Saturday, August 17, 2019

Green's Texas Bar B Que, Euless

sampled 8/17/19

Scott came over to give Green's food truck a try and we had another fine meal from there.  We arrived about 20 minutes before opening and found ourselves first in line.  A lady joined us just before they opened, a bit early, at about 10:55 am.  By the time we left there were several folks in line and they had taken a call-in order, too.
The pork belly bites and brisket biscuits were outstanding.  The jalapeno cheese sausage was good, but I don't think it was quite as spicy as the last time I visited.  The brisket was a bit overcooked, but there was good smoke flavor in the perfectly rendered fat.  I skipped the baby backs this time as we still have spare ribs from our smoker in the fridge.  He does bottle his honey chipotle BBQ sauce so I grabbed some to try.  If it is the same as the sauce they serve with the meat it's more of a sweet sauce without much of a kick.  We shall investigate further!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Rib time

Smoked 8/8/19
St Louis style spare ribs are on sale this week for $1.99/lb and that means it is time to fire up our little bullet smoker again.  As usual, we had to chop the racks up a bit to fit in our little bullet.  Seasoned only with North Main BBQ All "N" 1 seasoning.
The 3 racks went on to the smoker for 4 hours, fueled with charcoal, oak and pecan from our yard, plus some macadamia shells!  A friend in Hawaii has been sending us some delicious macadamia nuts, still in the shell, and we saved the shells up for smoking.  They did great!
The meat trimmings came off first and made some dandy meat candy.  So dandy we ate half of it before I got around to taking a photo.
The ribs came off  40 minutes later and were delicious, but a bit tough in places.  We skipped the usual final step of wrapping in foil with another hour of low heat.  That probably would have softened them up a bit more, but we were ready to eat!  The smoke flavor was awesome.  The leftovers will warm up very nicely over the next few days.

Oh woe is Moe!

So it seems 2 of my favorite BBQ sauces are no longer available.  The original Dr Pepper BBQ sauce has gone away and North Main BBQ no longer bottles their 406 brand sauce.  I can still get all the North Main sauce I want, Friday-Sunday, but it is no longer available in bottles.  A sad day.  Fortunately, I have a few bottles of each squirreled away and a couple more in the fridge.
The only Dr Pepper sauce I can still find is Stubb's brand.  Sorry, it's not near as good as the original.
Oh woe is Moe.