Gourmet and ethnic food trucks may be here to stay. But nothing beats a casual food stand that serves good food and stays put. Now that Kix's BBQ is open, right there between Jack's Lube and Hamlet Auto, you'll always know where to go when you're craving some inexpensive Asian island barbecue.
They keep it wonderfully simple here. Basically, there are four items on the menu — three combos and a rib-eye steak plate. The common element to all the combos is a killer barbecued chicken leg. Fried rice and salad come alongside.
On top of that, you choose two skewers of either beef, pork or shrimp. At $4.99, it's quite a bargain. The chicken leg, which has been steeping in a glorious soy sauce-based marinade, arrives hot and juicy with a smoky aroma and flavor from the open-fire grill.
The skewers are good too, though I recommend the beef or pork skewers more than the shrimp. The shrimp are too small and delicate for such a hot grill and were, for me at least, overcooked. But everything is better with the hot sauce they serve on the side. Customers dubbed it Explosive Sauce. The owners liked the name so much, it stuck.