Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Let's start with the brisket - melt in your mouth tender (yes, that's what I said) with a fantastic and flavorful smoke ring and a crusty char I dream about. Slam dunk. But there's more ... the ribs not only fell off the bone but had an intense smokey flavor right down to said bone and just a really awesome texture overall. I also really dug the sausage, though it's a bit unusual and not everybody in my party loved it. For me it was tender and very pork-y with a kick of spice at the end and crackly skin ... all I could ever want in a sausage. Even the sides were good (I didn't dare to hope) including a "mashed potato" style potato salad with just enough (but not too much) tangy mustard and some really nice beans. The only thing I'm still not sure about is the sauce - very spicy and smokey (but maybe a bit too Liquid-smokey?). Not too sweet, though which is a good thing. Unfortunatley I was too full for the homemade cobbler but I vow to return and work it in next time. This meal made me happy and I shall no longer take bbq like this for granted ... you're not getting anything like this outside of Texas.
Posted by Jodie Eisenhardt at Wednesday, July 29, 2009