Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I spent a few days in Phoenix, Arizona attending a great blues festival over three days in early October. We had the afternoons off, so of course, I plugged "BBQ" into google and yahoo to see what popped up. I was surprised to see quite a few BBQ joints, even a Dickey's. After a short drive Saturday, we found one of the joints to be extinct, the other two had some pluses and minuses. The one on Sunday was good, but not quite up to Texas standards. Of the 3 joints, none had decent sliced brisket and there seemed to be a emphasis on grilling rather than smoke. If I get back that way I hope to sample some of the other joints in town to see if those trends hold up.