Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blowin' Smoke 003 - Planet Terror

I recently viewed the special edition DVD of Grindhouse featuring Planet Terror and Death Proof. I was pleased to see Texas BBQ featured so prominently in the Planet Terror half of this double feature. The Bone Shack serves as a the setting for a good chunk of the movie, but is finally destroyed in one of the movie's many over-the-top explosions. The joint's owner is J.T. who is working on his competition sauce recipe throughout the movie. The recipe is only perfected after he tries a taste of the sauce after a zombie attack where some of his own blood gets into the sauce. While the premise is as ridiculous as the rest of the movie, I still give the writers credit for using such a quintessential Texas theme. The sign (below) rocks as well. Instead of interrupting the business of a functioning restaurant, the historic Zedler Mills outside of Luling, Texas were used as the setting of The Bone Shack.

I got a chance to visit the abandoned mill last time I was in Luling, and just happened to be wearing an appropriate t-shirt.

- BBQ Snob

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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.