Thursday, February 5, 2009

Two Podners

DALLAS: Two Podners
1441 Robert B. Cullum Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75210
Open M-Sat 11-9:45, Sun 11-8

The sign outside reads "Bar-B-Que & Seafood", but soulfood is really the king here with a BBQ being a mere afterthought. At 12:05 on a Wednesday afternoon, I ordered ribs and sliced brisket, but the ribs weren't ready, so I opted for sausage. The plate came with cornbread and three hefty sides, of which I chose greens, cabbage and yams. They were all excellent. Most other diners were eating a selection from the soul food options which I'll try next time since the BBQ was so disappointing. The sausage was a fatty grocery store grade with a mushy texture. The beef looked and tasted like fatty shoe leather. Some slices were entire slabs of unrendered fat, and those slices with meat were equivalent to boiled chuck roast. Not even the cloyingly sweet sauce could save it. Do yourself a favor, and skip the BBQ here, but definitely come for the other offerings.

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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.