Thursday, December 3, 2009

From Tha Heart

DENTON: From Tha Heart
702 S Elm St

Denton, TX 76201

Open M-Thur 10-2, F 10-8, Sat 12-8, Sun 12-5

Update: This joint is CLOSED.

2009: Open just a month, this joint is already becoming well known for its ribs and smoked burgers. On this visit they were out of both along with sliced brisket, so I had to settle for a duo of a hot link and chopped beef sandwiches.

Both sandwiches were served on unadorned buns and covered in a thick sauce sweet enough to go over ice cream. I wish I could have tasted the meat on its own because the sauce covered up any underlying flavors. The hot links had some detectable spice beneath all that sauce, and its texture was pleasing, but the sauce dominated here as well.

The meal was topped off by more sweets. I couldn't resist the sweet potato pie sitting in the case by the cash register, and it did not disappoint. The crust was buttery and the filling had a great depth of flavor from the spice mix, and the sweetness was pleasantly subdued. I'll be sure to grab another slice when I return to try the ribs, sliced brisket and smokey hamburgers, and I can give it a proper rating then.

- 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.