We stopped in for lunch today. I had read about the smoked fliet mignon sandwich, but the filet is cooked on the flattop, not smoked so we ordered a pork tenderloin and a brisket. The brisket was not too good. The menu did say it was pulled instead of sliced, but it was really pretty tough and had very little smoke flavor. It was dry, so it had to be smothered in sauce. The pork tenderloin was not good. I asked if this was like an Iowa tenderloin, and I was told it was. On the menu, all the other sandwiches that have cheese noted that. The pork tenderloin did not, so I was surprised that it was covered in provolone. So it was not on the menu, and that's probably enough to get kicked out of Iowa to try it. I am allergic to cheese, and my wife doesn't like it. And a large portion of Tampa cannot eat meat and cheese in the same dish, so this is poor planning. I went to the cook, and she said the owner liked it that way and gave me a steak knife to try and scrape away the cheese instead of just making a new one. What is too bad is that of the tiny taste I took of the pork before we threw most of it away, it tasted pretty good. I'd give the brisket two stars, and maybe even two stars for the pork despite the cheese (and it not being on the menu where it was for every other sandwich), but not to fix the sandwich is a cardinal sin.
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