It turns out Utah has an international restaurant not available in Washington, DC: Australian. As our friend Kevin pointed out, Australia is not only a country, but also a continent, so we really couldn’t exclude it from our PIG project rounds. A few weeks ago we kicked of PIG Project Utah and finally finished the A’s with some great eats at Wallaby’s Smokehouse. As it turns out, however, the barbeque side of the menu is not actually from Australia because, according to the owner, barbeque in Australia is dry, tasteless, and not what the American public are interested in eating. Thus, much to our pleasure, all the meats were inspired by good old Memphis and only the sides and ginger beer with any claim to Australia heritage. Needless to say just about everything we ate was extra tasty and everyone, even the vegetarians, seemed satisfied.
Kate ate all sides including pickled Taz eggs and beets, “Smashers” mashed potatoes, a side salad, and homemade sarsaparilla.
As for me I had smoked turkey, peppered chicken, baked beans, and a bottle of ginger beer.
The owner, Bob, turns out not to be from Australia, but he was very kind and chatted with us throughout our meal and explained the different foods and drinks we were enjoying.
Unfortunately, we did not get a group photo for proof, however, we can soundly say everyone enjoyed their meal (even though 1/2 of it wasn’t even Australian).