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
Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ, Tyler, 6/19/14
sampled about 7 pm 6/19/14
After a quick shower to remove my afternoon fishing "stank", we moseyed down to Stanley's for our first big meal of the trip. It was a great start. This was our second visit to Stanley's but the first time we were able to have a sit down dinner. We had also eaten their food several times at various festivals, most recently the Pitmaster's Picnic in Dallas. I went for the 4 meat plate and enjoyed every bit of it as you can see from the photo below. I asked the guy at the cash register if they made their own hot links and he gave a great Beavis impersonation. "Uhhhhhhhhhh." So I stuck with the trinity and turkey. The brisket was overcooked and crumbly but still had plenty of moisture and smoke flavor. You just couldn't pick up a slice without it crumbling to pieces. The ribs were nice, well cooked, and left a textbook bite mark. Not much smoke flavor in the ribs but that was made up for by a nice sweet glaze. The sausage and turkey were average without much smoke flavor but moist and with good flavor.
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.