Saturday, September 26, 2009

Whup's Boomerang BBQ - Marlin, Texas

sampled 9/26/09 about 1 pm

This is another joint from Texas Monthly's top 50 list and with good reason. This little shack is located down a tiny potholed Marlin suburb street. Inconveniently, the street sign for Bennett Street is missing on the main drag. That made finding it fun. However it was well worth the trouble. For about $16 I got several pounds of brisket, sausage, ribs, and pork, most of it awesome. The brisket had a killer smoke ring, was plastic fork tender, and full of smoke flavor. The ribs were falling off the bone and similarly smoke filled things of delight. The sausage was the only disappointment. It was a bit greasy without much taste to it. After a few sample bites I left the sausage alone. The tater salad was a nice mayo/mustard mix and was the fine and creamy kind. Very tasty. The funk factor is off the chain and the food is great. Note how I conveniently photographed the sign with the hours and phone number so you can taste test for yourself. You should!

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