Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by RollTide, Sep 30, 2008.
No good BBQ has ever been made outside of The Lone Star State. There, I said it.
Chsalas, being a Texan, I completely agree that you are 100% correct.
With the exception of my smoked brisket, which took about a dozen or so attempts, I finally got it right, however in the process made a lot of jerky! Where in Texas are you from Mom?
I recently made ribs for the first time and was very happy that they turned out great! Spiced them up a bit with a rub, wrapped them in foil (sprayed the foil with non-stick spray first), left them in the fridge overnight. The next evening I put some bbq sauce on them, re-wrapped them in the foil, then baked them at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. About 15 minutes shy of the full 2 1/2 hours I took them out, removed the foil, added some more sauce, then put them under the broiler for the last 10-15 minutes (no foil). Came out very tender and falling off the bone!
I was born in Greenville (45 miles ne of Dallas), but haven't lived in TX since I was 8. Been back to visit many times, although not in the last 15 years since my grandparents are all gone now. Parents and siblings are all up this way. Still a TX girl and a Cowboy fan at heart.
We ate there Saturday night. i had the pulled chicken, based on someone's rec. My husband had the fried catfish. He said the catfish was good, but the mashed potatoes were bland and the beans tasted like they had been cooking forever. My chicken tasted old, borderline bad. The sweet potato fries were pretty good. We won't be back...we should have stuck out the 70 to 80 minute wait at either Blue Ridge Grill or Bonefish. Our first clue should have been no wait...When we were leaving the guy behing us was shaking his head over a full plate of ribs...he didn't even want to take them home. It is too bad....another one bites the dust.
We had dinner here for the first time tonight. Was it the best BBQ I've ever had? No, but it was far from the worst. The ribs and the pulled pork were a little dry, but the sauces were delicious. The baked beans were wonderful as well. The collards greens could've had more kick, but I would order them again.
The service was attentive and friendly.
From everything I have heard from others, the big problem with Bluz Bros is consitstency. I get the feeling that we could go tomorrow, and the same order might be awful.
We'll go back.
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