Sunday, August 17, 2008

The BBQ Joint

AUBREY: The Bbq Joint
101 N Highway 377
Aubrey, TX, 76227
Open M-W 11-3, Thur-F 11-8

This joint is located on a stretch of highway usually passed by Dallasites on their way to a more storied joint up the road in Tioga. Those folks might want to save few miles, and make a stop in Aubrey to try this place. It's is a family run joint with a young couple sharing all counter and kitchen duties with their toddler running around entertaining diners. A customer at the counter guaranteed this family served the best burgers around. Placards on the table from a local meat market explain cuts of beef and pork and described where they are located on the respective steer and hog. I opted for the rib and brisket region. The ribs had a dark brown crust with no smoke line. The meat still had a nice smoky flavor, was tender and moist with well rendered fat. A pepper rub added nice flavor. The brisket looked as if it would fall flat, but turned out to be the better meat. With no crust or smoke line, there was still a good smoke flavor throughout. Although it was near closing time, the meat was still moist and tender, and it had great flavor. I also tried a hot link not made in-house. It had good spice, but tasted a little like bologna. My next time up 377, I'll make an early stop to try the rest of the menu.

Rating ***

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Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.