Best Quality Meat, Temple, TX visited 9/22/11 about 1:15 pm
This is another place we have tried to hit several times in the past, but never managed to be there on the right day or time. Today was the day! This place is located just off the highway on the west side of I-35 just as you go onto the overpass at Temple. You can see their sign from the upper deck of the freeway, but it is easy to get off and circle back under the elevated highway.
As we came up we noticed a sign offering a bargain pulled pork sandwich and I was worried we might not get a full BBQ offering. Wrong! On enquiring inside they had a full compliment of brisket, ribs, sausage, pulled pork and chicken on offer. Scott and I split a to-go order of brisket, ribs, and sausage with beans and tater salad. On pulling the brisket the gentleman apologized for the limp brisket. It was definitely well overcooked and fell apart into small pieces, even as he sliced it. On taste there was no smoke flavor at all, though it would have made nice sandwich meat with some good sauce. The ribs looked nice and were tasty indeed. I thought I detected the taste of charcoal grilling and Scott thought the same. That said, these were tasty ribs that were tender with good moisture content that pulled easily away from the bone. The sausage tasted like standard store bought fare, which was surprising considering the signs touting their home made sausage. The sides were average.