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
Hickory Fare BBQ, Tyler, Texas, 6/22/14
sampled about 11 am 6/22/14
This place was right down the street from the hotel we stayed at in Tyler and we passed it every day in our travels. It was one of the few joints to be open on Sunday so we saved it for our last day. Scott passed on this stop and I got the usual 3 meat plate. The brisket was roast beefy with no smoke flavor but decent tenderness and moisture. Ribs and sausage were average. A good average Q joint and on Sundays in East Texas you have to take what you can get.
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.