Saturday, May 22, 2010

Backyard BBQ

DALLAS: Backyard BBQ
2234 Irving Blvd

Dallas, TX 5207


Open M-Sat 11-3

Update. This joint is CLOSED and will become The Slow Bone.

2010: The former BW's BBQ has reopened under the name Backyard BBQ. I'm not sure if the current ownership is related to the former, but the quality of 'cue is about the same, and that's average at best. A three meat plate came with pulled pork, sliced brisket and ribs. The green beans were the best item on the plate. They still had some firmness to them, and had great flavor. The loaded cheesy potatoes could have been used for home remodeling.

The brisket slices had decent flavor and bit of smoke, but the slices were so tough I could barely pull it apart with my hands. Ribs were well cooked, tender and moist, but again had little flavor with no smoke. The pulled pork was the abomination of the plate. The meat was so overcooked that it could have been remolded into playful shapes. The mass of meat tasted so old and it was more like eating decayed flesh. I spit out the first big bite and went searching for a decent lunch.

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1 comment:

jrd said...

BWs used to do in a pinch. Decent ribs and sauce with a hint of maple.

They had a booth at the State Fair for years featuring fried ribs. Not great, but how could you not try them? Wonder if they will still do the booth?


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.