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Monday, June 23, 2014
Eat-A-Bite BBQ, Kilgore, Texas, 6/20/14
As we tooled along the road headed for another Texas Monthly top 50 joint, we spied this little joint, deployed the bbq chutes, and made the emergency bbq turn for a sample. Inside the tiny little shed we found the proprietor alone enjoying a DVD of an old Audie Murphy cowboy movie. After a friendly welcome he set about preparing our que including my 2 meat plate of brisket and ribs. Once again we heard the familiar hum of a microwave and the "ding" of completion. Hmmmmm, again. The brisket had been cut super thin but was still tough and had no smoke flavor. The ribs were better, just straight moist pork spare ribs. I could not detect any rub but I know it was there. Sides were average. When I asked the boss how he got his ribs so tender he had a great answer. "I just put the rub on them, put them in the smoker, and let it do all the work." He said this joint had been open since 1980 and he had learned the business from his father. A good average Texas BBQ joint, but I suspect the brisket may have been leftover's from the previous day.
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.