Adventures in Texas barbecue. Want to stop the swine flu? Barbecue a pig! And remember, lettuce or spinach can kill you.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Crazy Bob's BBQ, Kilgore, Texas 6/20/14
Sampled 6/20/14 about 3 pm
After a visit to the East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College, we headed out on our next quest and stumbled across this place along the way. Apparently this is a small chain because we saw another off of I-20 later in our travels and according to Facebook there is another in Liberty City with the same wild artwork. We wandered in to find the lone boss man cutting meat for a big family order and we waited a bit, hearing many apologies along the way. Not a problem. Good stuff is worth waiting for, right? When we finally got our turn we ordered a half pound of brisket and a couple of spare ribs, just to sample. When he pulled out a beautiful fresh brisket I almost doubled our brisket order, but didn't. Big mistake. Both the ribs and brisket were excellent and not a microwave in sight!! The brisket had a lite smoke flavor but was very moist and tender, but held together just enough to do well in a pull apart test. The ribs left a good bite mark, were tender and moist, but had no smoke flavor. There were big Sysco boxes in the back so we avoided the sides. Still, not bad for a Q joint in an old gas station.
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.