Last Thursday I paid Adam's Rib a visit and learned that the fire was actually pretty small and damage was minor. It'd been 3 years since my last stop and since then the dining area has been expanded with a small addition on the back, but everything else is pretty much the same.
The deck is a great place to eat when the weather's nice.
This time I had the brisket and it was definitely worth the money ($5 for the sandwich and $1 for a soda IIRC). It was juicy and reasonably lean but with a little bit of fat, just how I like it. My friend Jim also had the brisket and each sandwich had a single slice of smoky, crusty fat so I don't know if that was by design or merely a coincidence.
Meet Adam, AKA Pete. He was taking chickens off the smoker when I was there.