Sunday, August 17, 2008

OO Smokehouse

SHERMAN: OO Smokehouse
200 S. Montgomery
Sherman, TX 75090
Open M–Sat 11–7

Update: This joint is CLOSED.

2008: In a shack that serves to-go BBQ only, comes forth some of the best meat in the region. Orders are given at an outdoor window to the somewhat confused staff. That may be an unfair assessment, but this place has not been used to the level of business it had on this Saturday morning. At 10:55 (it opens at 11:00) there were already 4 cars haphazardly parked in the unmarked gravel lot waiting for their already called-in orders. I just waited by the window enjoying the smoky smell until my food arrived.

It took nearly 15 minutes to receive a simple 2-meat plate, but it was worth the wait. The ribs here were large and meaty. They had a nice crust, good tenderness, and the fat was well rendered. The flavor was excellent, but the smoke could have been more potent. The brisket came sauced, unfortunately. It had no crust or smoke line, and seemed to have no rub. However, the smoke flavor was still present. It was nicely tender moist, but more flavor was needed.

Rating ***

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kevin said...

Thanks for the review, feel free to come back for a meal anytime.

Anonymous said...

Out of business


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.