Adventures in Texas barbecue. Want to stop the swine flu? Barbecue a pig! And remember, lettuce or spinach can kill you.
Monday, April 7, 2014
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church BBQ, Huntsville, Texas
On our way down to the 2nd annual Houston BBQ Festival we made 2 stops. One at the Alma Smokehouse, where Scott had a sliced brisket sandwich, and this second stop at "Church BBQ" in Huntsville. The sample I had last year was decent so this time I grabbed 2 pounds to go instead of the 1 pound I had gotten in 2013. Scott ate his on the spot and enjoyed it. Even though I was fasting in anticipation of eating 20 samples the next day, I just had to sneak a taste from my box of brisket. I found good smoke flavor and perfectly rendered fat that was full of flavor. I have heard this place suffers from consistency issues, but on this day it was pretty durned good. Also some of the cheapest smoked brisket I have seen anywhere, just $10 a pound. They were generous with their sauce in little containers, but I did not need a bit of 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.