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Monday, June 23, 2014
Bob's BBQ, Henderson, Texas 6/20/14
Sampled 6/20/14 about 11 am
This was one of Scott's Texas Monthly top 50 spots and our first stop on Friday. After the short scenic drive from Tyler, we arrived a bit before 11 am and found them already open. After a friendly greeting inside, I opted for a 3 meat plate with hot boudin instead of sausage. I know boudin is NOT bbq, but the sausage in the warming pan looked commercial and unappetizing so I tried to go with the local product. We were a bit surprised when the meat went into a microwave for warming. Hmmmm. That was a first but not the last time we would see that today. The brisket was straight roast beef tasting with zero smoke flavor. We had the sneaky suspicion it was left over from the previous day, hence the microwave zap. The ribs were much better, tender and moist but with no smoke flavor. The boudin was not for me. Nice spice but too much filler. The highlight of the meal to me was the baked beans which were delicious with small bits of brisket.
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.