Friday, October 17, 2008

Wilson's Barbecue

FT. WORTH: Wilson's Barbecue
5633 Lovell Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-763-9482
Open Thur 11-6, F-Sat 11-8

Update: This joint is CLOSED.

Wilson's is a little place in what many previous reviewers have called a scary neighborhood. It's really not a bad area during the day when I visited, and this little place has plenty of charm thanks to the grateful host behind the counter. An incredibly friendly older lady took our to-go order, and I had a glass of iced tea while I waited. The tea was poured straight from a pitcher that resided in the cooler otherwise reserved for bottles of assorted soft drinks. When the glass got low, our host gladly refilled it with the lemony sweet concoction. We ordered a rib sandwich and a brisket sandwich. They both were served on white bread with gobs of sauce. I tried to scrape some of the sauce off to try the brisket, but the tender slices just started to tear apart, so I enjoyed a few of the tender smoky slices with the dark red sauce that complemented the meat very well. The crust was still evident, and the meat was well flavored. The ribs were also sauced, but they had not been basted with the sauce while cooking, so a good dark brown crust had already formed. The meat easily pulled from the bone with little effort, and all of the fat had been rendered to create delicious strips of tender, smoky pork. It's unfortunate that they don't allow their high quality meat to stand on its own, but ask for the sauce on the side if you drop in, and I'm sure the gracious host will accommodate you.

On another note, you may wonder why the last several reviews have lacked photos. Unfortunately my house was burglarized, and along with my laptop, my camera was taken along with all that beautiful BBQ footage.

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.