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Report from Dallas Pt 1 - Peggy Sue BBQ

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Report from Dallas Pt 1 - Peggy Sue BBQ

Tha Groovin' Gourmet | Jan 8, 2005 01:10 AM

Flew back to my hometome for a couple of days to help my mom unpack after her move back home from San Diego.

She picked me up at Love Field and said she wanted to go to Peggy Sue. Fine by me...hadn't been in years, always enjoyed the sides.
And in the mood for anything Q.

Exactly as I remembered it, though surprisingly uncrowded compared to normal. Ordered a brisket and sausage combo, pretty much my usual at any place other than the original Sonny Bryan's (no naysaying please...we've already been there this month).

Even though I requested my brisket "not too lean" (as the menu lists it as being very lean), it came out leaner than an anorexic, too thinly sliced, dry as cardboard, and despite a well developed smoke ring, with only a barely discernible smoke flavor. Sausage (menu calls it Polish Kielbasa, but it is not) was decidedly better than the brisket, but then that is not saying much. A mixture of pork and beef, it had a decent spicy flavor, with a coarse and crumbly texture. With their spicy sauce, which has a little bit of a kick that creeps up on you, it was pretty tasty.

Sides were the squash casserole and new potato salad, both were excellent. Definitely th best part of the meal along with my two frosty tumblers of Fat Tire.

If there are future visits, I might try the brisket quesadillas, hoping the fat from the melted cheese might impart some moisture that the too-lean brisket is sorely lacking. But in reality, I think the only safe bet is to gorge on veggies and quaff major amounts of Fat Tire.

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