Adventures in Texas barbecue. Want to stop the swine flu? Barbecue a pig! And remember, lettuce or spinach can kill you.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Ronnie's Pit BBQ, Johnson City, Texas 8/20/13
sampled about 1:30 pm
Another spot we spied along the road and wheeled into on a whim. I got a 3 meat plate and split it with Scott. They were nice enough to give us an extra plate. On spotting us taking a photo of our plate, a National Park ranger stopped by to tell us that we were about to eat the best BBQ we had ever had. We smiled and chatted with him a bit, then put it to the test. The brisket was moist and tender and did well on the pull apart test. There was no smoke flavor and more of a roast beefy taste than BBQ. The ribs were a bit dry, but had nice flavor and came off the bone nicely. Sausage was average. Sides were average and that's about where we'd put this place, a good average BBQ joint. I did taste the sauce but did not write down the particulars. I just remember I did not care for it.
I love barbecue. I always wanted to spend some vacation time sampling the best BBQ joints in Texas. A few years ago, my friend Scott and I started doing just that and we've been doing it every year since. We call it the "Calories and Cholesterol Tour". Since so many people were asking me about our experiences, I started writing them up. We are not expert eaters or writers. We just do this for fun and because we LOVE Texas BBQ. A note about our reviews. We tend to be "stealth" reviewers. We don't ask for pit tours or cooking techniques and we try to be discrete about taking photos til after we are done. We want to experience each meal as an average customer. If you know a great Texas BBQ joint we need to try, e-mail me at donotemp AT gmail DOT com. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER VIEW! I also have a separate bass fishing blog.