Adventures in Texas barbecue. Want to stop the swine flu? Barbecue a pig! And remember, lettuce or spinach can kill you.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ, Tyler, Texas 5/3/14
almost sampled 5/3/14
Scott and I arrived early for the Red Dirt BBQ fest so we walked over to Stanley's to give it a visit before the fest. Unfortunately, the line was literally out the door, and we decided to stop by for some to go later after the fest. I snapped a couple of pix outside and had to laugh when I saw the one above. Aggies and Longhorns don't agree on much, but there's two vehicles side by side at Stanley's that prove they both like Stanley's Q. Note the car with the Texas Ex sticker right next to the TAM pickup. :) Click on the photo for a larger view.
Scott grabbed some to go after the fest and he reported later that it was "Definitely top 50. We need to go back." The Stanley's I had at the fest was excellent.
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.