Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Roscoe's Smokehouse, Burleson, Texas

Sampled about 5 pm, 1/26/10

This place was started by some ex-North Main BBQ folks and as that is my favorite local joint I have been meaning to give them a try. Some of the current NMBBQ people work there during the week, so it's a friendly spin-off. I had a 2 meat plate which was about $12 with tea. The ribs are just as good as NMBBQ, which means they're as good as it gets, in my book. The ones I had today were just a tad dry but I still wish I had another bunch of them to scarf down. Same rub, same tenderness. The brisket was very moist and tender but not a lot of smoke flavor except around the smoke ring. They use the same sauce formula as NMBBQ which is a great spicy tomato sauce and it made for excellent dipping. The sides were average tater salad and beans but I enjoyed the nice slice of Texas toast.

On the plus side, the ribs here are as good as North Main, they have schooners of cold beer, and they are open 7 days a week 11-9, 11-10 on Fri and Sat! On the minus side, they don't have all you can eat for $12 and they're more than 2 miles from my house. Still, a good joint to sample if you're in Burleson looking for some Q.


  1. Thanks for the review. Sounds great, but, alas, a bit far from my house.

    Those crazy people at D Magazine send me a magazine every month, even though I never have subscribed to it. This month the cover article is all about BBQ in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, with the author's sixteen top BBQ joints reviewed. Have you seen it? I'll bring it on Friday, in case you haven't.

  2. Yup, I've seen it online and I actually had a copy at the station last Friday that someone had mailed me. I've eaten at 4 or 5 of those joints, now I need to try the rest!

  3. The wife and I went down to Houston on January 8, to do some business at the Korean Consulate there. On the way back, we pulled off in Huntsville to eat at the New Zion Baptist Church BBQ. We ate there once before, in April of '08, and it was great. Sorry to report that it is now closed, or at least it was on the day of our recent visit. Will try them again next time we're down that way.