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[DFW] Baker's Ribs, Peggy Sue BBQ, & Holy Smokes


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[DFW] Baker's Ribs, Peggy Sue BBQ, & Holy Smokes

Scott | Nov 29, 2004 12:50 PM

No unknowns this time around.

I started with the Deep Ellum location of Baker’s Ribs. Dry brisket with decent flavor. Supermarket-grade sausage. Very enjoyable ribs--lightly smoked, but perfect tenderness and good flavor.

If you knew Peggy Sue, then you’d know why I feel blue. Really poor brisket, the leftovers of which weren’t worth keeping. Large spare ribs tasted like they’d been braised in an oven--slightly greasy meat falling off the bone, mushy mouth-feel, and almost no smokiness. The sausage, a spicy kielbasa, had little smoke flavor, but was pretty good for what it was. (No room for the smoked chicken this time, Donnie. But I’ll try it on a repeat visit.) I’ve been disappointed by Peggy Sue BBQ before, but never this deeply.

Last up was Holy Smokes. Brisket was mildly smoky, but with a good flavor and crust. Still only sandwich-grade, though. Sausage, from Rudolph’s, was above average, with good flavor and a bit of texture. The baby back ribs (pictured below) were the standout. Tender, meaty, with good bark and flavor. It’s a shame that you can’t order them in less than a half rack. But when the ribs are as good as they were on this visit, I won’t lose any sleep over it.

For a lot more detail, photos, and comparisons, see the link below.




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