Adventures in Texas barbecue. Want to stop the swine flu? Barbecue a pig! And remember, lettuce or spinach can kill you.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
West End Cafe, Taylor, Texas 8/22/13
sampled about 12:30 pm
On the way into Taylor to visit Mr Vencil we spied this joint on the west side of town. On the way back to the Pickle Parkway we stopped for a sample. There are sort of two big rooms here, one in the back with a pool table, and a small dining room up front with the counter. A friendly lady took our order for one plate of brisket and ribs and she offered to split our single plate for us to share. When the food arrived we had more than one plate full of food on two plates. Ribs and brisket were both undercooked and more than a little chewy. There was no smoke flavor in anything. Sides were average. Another average joint with a better than average exterior.
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.