By Megan "MJ" Rogers, community partnership coordinator

One of the wonderful things about Topeka Restaurant Week has been discovering new places to eat!

I had never been to Black Dog Bar B Que before today, although I had heard great things about the establishment.  The restaurant, located on the main floor of the Historic Harley Davidson building, was nearly full when I arrived.  I walked up to the counter to place my order and asked for the Restaurant Week lunch special.  After asking which is better, the pulled pork or the brisket, the gentleman serving me suggested that I try both on one bun.  I followed his advice about the sandwich and added tators ‘n cheez and beer beans as my two sides.  He topped it off with two pickles spears.   My lunch partner ordered the smoked turkey sandwich with coleslaw and tators ‘n cheez for his meal.  We found a cozy little one sided booth in the corner and sat down with our meals, but not before I snapped a photo of our food. 

We were both really excited to dig into the cheesy hash brown-style potatoes, because cheese and potatoes, need I say more?  They were just as delicious as they looked.  My lunch mate declared the coleslaw to be fantastic, too.  I squeezed some barbeque sauce onto my sandwich and took a bite.  The sauce was tangy and the meat was tender, a perfect combination of smoky barbeque flavor.  We both enjoyed our meals and I sent him back up for one of their famous brownies for a sweet ending to my meal.

I’m interested too in coming back for their Saturday breakfast.  Made from scratch biscuits with sausage gravy and a bottomless cup of coffee sounds more than delightful.

Editor's note: Topeka Restaurant Week concluded on Tuesday, March 7. During the week, $2 from each lunch and $3 from each supper directly support the Harvesters BackSnack program. BackSnacks are kid-friendly and shelf-stable nutritious food for local children, delivered to them at school on Fridays for the weekend.