Sunday, November 9, 2008

Dieter Brothers

LINDSAY: Dieter Brothers Restaurant
401 E Hwy 82

Lindsay, TX 76250


Open M-Thur 10:30-10, F-Sat 10:30-11, Sun 11-10

Just off of I-35, a big yellow billboard along Highway 82 let us know were headed towards Dieter Brothers Restaurant in tiny Lindsay, Texas, population 733. The menu is wide and varied with salads, steaks and pizza, but BBQ was the only thing on my mind. I ordered a two meat plate with sliced beef and pork ribs. The spare ribs were enormous, but all that meat came with a thick layer of poorly rendered fat. The rest of the meat was fatigued from being stored creating a tough exterior while the interior remained tender. The flavor of the meat good with smoky undertones. The brisket was better with lean slices of picture perfect meat with its rosy smokeline and black crust. The smokiness went deep into the meat, but there was little flavor complexity. Every slice was moist and pull-apart tender, and the accompanying sides were also delicious. Next time, I'll plan to drop by during a lunch rush rather than at 4:00 on a Sunday, and hope the freshly smoked meats don't look or taste so tired.

Rating ***
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This site is awesome! I can't believe how many different bbq joints you've sampled! Awesome!!


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.