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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Red Dome Smokehouse and Steak Pit, Quitman, Texas
I noticed this new BBQ joint opened up in Quitman a few months back, but didn't get a chance to stop by til this week. On heading inside I found a chalk board showing today's menu. No BBQ was to be seen. I inquired if they had brisket today and was answered in the affirmative so I took a booth and menu. There are a lot of other items on their menu and BBQ is off to the right side. I settled for a 2 meat plate with brisket and pork ribs with 2 sides.
The baby backs were tender and moist but no smoke flavor. The brisket was overcooked and sliced very thin. When I tried to pick up a piece it fell apart. Every scrap of fat had been trimmed away. It had that roast beefy taste that required sauce. There was zero smoke flavor. The sauce was a commercial type with heavy vinegar taste and helped the meat along.
I think this is a mostly non-BBQ joint and despite the "Smokehouse" in the name I didn't find any smoke flavor in their BBQ. It's a good average Texas BBQ joint with lots of other options.
There is now a second location in Grand Saline.
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.