Because the menu is simple, rib-stickin Texan 'cue. Because the menu's printed on a board, McDonald's style, in fat red letters. Because the staff are friendly, and honest. "You sure you want that?" one asked Rachelle after she ordered the fried mac 'n cheese. Because she did want it, and rightly so.
Because, in addition to burnt ends, pulled chicken, and ribs, Townline also offers something called Texas caviar, a mix of black-eyed peas, peppers, onions, and lime chili sauce. Because the decor is a mix of industrial chic and rustic lodge. Because a meal there will tide you over all week.