Sunday, February 8, 2009

Crown's Bar-B-Que

GRAND PRAIRIE: Crown's Bar-B-Que
1902 W E Roberts Dr.

Grand Prairie, TX 75051


Open Sun-Thur 11-3, F-Sat 11-5

Crown's os a small joint that serves mostly to go orders. A severely yellowed article about the joint hung from the wall along with random business cards. The three ladies who run Crown's seemed almost annoyed that I was there ordering. Things got off to a bad start when I ordered ribs, and quickly learned that they don't serve ribs. Instead, I ordered a sliced beef sandwich and a pig-in-a-blanket which consisted of a sauced hot link wrapped in Texas toast. It was the perfect balance of bread, sauce and wonderfully juicy sausage. The link had great spice and a great casing. The brisket was not nearly as pleasing with a scant crust, no smoke line and little smokiness. The beef was moist with well rendered fat, but the resulting texture was chewy, and the meat was missing the robust flavor that I crave.

Rating **
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1 comment:

silvercuellar3 said...

Those three old ladies treated me the same way, only when I was there, one of them held the brisket with her bare hands as she cut slices off of it for my plate. I felt nauseated and left immediately.


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.