Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mom's BBQ

1509 Evans Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Open M-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-6

Update: This joint is CLOSED.

2008: Mom's is in a newer brick building with a small footprint. Five or six small tables sit in front of a large counter where orders are taken. I was the only customer at 1:30 on a Friday, and I ordered a sliced brisket sandwich and two pork ribs. The large spare ribs arrived unsauced with a heap of sliced beef on top. Three slices of white bread for the "sandwich" sat longingly on the side. The brisket was fatty and slightly tough, and needed more time in the smoker. The crust was immature but had decent flavor. The overall taste was good, but it needed more smoke. The ribs were also tough with gobs of unrendered fat. The meat had a poorly formed crust with fleeting smoke flavor. The rib meat was average. For a joint that gets a lot of praise from locals, I was expecting more, but this may have been an off day.

Rating **

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Shane Stephens said...

Not a local who is giving it praise but I was curious if you guys had planned a return visit to Mom's. I have been reading about it on Yelp and other sources. I was planning on making the trip from Lewisville but valued your opinion. I will wait until you guys give it a second shot.

BBQ Snob said...

Shane - I did not have a definite plan to go back anytime soon. You could always hit Mama E's just north if you're not satisfied. I think many of Yelpers are just so giddy that they made it to big bad south Fort Worth, that they've elevated the experience in their heads. I'll try and stop by again if I'm in the neighborhood.


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.