On the way down I-45 from DFW to Houston for the third annual Houston BBQ Festival, we made a couple of stops in Huntsville. One was closed, but Church BBQ was open and busy. I remarked last year that they had some excellent brisket when we passed through and that their price of just $10/lb was about as cheap as I had seen for brisket recently. Yes, they have gone up slightly, to $11.49, but the quality is still the same. I grabbed 2 pounds to go and Scott had a 2 meat plate with ribs and brisket. He was only able to finish half of his meal and had the rest for dinner later on. I was fasting in anticipation of 23 BBQ samples the next day but I did have to sneak a bite. My one bite had great moisture and smoke flavor and passed the pull apart test with flying colors. A wonderful reminder in these days of $20/pound (or more) brisket that there are still BBQ bargains to be had. I did not have a single bite of brisket in Houston that was as tasty as the one little sample I had in Huntsville. I shall enjoy the rest of those 2 pounds over the next few days!
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.