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texas smokehouse

rooty tooty fresh n frooty | Aug 27, 2004 12:57 AM

I really wanted to like this place- went with the fiance- I lived in Austin TX for 7 years and got to know barbeecue pretty well at Louis Mueller's, the original Kreauz Market, Cooper's, Ken Hall, and Luling City Market...

It was about the worst brisket I've ever had in a Barbecue restaurant- Zero smoky flavor, a couple of hunks of deckel that were totally cut along the grain- chewy, mushy, stringy, flavorless. What a letdown! I asked for and was told I'd get "sliced brisket", but would have loved the deckel if it was sufficiently burnt. It was not.

That said, the pork ribs had a decent flavor to them (mostly from the sauce, though- I wasn't getting much smoke taste out of these), and a good, albeit soft, texture (i really like them to have a snap, these didn't), and was covered ith a sweet sauce. Sides were good- collards, sweet potato, roasted okra, and smoky beans (boston-ish)...

Really looking froward to Paul Kirk's RUB Barbecue restaurant which should be opening this winter in midtown... Loved his brisket in Madison Square.

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