saddles.
With its imported meat cooker and apple wood, Bubba's slowly roasts slabs of ribs and chicken into authentically flavored American dishes. Try Texan classics: chicken drumsticks with blue cheese (￥35), jalapeno poppers, and beef briskets (￥90) all roasted to perfection. The pork ribs (half rack for ￥80) lead the pack with a sweet and spicy sauce, while the complimentary side dishes, including coleslaw, potato salad and jalapeno bread with beans, hit the spot. Don't miss Bubba's margarita (￥30). While a largely expatriate crowd was rather loud and seemed to overwhelm an inexperienced but friendly staff, the bubbly atmosphere was more infectious than noisy. Be prepared to splurge on these worthwhile dishes and taste a slice of good ol'Texas
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