If you consider yourself a connoisseur of Bar-B-Que, do treat yourself to the BBQ Smokehouse in Sebastopol, you won't be sorry. This cookery uses rubs, sauce is served only as a side and on request. There is no Propane or Charcoal to be found on the premisis, all meat is low cooked by hardwood, low heat, and time.
I like eating meat; beef, pork, lamb, chicken, I like most all meat. I especially enjoy moist and flavorful meat that has been prepared with care and attention to detail. I am always sniffing out new establishments that use simple ingredients and prepare unpretentious fare that can be enjoyed in any setting.
I just enjoyed a REAL Texas style Bar-B-Que, right here in Sonoma County. Since I am ever the skeptic, I spent two seperate visits simply interviewing the staff and investigating cooking hardware (a missive device in the parking lot that is typically belching smoke). Being a virgin with this establishment I stuck with the old standby, Pulled Pork and Brisket.
The Pulled Pork was tender, juicey and flavorful, very well balanced with spice and tang. We chose the Mac and Cheese and Slaw as the sides, each are worthy of being consumed in great quantities all alone.
The lovely chunks of tender Brisket were outstanding and most toothesome! This is Brisket that came from a contented steer. They provided a nice light dipping sauce/gravy that certainly was not from a package or over salted, it was perfect with the beef. The Cowboy Beans (side dish) are also made in the kitchen rather than pulled from the Ubiquitous #10 can that one will find in the typical establishment.
For desert we ordered the Icebox Chololate cake with a genuine buttercream frosting. Beware, this is not for the faint of heart and you are likely to become hooked on this morsel.
This establishment is tucked off of the main drag next to the Sebastopol Cinemas, at this time this only patio seating and take-out. Save the cost of travel to Texas and order in tonight.