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
Pat Gee's BBQ, near Tyler , Texas 6/22/14
sampled around 11:45 am, 6/22/14
This joint won the prize for funkiness and I felt it was the perfect BBQ juke joint. All they needed was some Elmore James on the jukebox, but there was no jukebox. The pit room was adjacent to the dining area so anytime they went to get meat the place was flooded with smoke. It smelled like BBQ in there.
I got a 3 meat plate with hot link and found the brisket to be very tough and chewy. The ribs were better and had decent smoke flavor. With all the smoke in the dining room I bet my shoes had good smoke flavor, too. The hot link had been cooked to crispy and was excellent. Just the way I like 'em. Just enough spice and a crispy crust on the outside. My food picture here was not too good. My camera was probably confused by the smoke.
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.