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T-Rex has the Bay Area's Best Brisket - maybe the worlds best.

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T-Rex has the Bay Area's Best Brisket - maybe the worlds best.

rworange | May 29, 2006 05:24 PM

You heard right. Anyone who reads my posts knows I don't issue superlatives like this every day ... every other day maybe.

However, move over Memphis Minnies, Ricks and Flints because T-Rex is in a higher class of wonderfullness.

If it was any more meltingly tender and juicy the brisket would have fallen apart. Instead the brisket is taken to the edge with every bit of goodness being coaxed out of the meat. It doesn't cross the line and the result is uber deliciousness.

I had to go back and read my post about the first time I had the brisket at T-Rex because this was nothing like it. Today it DID have that mind-blowing who cares if this kills me, it’s so amazing, quality.

The first time was forgettable. This time it is memborable. This is the standard by which all other brisket will be judged.

It comes drizzled with a nice horseradish sauce, but skip it. This meat deserves all your attention without any distractions. If you must order the sauce, get it on the side. I'll bet you won't want to use it.

I got the sandwhich which is quite the deal at $10. It comes on T-Rex's wonderful hamburger buns. After enjoying most of the meat on its own, I left a thin layer to eat as a sandwich. The smoke and beefy goodness held up to the bun.

I have to honestly say I didn't look closely at the meat because my brain was directing me to stuff my face and not take the time out to admire the looks. A nice crust seems to come to mind.

It comes with potatoe salad which also vastly improved from the first visit. The red skin potatoes nicely dressed with a touch of mayo. The wilty slaw was ok, but the light touch of what seemed like chili oil detracted from the meat. Three nice pickle slices were also on the plate.

The bloody Mary was excellent, but I was sorry I ordered it after the brisket came. I wanted the spiciness out of my mouth so I could fully enjoy the beef.

Excellent drink though. I'm cheap about cocktails and anything over $7 bucks makes me cranky. This was worth the $9. Spicy and assertively alcoholic it had three lovely pickled green beans and two green olives. It was a generous drink.

The strawberry shortcake was just a tad under great. The lemon flavored biscuit which would seem like a good idea called too much attention to itself. Otherwise the short-cake would have been world-class with wonderful maserated dead-ripe strawberries and some of the best whipped cream I have had in a long time. I don't think it was sweetened, which worked so well with the sugar coming from the berries.

All the tables now have small bottles of T-Rex's top-class hot sauce. I passed this time because the meat was so good.

I was going to get the burger which I've always liked, but Robert's post recently mentioned the ribs were actually good, so I thought I'd give the brisket another try. Thanks so much for posting about those ribs, Robert. Otherwise I never would have given the brisket another chance.

It is really very pleasant at T-Rex on a warm day. The doors slide open to the patio.

I hope that T-Rex can be constistant and maintain the quality of the BBQ. That would really be something.

Link: http://www.t-rex-bbq.com/

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