Adventures in Texas barbecue. Want to stop the swine flu? Barbecue a pig! And remember, lettuce or spinach can kill you.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Taylor Cafe, Taylor, Texas 8/22/13
sampled about 11:30 am
Mr Vencil Mares has been serving BBQ here since the late 40's and he was sitting at his usual place when we went back to visit on this day. This is another spot we have visited many times before and is the site of the single best piece of brisket I have ever eaten. It is not a super consistent place, however anytime you can sit and visit with Mr Mares it is like visiting with true BBQ royalty. Today we talked a bit about BBQ and Mr Mares service during World War 2. The BBQ was excellent and I did not leave a smidge of my brisket, rib, or turkey sausage. Ok, maybe the rib bone.
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.