Saturday, October 31, 2009

BBQ Headlines

Texas barbeque has been making headlines in the past month, especially in the Dallas area. Nancy Nichols got a conversation started asking folks to weigh in on their preference bewteen beef and pork ribs. In the readers' opinion, pork was the big winner, and I have to agree.

Texas Monthly's Pat Sharpe announced that the London Observer had placed Snow's BBQ at #10 in their list of the fifty best things to eat in the world...yes the world.

Andy Ivey over at Metroplex BBQ has gotten back into the game serving up two new reviews this week for Sonny Bryan's and Off the Bone in Dallas. We agree on Off the Bone, but he must have hit SB's on a great day.

The Dallas Observer has gome out their way to feature some good BBQ. A good review of the new guy, Dr. Bell's, in downtown was coupled with a profile of the owners of Smoke, although the article had little to say about 'cue. In their Best of Dallas edition, they liked Off the Bone much more than either Metroplex BBQ or the BBQ Snob. Then on Wednesday, they did a great profile of Corey Toney at CT's Real Deal Bar-B-Que along with some good pics. They ate some great 'cue and had a good conversation with Toney who's frustrated with South Dallas politics.

Altogether, BBQ is making some headlines.

- BBQ Snob

1 comment:

smokemasterone said...

Scrolling through the top 50 is giving me serious gastro-wanderlust.


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.