I’ve been meaning to stop into RSCB for a while now, I kept seeing their posts on Instagram and wanted to try it out. For $11.87 you too can get the “Roc Style Plate”. It’s a solid plate, you could do a lot worse for your money.
Let’s break it down:
HEALTH INSPECTION NOTES:
Well this is a first, I had some trouble finding restaurant inspection information. I’m going to make some assumptions based on some research I did. Any of these assumptions could be incorrect, it’s also possible for them all to be correct; I have no way of knowing.
They are a re-branded version of “Good Smoke BBQ” with different menus but same ownership group.
Credit vendor name, their website (which has adverts for Good Smoke BBQ) as well as a few other things I saw.
The last inspection of the Webster Good smoke location (before the “Grand Opening” of RSCB in December (according to Insta)) was poor. There were three critical violations, which would warrant me giving this place a “Do not eat here” sticker.
That said, it’s possible that management has changed since then, as this is a different restaurant with a different menu.
All that is to say, that I couldn’t find a report. It’s unusual for me not to be able to find a report. There are a lot of extenuating circumstances during the pandemic. Any of these could prevent a health inspector from getting into a restaurant. The jury is still out on the cleanliness and sanitation of this place. I’ll assume they’re playing by the rules and keeping people safe as I have no reason to assume otherwise.
Meat (Cheeseburger): 5
I went back and took a look at other places that I gave a five to in this category. I was surprised to learn that the last time I gave a place a five for meat was McCann’s. These burgers were great! They are a gold standard for meat entree as far as I’m concerned.
Meat Sauce: 3
Tides go in, and tides go out, and we can’t explain that. As a corollary, I’ll never be able to explain why some places insist on not using a blender to blend their meat sauce. The meat sauce here was like a chunky marinara sauce. The flavor wasn’t bad, if you like marinara; but they didn’t seem to use the “classic” meat sauce spices that you’d expect to see. I’ll also mention it had a weird kick to it, and I couldn’t place what they used to season it.
Potato Side (Home Fries): 4
As many of you know, I love crinkle-cut fries. They are a superior fry shape for a superior culinary experience. That said these left me a bit unfulfilled. Here again, I’m not sure what the seasoning they used was, but it was rather mild and subtle. I couldn’t quite place it; even though I could see that they seasoned the fries with something. I’m inclined to believe that these are not homemade either. It’s possible they come from a frozen bag.
Mac Salad: 3
Another weak aspect of this plate. The mac salad was a bit bland and flavorless. It was mayo heavy and nothing special.
I did not receive bread with my order.
Portion Control/Composition: 5
I appreciate that they don’t use those Styrofoam container things. Instead, they opt for a circular two piece shape that is pleasing to the eye. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Styrofoam containers. It’s nice to see a little variation sometimes. Enough about the packaging. I didn’t love the mac salad or meat sauce, but this plate worked well together. The plate has a good synergy to it, and they give you a ton of food. I will say that I would have preferred to have more fries, and less mac salad, but that’s a bit nit-picky on my part.