Feeling nostalgic after our trek across Death Valley, we just had to stop at Terrible’s Town which was the only thing in Pahrump 12 years ago. Now the town has sprawled out in a scary way and there is a big Nugget Casino next door.
Hoping to find the clean and quaint Kenny Rogers Café inside, we were overwhelmed with all the additional casino fare which had squeezed the restaurant into a corner of the building, now renamed the Bougainvillea Café & Rotisserie.
I was happy to see the $1.99 breakfast specials included biscuits and gravy but leery to order them, for good reason. I got just what I expected: a pile of beige goop that matched the plate, with a consistency of wallpaper paste. The biscuits appeared to have been made from a box, but I made much better “Bisquick” biscuits myself from Rene’s homemade mix. These were either undercooked or someone sat on them to warm them up.
The two split biscuits were of decent size, but definitely not something to write home about. Yet here I am doing just that, go figure. The gravy was already starting to form a nice film across it by my third bite. There was absolutely no sign of sausage bits, just a lot of tiny black flecks which I certainly hope were pepper flakes.
Since it takes an awful lot for me to actually dislike a meal, I give Terrible’s biscuits a C grade. The staff was friendly and breakfast included a free hot pitcher of decent coffee on the table. And after all, you can’t beat the price of $4.25 for two… as long as you don’t mind a little second hand smoke with your meal.