Sampled June 19-22, 2014
I added this trip onto one of my many Lake Fork fishing trips so I had to pick up Scott at the Amtrack station in Mineola at 5:15 on Thursday, June 19. The train was 45 minutes late, but it was just a short trip down the highway to our base in Tyler for the next 3 nights. That required a bit more driving than moving around, but it also meant I did not have to load and unload my fishing stuff multiple times. We carried around a cooler for leftovers and stored them in the mini-fridge overnight. I think we each came home with about 5 pounds of meat.
Scott's goal is to try to eat at all 50 of the recent Texas Monthly picks. Mine is less ambitious, I just want to eat a lot of good BBQ and try every spot we come across on our travels.
What follows is a joint by joint travelogue with lots and lots of pictures. As always, you can click on any photo for a larger view.
Monday, June 23, 2014
sampled around 11:45 am, 6/22/14
sampled about 11 am 6/22/14
sampled about 5:45 pm, 6/21/14
sampled 6/21/14 about 5:15 pm
sampled 6/21/14 about 4:30 pm
We found Rod's BBQ and Sekula's BBQ and country store MIA along 64 in Canton. Rod's has been replaced by a cajun restaurant. DJ's BBQ we found had moved up on the east side of hwy 19 between I-20 and the First Monday parking area. It was not open when we were there on a Saturday, so I assume they are just open on First Monday weekends.
sampled 6/21/14 about 3:30 pm
sampled 6/21/14 about 12:30 pm
sampled 6/21/14 about noon
sampled 6/21/14 about 11 am
This joint is now Chick's BBQ and has new owners.
sampled about 6 pm, 6/20/14