password is 2018BBQ (with BBQ in all caps)
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Saturday, November 10th at 1 pm for the people's choice BBQ sampling. Always a fun event and a good feed for just $25. Thanks to Scott for the tip that tix are on sale.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
We were in Denton for an event and took the opportunity to visit BTH BBQ once again. I was intrigued by the smoked cheeseburger and My Mrs got the brisket quesadillas.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
I first heard about this event, almost by accident, just a few weeks ago. I found a site promising 20 of the best BBQ joints in DFW would be there, but no list. 11 days before the event, a list of 12 joints finally showed up and it looked good enough to take a chance on. The $50 ticket price helped. A few days later the list increased to 16 joints and things looked even better.
Of the 16 BBQ joints listed on their last list, only 12 were actually there. Off the Bone, Panther City BBQ, RHBQ, and Winner's BBQ were not to be found. We made up for that by returning to some of our favorites and having seconds.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Another place I had sampled at a BBQ festival or two but the first time I had visited their restaurant. Inside the historic old building it appears to be more of a bar than a restaurant, with about half the space taken up by the bar. There is some upstairs space as well, but we just sat at the bar and didn't wander up the stairs.
The friendly bartender took our order and it was out quickly. Dave thought the brisket was a bit overcooked, but it was not mushy at all to me. It passed the pull apart test nicely and the fat was well rendered. I detected more smoke flavor in the brisket here than in any other brisket we had. The ribs were tasty and the sausage was excellent. It was supposed to be jalapeno cheddar but I never detected any cheese. There was good pepper content and the medium grind had some great beefy flavor with a kick. This was the best sausage I had this trip and I got another 2 pounds to go.
Interestingly, the bartender told us they make their sausage in one long coil instead of tying off links. Then it is just sliced as needed.
Dave had heard good things about this trailer but we must have hit them on an off day. The brisket was badly undercooked and we literally could not pull it apart for the pull apart test. That was despite the fact that this was some of the thinnest sliced brisket we saw this trip. The ribs were similarly tough and had a rub I did not care for. The sausage was average. Hopefully we were just there on an off day. The folks there were very friendly and they share indoor space with the adjacent taco stand so you can eat in air conditioned comfort.