Adrift BBQ offers a touch of the tropics
It takes a lot to drag me away from the dining scene in Warsaw and Winona Lake.
I’ve heard good things about Adrift BBQ in North Webster, so when I had the opportunity to make the drive north from Warsaw I had high expectations.
The proprietors are fans of warmer places, as evidenced by the décor and Hawaiian shirts on employees. That feeling is exhibited in the warmth of the attitudes of the people who work there and the food.
Adrift features dishes such as beef brisket, pulled pork, the classic Cuban sandwich and a key lime mini pie. Orders are taken and served with a smile in an expeditious manner, leaving customers plenty of time to enjoy the goodness set in front of them.
Since my first visit to Key West a couple years ago, I’ve become a fan of the Cuban sandwich and will forego all other comers in its favor. Truly, the Cuban at Adrift was the main reason I made the drive and should be the reason you hop in your car. The sandwich consists of smoked pulled pork, ham, pickles, mustard and Swiss cheese on grilled panini bread. I’ve gotta tell ya, the Cuban will leave you wishing you’d discovered this place sooner.
The menu includes a handful of typical appetizers, salads and kids meals, but it’s obvious that their specialty is sandwiches: they dominate the menu with options such as the Cuban, pulled pork and beef brisket and a handful of panini variations and sliders. Hot dogs are also on the menu: the Hillbilly Hot Dog, Chicago hot dog and a Plain Ole Hot Dog. Dinner versions of pulled pork and beef brisket along with a combo dish are also available.
All of the food menu items outside of the dinner plates are available for $8 or less. Dinner plates run between $10 and $12.
Adrift BBQ is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.