<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CleRr46Nh1w/SxCmZiO37-I/AAAAAAAAB5I/auua50RIykE/s1600/Steves+Ribs+01.JPG"><img border="0" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CleRr46Nh1w/SxCmZiO37-I/AAAAAAAAB5I/auua50RIykE/s200/Steves+Ribs+01.JPG"></a><br><span><span>OKLAHOMA: Steve's Rib</span> <span><br>1801 W. Edmond Rd.</span> <span><br>Edmond, OK 73003</span> <span><br>405-340-7427</span><br><span>Open M-Thur 11-9, F-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-8</span><br><a href="http://www.stevesrib.com/">http://www.stevesrib.com/</a></span><br><br>Steve's Rib makes many of the top BBQ lists for OKC, so I was excited to try it. When the unappetizing plate arrived, I know I was in for a disappointment. Overcooked ribs had no smoke flavor, and little flavor of any sort. The meat nearly disintegrated when I picked up the bone.<br><br><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CleRr46Nh1w/SxCmRmVGYbI/AAAAAAAAB5A/dxsfQl0Raaw/s1600/Steves+02.JPG"><img border="0" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CleRr46Nh1w/SxCmRmVGYbI/AAAAAAAAB5A/dxsfQl0Raaw/s400/Steves+02.JPG"></a><br><br>Slices of brisket shredded beneath my fork, and what entered my mouth tasted just like roast beef with no smokiness to be found. Luckily the french fries were good for dipping into the very sweet baked beans. Other than the tall cold Boulevard beers, there's not much of a need to stop here.<br><br>Rating *<br><a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/46/501440/restaurant/Oklahoma-City/West-Edmond/Steves-Rib-Edmond"><img alt="Steve's Rib on Urbanspoon" src="http://www.urbanspoon.com/b/logo/501440/minilogo.gif"></a>

My mouth is watering so much I may have to stop at the dry cleaner’s on my way home: I just read Hudson’s on the Bend prixe fixe menu for Austin Restaurant Week, which starts this Sunday: They’re offering chipotle lobster bisque, hot and crunchy trout on mango-jalapeno aioli, pecan-smoked duck breast paired with seared diver scallops with a red chile/honey/tangerine glaze, and–for dessert–Chambord chocolate mousse with “legs of fudge.” And what is the damage for all this largesse? A paltry $35, including wine pairings for the app and entree. People! You can’t NOT do this. If not at Hudson’s, then at one of the other restaurants that are in the line-up, like County Line, Cru wine bar, Eddie V’s, Fino, Parkside, and many more. Proceeds benefit the Sustainable Food Center Austin. So get cracking. The “week” (it’s actually broken into two parts) runs Feb 28-Mar 3 and Mar 7-10. Check the ARW web site, link above, for the full list.