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
Stoker's BBQ and Soul Food, Marshall, Texas 6/20/14
sampled about 4:30 pm 6/20/14
We passed this shack on the way to Ezell's and doubled back to give them a shot. We were greeted inside by two nice ladies who informed us they too were out of brisket and they only had about half a rack of ribs left. We could see them on the warming tray behind and they looked like nice ribs so we closed down their BBQ day at 4:30 pm. They still had lots of soul food options for following customers. We didn't ask, but best guess is this used to be Jay's BBQ, based by the inside wall art, which I just loved. Jay chasing some pigs with a hatchet, Jay bulldogging a steer wearing his chef's hat. I hope they leave that art up because it is just great. The ribs we had were pretty good, too. They had an awesome rub on the outside that gave a unique flavor to their ribs. They were just a bit chewy after sitting under the warming light but they still had good moisture and left a decent bite mark. Dang, I wish they had not run out of brisket. Scott can go to Ezell's if he wants, I'll go here.
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.