Okay, I have to admit it. I’ve been in denial for months. But it’s time to come clean. *sigh*. I have a small mouth. Yes, I know. It’s hard to believe seeing that considering the obscene amount of food that I eat but it’s the truth. I couldn’t eat the burgers at Cannibal Cafe and Red Robins, not without taking out some of the filling first. And more recently, I could not eat the sandwich at Peckinpah either. The latter is a casual barbecue joint located in Gastown, near Waterfront. I had their Baked Mac and Cheese, which I added pulled pork to for an extra $6 and their Fried Chicken Sandwich.
Baked Mac and Cheese ($13 + $6 for Pulled Pork):
I absolutely loved this dish. The noodles were perfectly cooked, being tender and yet retaining a nice bit of bounciness. The sauce was thick, creamy and rich, and very flavourful while the breadcrumbs provided a nice bit of texture. I added pulled pork for an additional $6, and while I was initially worried when the dish first arrived by the lack of meat present, there was actually a fairly generous amount of pulled pork buried beneath the noodles. The meat itself was very tender and juicy. It was purely salty however, and I personally prefer my pulled pork to have some sweetness. The dish overall was pretty salty: I do love salt so I was okay with it, but it might be a little too much for others. Although the castiron bowl/skillet it was served in is relatively small, they do pile it pretty high and the portion was relatively filling.
Fried Chicken Sandwich ($12):
This sandwich contained three generous pieces of fried chicken meat as well as potato chips, tomatoes and cilantro, and was dressed with mayo. Although they appear to have used white meat here, the chicken was relatively tender and quite juicy, and had a great crispiness. It was quite salty on its own however (and I’m saying this as a great lover of salt), and is best eaten together with the sandwich. I loved the addition of the potato chips, which provided a great additional crunch to the dish. Personally, I didn’t really care much for the cilantro – while I’m not one of these people who can’t stand the herb and finds it soapy, it didn’t really add much to the dish and was a bit stringy, I personally would have preferred just boring old iceberg lettuce. This was quite a tall sandwich – I could not fit the whole thing into my *insert dirty joke here* – and was quite filling.
So I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I’ve got a small mouth and cannot fit a big juicy…sandwich (I’m so sorry). Lame dirty jokes aside, I loved the food that I’ve tried at Peckinpah. I find the prices to be a tad steep, although not outrageous. Service-wise, the staff is quite friendly, although the food can take a while to come out. I highly recommend checking this place out for some hearty, delicious comfort food.