Previously, I had been less than wowed by Smitty's Market's brisket
But after today, I realize my mistake.
Their prime rib is absolutely world class and blows away all other meats I sampled there. For $16 you can get a 1 pound slice of it, charred and beef-fat good around the edge, and red rare in the center.
This implausibly large hunk of beef disappeared more completely than spilled gasoline on a hot summer day.
Holy cow . . . sums it up.
I will return time and again just for this cut of meat at Smitty's.
I also notice on my original post that I had not observed that the pits at Smitty's are powered by indirect heat from those piles of logs at each corner. I had not realized the stack pulls the heat and smoke through and over the meats.
I generally dislike confusing sex with food, but in this case it gets too darned close to call.
This was absolutely great meat, needing nothing more except perhaps a tad of salt on the blood rare center of the cut.
Could easily have eaten 2 lbs.
Thanks for reading, and Smitty's thanks for offering this premium meat in your pit.
four stars applies to prime rib ONLY