Growing up in Texas, being raised with BBQ as a corner stone of our traditions is quite common. I have also traveled across these United States for work and have already been open to trying different styles of BBQ. There are plenty of good ones and few great ones. Michael B's, to me, is classified under one of the great ones. Over the course of the past couple years, in picking my children from school, we passed the restaurant plenty times. Always smelling the hypnotic aroma of the smoking meat. Finally, we stopped in and had some lunch there one afternoon. It was then and still is the best BBQ in Corpus Christi. What Michael B's lacks in atmosphere or fancy decor like some other places, it more than makes up for with their friendly and family-esque approach. You immediately feel as if you are at your family reunion with all the people you care about. Let's not forget the quality and precision of the smoked meat. Smoking a brisket is almost an art form. When you have had one done right, you truly appreciate the type of cut of meat it is. The flavor, tenderness and overall quality cut is what separates Micheal B's from many others (including the most well known places in town). The chicken, ribs, sausage, chopped beef and even fried fish are every bit as good as the brisket. Excellent food and great people is what keep me and everyone I can tell going to Michael B's. Quit wasting your time trying to find good BBQ or settling for the high dollar but ok tasting food from the other. Go to Michael B's and know, that you are enjoying the best BBQ in South Texas.
Dear Customer, I apologize for any inconvenience(s) you have experienced from our services. We at New China take all health/food safety issues seriously. We are aware of your concerns and have addressed them to management. As for our take-out trays, we have not changed the size of our boxes for over twelve years. Although we occasionally change suppliers, the ounces contained in our serving size remains the same. Due to several issues in which customers over-serve their take-out trays, New China is putting forth stronger efforts to prevent these instances from reoccurring. To help ensure take-outs remain an all-around smooth experience, we have posted several signs explaining how "Buffet-Togo"s work, which has greatly reduced our need to watch over customers as they serve. Our floors do tend to get filthy as they are heavily trafficked. However, during food-service hours we concentrate more on table-tops, preparation surfaces, and cooking instruments. We do not serve food from off the floor, so you don't need to worry that the "things" you saw being tossed into the fryer "could be dropped food from ground". If you have any further issues feel free to notify a staff member so that he/she may deal with the situation immediately. New China does not allow filming in the restaurant without permission as we make great effort to protect the privacy of our customers. Thank you for sharing your concerns, and we hope any future experience with us will be a pleasant one.
I love, love, love this place. I have been eating here for years. No buffet, which I prefer, I know the food will be fresh and hot. They have a wide variety of both traditional Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. I love the General Tso Chicken - they actually have vegetables with the chicken!! The owner is a lovely woman who has always been very sweet and accommodating with any of my request. I usually do take out, but the restaurant has a nice decor and the wait staff are usually on top of everything (clean bathroom!! my yard stick on the cleanliness on areas I an unable to see). With almost every restaurant your gonna have some misses, but I would say 99 times out of 100, I have been completely satisfied. No Bamboo Garden for this girl - only Golden Crown.