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
Longhorn BBQ, Big Sandy, Texas, 6/21/14
sampled 6/21/14 about 4:30 pm
This place is actually a few miles north of Big Sandy between there and Gilmer. Inside they had a wider variety of cowboy stars on the walls than usual, with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Hoppy, and more joining the usual John Wayne displays. I went for the 2 meat plate with ribs and brisket and was pleasantly surprised by the quality that late in the day. The ribs were excellent with good moisture and tenderness. I think these were some of the best ribs on the trip. The brisket was a bit crumbly with no smoke flavor. Tater salad was a bit better than average.
We didn't ask around (we never do) but it appeared theses folks are regulars on the competition BBQ circuit. I liked their trailer.
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.