Oh, Addison Cafe, you slippery devil you.
It wasn't until my third attempt was I actually able to dine at this restaurant. The first, I made a trip to Webster Springs for the Custard Stand and casually tried to stop by Addison Cafe place before realizing they were only open during dinner hours on Saturday. The second: I had called in advance to confirm they would be open, made the long haul down and discovered they closed the dining room for a private event. Fuming, I made the two hour drive back to Morgantown (in the snow!) without being able to cross this one off my 101 Most Unique Places to Dine in WV list. But, the third time's a charm.
I, again, called to make sure they'd be open. Just more adamant this time. And, it was successful. I walked into this oddly shaped building. It has a rectangle (which is a bar area) attached to an odd circular dining room piece, and I was relieved to see people dining inside. Woo! Made it!
The special for the day was baby back ribs, which came with cole slaw and baked beans. I nixed the sides in favor of sweet potato fries and macaroni salad. The macaroni salad came out first as a sort of appetizer, and it was decent. It was a substantial portion and definitely on the sweeter side.
The sweet potato fries were pleasantly surprising. Nice thick, crisp fries with a delicious cinnamon butter for dipping. And the RIBS. Wow. I don't order ribs often because they're a pain in the ass; they make a huge mess, and they are usually not up to my standards. These, though, were amazing.
They were fall-off-the-bone tender, with a thick, sweet BBQ sauce and little to no fatty pieces. I ate every last bit. So good. If you come here, and the ribs are on special ... don't even think about it. Just order them. You're welcome.