The first stop was at the Alma Smokehouse, a little spot we had liked a lot a few years ago. They were out of brisket then, so today Scott got a sliced brisket sandwich and we each got half a pound of sliced brisket to go. Scott raved on the smoke flavor of his sandwich. I sampled my to-go package a few days later and found the brisket average with no smoke flavor at all.
Onward to New Zion Missionary Baptist Church "Church BBQ". This small volunteer-run joint has had a lofty reputation in the past but some feel it has slipped a bit. We picked up a pound of sliced brisket to go and Scott declared it fantastic. In fact, he ate his half a pound for dinner that night. I sampled my to-go package a few days later and found light smoke flavor and fat that was not completely rendered. No doubt all of my to-go packages would have been better fresh cut, but when you need room for sampling 15 BBQ joints the next day something's gotta give!
I love that the "Church BBQ" truck is in BBQ sauce red. :)