made a tomato run to shed no 1 at the Dallas Farmers Market (field tomatoes are all gone, only hothouse tomatoes now available in shed 1) . Since there was a favorable review of PLC in today's GUIDE/DMN, I decided to swing by shed 2 and check out some BBQ. Nobody wants better Que for Dallas than me, as it would just be so much simpler than driving to Taylor/Lockhart/Luling whenever you just have to have good smoked meat.
I ordered a chopped briscuit sandwich, which was 7.00, so I thought I was in for a treat, but it was most definitely not a treat. Most chopped beef sandwiches have sort of a sloppy Joe texture, but this one had good size cubes of briscuit, like 1/4 inch cubes, or larger. I took one look at it and thought that it was going to be so good. Each piece of meat was different. I guess they save leftover pieces of briscuit for the sandwich. The bun was awful, and came apart as soon as you picked up the sandwich. The sauce was wonderful. The menu says the sandwich comes with pickle and onion.........there is a small plastic tub served with the sandwich, with enough raw, chopped onion to just cover the bottom of the tub. On top of the onions were two pickle slices.
It's fine with me to serve BBQ sandwiches w/o onions or pickles. But I had to wonder what you would think if you were served that and you really enjoyed onions and pickles. For just a moment I thought I was on Candid Camera. Interesting to me that someone in the kitchen would prepare what they did knowing it cost $7.00. What were they thinking?
People were picking up BBQ by the pound to go, and the staff was very polite and helpful....offering instructions on how to reheat the meat, etc. I hope others on this board will try the BBQ meats by the pound and report on their experience. But stay away from the worst 7.00 sandwich you are likely to encounter.