After eating at Dr. Hogly Wogly Tyler Texas BBQ about a thousand times over 35 years, I finally got a bad meal! I prefer beef, and love the brisket there and rarely was disappointed. I had a weird desire for spare ribs, so at about 7:30 last Saturday I ordered the regular spare rib dinner. they came dry and chewy, but it tasted okay. As I worked half-way down from the long ribs toward the tip end it got worse; drier, tougher and less tasty. Finally, as I was trying to eat toward the tip, I accepted that it was terrible and I should have sent it back, but after I'd eaten more than half of it, that seemed not an option. BTW, my girlfriend's brisket was excellent as usual. The bread, cole slaw, beans and the service were all excellent, but those ribs, ay caramba!
Now I see how someone who was served that on their first visit would write one of those scathing bad reviews the Dr. HW regularly receives.
Regardless, that was one meal out of a thousand (okay several hundred) I forgive the Dr. and I will soon return, but I'll stick with the beef..