GOOD ol’ fashioned American cuisine is hard to beat. Ribs rubbed with viscous sauces, steaks charbroiled medium-rare, chicken wings loaded with spice, burgers topped with melted cheddar. These are the hallmarks of a cuisine which, when prepared by an assiduous chef, is comforting, tasty, and decadent in all the right ways. A great feast, no matter what country you’re in.
This success is well-earned. Chef and owner Dana Edward Caron, a Portland, Maine, native, is truly passionate about his craft, and his commitment to creating high quality food is unwavering. Ask him about his last trip home, and the first thing he’ll tell you about, most likely, are the artisanal vinegars he bought just so he could improve the flavour of his salad dressings; ask him about his meats, and you’ll discover he works with only the nation’s foremost food importers.
Other highlights include burgers topped with a choice of cheese, a wide selection of sandwiches (the Pulled pork, at B300++, is our fave), pasta, steaks, soups, fish, an award-winning Steak chili (B270++ per bowl) and vegetarian options, as well as a small selection of desserts (try the Key Lime Pie B170++).
What’s more, you can wash all of this down with one of the best selection of imported craft beers in Bangkok, including superior tipples such as Brewdog Punk IPA, Scotland (B270++), Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale, Japan (B335++), and Deschutes Inversion, USA (B275++). Local beers and an extensive selection of wines and spirits are also available.
Set over three floors, Roadhouse sets the perfect stateside-style atmosphere thanks to a rustic blend of wooden fixtures and furnishings and the requisite Americana. Up on the third floor, there’s always a buzz thanks to a plethora of bar games – many of which can be played for free – such as pool, darts, and Shuffleboard (an addictive game which sees competitors slide weights down a long table). Live sports, meanwhile, are shown on strategically placed screens throughout the venue.
Drop by for daily happy hours (4pm-7pm) when the bar’s packed with regulars and you may feel like you’re in a modern day version of smash-hit TV show Cheers. All in all, it's a great place to meet old, and make new, friends.
Roadhouse Barbecue, 942/1 Rama IV Rd., Surawongse Rd.
Tel: 02 236 8010 www.roadhousebarbecue.com