Friday, September 25, 2009

City Market & Roy's Guns - Schulenburg, Texas

sampled 9/25/09 about 1:15 pm

We had noticed this little joint on the way down to Halletsville and mentally marked it for a future visit. After Novosad's turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, I bugged Scott to pull in there on our way back north. I'm glad we did! Apparently they don't cook lots of BBQ here, it's mostly a meat market, but they had some brisket and some sausage left. I was a little hesitant when they warmed it up in a microwave, but on seeing the brisket it turned to optimism! Look at that killer smoke ring! A thing of beauty indeed!! The brisket was very tender and full of smoke flavor. Mighty nice. The sausage tasted for all the world like Ekrich from the grocery store. Strange considering their sausage is a specialty. Guess that's all they had left after 1 pm. The sauce was a nice mustard/tomato mix and a bit tangy. To make things even better, they had REAL Dr Pepper in the cooler. The one made with Imperial Pure Cane Sugar instead of corn syrup. How cool is that? I was sorry we missed out on the pork ribs and the good sausage, maybe next time, and there WILL be a next time, based just on that brisket! I never did see the guns inside, maybe they're in a back room or maybe they just come out when robbers appear. BBQ and guns make a nice combo, though. Catty corner across the street was an even better sign and a combo that might not be so good. Drive through liquor and guns! I love Texas!

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