The plate: Barbecue ribs
The place: Houston’s, 1900 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton; 998-0550 or www.hillstone.com.
The price: $29
The skinny: Houston’s has been a go-to place for special occasions and for comfort fare for more than 20 years. Yes, it’s a chain restaurant, part of the Hillstone group, but each of the company’s restaurants is individual and takes into account its market.
The house-made veggie burger is among the best anywhere, and the service generally is never less than outstanding.
A friend and I visited after an evening of theater at Florida Atlantic University.
Our barbecue pork ribs were falling-off-the-bone tender and were served in a tangy sauce that enhanced the grilled meat’s flavor.
The cole slaw was well dressed, and not too sweet; and, as always, the fries were crisp and hot.
— Scott Simmons