Restaurant Series: Big Rig Brewery Ottawa

Big Rig
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM
f/3.5, 1/800s, ISO-200
Big Rig
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM
f/1.8, 1/3200s, ISO-800
Sean
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM
f/1.8, 1/320s, ISO-800
Drinks
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM
f/1.8, 1/80s, ISO-800
Ribs
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM
f/1.8, 1/80s, ISO-800
Grilled Cheese
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM
f/1.8, 1/80s, ISO-800

Ottawa isn’t known for its beers.

That’s something someone who’s drinks PBR would tell you, Ottawa is actually full of great local brewery’s, and my friend Sean‘s basement is the best of them all (personally speaking, having tried his beer).

But we’re not here to talk about beer today, I had planned a lunch with Sean in order to catch up. He was my coworker from my Blackberry intern days, and a great friend with whom I had lots of burgers, we’d usually drive out during lunch time and hit one of the hotter burger joints in town, those were the good days.

This time it’s not exception either, except we didn’t order burgers.

Sean apparently has a personal relationship with the owner of Big Rig, and he suggested we try this place out. As soon as I saw the website, however, I was captured by the all you can eat ribs. I remembered the days when I went to Montana with my roommate Dennis to eat their all you can eat ribs, and I wanted to see how this place stacked up.

Ribs were great.

Maybe I was famished slightly, but I managed to down about 3 racks of ribs. Unlike Montana, this place was simple: one kind of sauce, they keep coming until you stop them; no bullshit.

I loved every bite of it.

The sauce isn’t too salty, too sweet, too smokey, or too spicy. The outside isn’t burnt, and the inside is tender and sweet, just the way they should be.

Sean seems to love this place, just a bit unfortunate he forgot his leftover pizza from last time he visited.

10/10 would come again.

-Tao