If you are a fan of the tantalizing delights of slow-cooked meats, prepare for your cravings to be wholly satisfied at The Holy Grill.
Having been tipped off by a friend, we visited The Holy Grill on Friday night. The BBQ joint, which opened in mid-August, is located in a little strip mall off State Street in Pleasant Grove, just east of the Smith's store.
Orders are placed at the front counter, then you choose your table and soak in the wafting smell of barbecue while anxiously awaiting your order to arrive.
The dining room was decorated simply with plain white walls and several photo frames with what appeared to be comic book drawings and several other things. There were 16 tables in the dining room, with seating for nearly 65 people.
Our party of three ordered several different menu items to get a divergent sample of what's available. And after our limited foray, we would certainly be interested in returning to experience even more of what the menu has to offer.
Like many popular BBQ restaurants, the meals are served simply. At Holy Grill, your food arrives on deli paper in plastic baskets, and, when you are not using just your hands, the utensils are also plastic.
Naturally, we were primarily interested in trying out the smoked meats -- so our first menu selection was the Three Meat Basket. The Three Meat Basket comes with pork ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork, and one side for $18.
It can certainly be stated that these meats did not disappoint. Tender and flavorful all on their own, we enjoyed augmenting them ever so slightly with a couple of six different sauces that are situated at each table. We're not much for spicy or hot sauces, so we toggled between the milder BBQ Sauce and Orange Krush choices. But if your tongue's temperature runs hotter than ours, there are four other options available: Mustard Sauce, Vinegar Based, Grim Reaper and St. Elmo's Fire.
We shared this basket among the three of us, but we suppose one hungry carnivore could handle it all on his or her own.
We had heard good things about the French Dip Sandwich and they turned out to be true. Definitely a delicious choice, especially when the brisket sandwich is dipped in the accompanying au jus sauce.
For the more straightforward, the Holy Grill offers five burger choices (including a pair featuring pastrami). Our teenage daughter settled on the American Burger, which was served with lettuce, tomato and onion on the side. I took a small cut of the burger and loved it. It wasn't fancy but the flavor was fantastic.
We tried three sides and enjoyed them all. Our favorite side was the sweet potato fries -- sweet and crunchy, they were some of the best we've had in this area. The regular fries were great, too, as was the potato salad.
They were out of our preferred dessert choice -- peach cobbler -- but the apple turnover with a scoop of vanilla ice cream proved to be a worthy substitute.
In summation, if you worship at the altar of smoked meats and BBQ, you should definitely give the Holy Grill a try.