Friday, November 5, 2010

Mc Rib

I have to admit, as much as I love artfully crafted food of the gourmand nature, I have a secret love affair with bad food. Not just bad for me, but sometimes legitimately bad food. If I am too busy for a healthy homemade meal and don't feel like leaving the house, I have no qualms with firing up the oven and popping in a party pizza. I am not saying I don't feel a tinge of guilt, but I have A LOT going on in my life, and every meal can't be amazing. Don't get me wrong, I eat tons of amazing food, but sometimes compromises must be made. Every once in a while I have to stop at places such as this great Scottish restaurant, Mac Donald's, perhaps you have heard of it? Anyway, when I heard the Mc Rib was back I knew I had a date with gastrointestinal distress at least once during its six week recurrence. I felt like Homer when the first bite hit his arteries, heart rate slowing, glands salivating, and brain asking (screaming) WHY? Well, because of the marketing geniuses at said Scottish restaurant, obviously. Now full disclosure, I often will satisfy my cravings for this marginally tasty specialty item with these things. It's not the same, but probably has about the same number of suspect ingredients.



As you can see, this Mc Rib was made just for me. Apparently that means hastily slapped together, which would in fact be the proper interpretation.


The "pork" is of the same consistency as its vegetarian brethren, however it has a smack of hog fat about it. The onions give it a bit of crunch, while the pickles kind of slide down the gullet undetected. I could use a bit more kick from the sauce, and was half tempted to ask for some of their new chipotle BBQ sauce. I refrained however, because by the time I thought about it, I was almost done the darn thing.


The Mc Rib is pretty okay. It's mostly a novelty, but for $1.99, it's worth getting while the getting is good. Although my insides may beg to differ, I will probably be seeing another one of these things before the promotion ends. Unfortunately.