I've noticed a recent resurgence of activity along Club Street. Just a couple of years ago, the entire conservation shophouse-lined street used to be so quiet. Save for a few notable restaurants littering the once-hyper street, it was a relatively peaceful spot for a nice, quiet meal. There's now a whole lotta watering holes, which contributes to the current buzz and hive of activity. Happy campers spill out onto the roads from the numerous bars and pubs, with their rambunctious toasts and loud cheers. Parking is consequently a nightmare, so cab or carpool there if possible.
Jerry's BBQ & Grill can be considered an old-timer amongst the gleaming new bars and restaurants. It's been a Club Street stalwart since 2003 and held steady amidst the high turnover of restaurants here. While there are a lot of people sitting outdoors along the corridor enjoying the alfresco heat and humidity, we much prefer the indoor air-conditioning. It's a much more comfortable way to enjoy our meal. Although the quality of the food has gone down slightly over the years, it's still relatively commendable. One of the more notable places to have American comfort food. Of course, the friendly, upbeat service and generous portions help loads.
The Lamb Loin Chops ($21.95 for the weight watcher's portion of 2 cutlets) were juicy and succulent, well marinated and not very gamey, and the mint jelly lent a nice refreshing tinge to the full-bodied ribs, while the rucola side salad provided a peppery lift to the dish.The weight watcher's portion was definitely something that would make for an appetizer sizing for big eaters.
The distinctively Oriental Oxtail Stew ($21.95) had a delectable fall-off-the-bone texture, with chunks of softened carrots and potatoes thrown in together with sliced peppers for a oyster sauce based gravy. Not really our style, but it was alright.
Toasted fluffy buns were served alongside the stew to wipe up the thick gravy.
Jerry's BBQ & Grill
92 Club Street
Tel: 6323 4550
Open daily from 12noon to 10pm