Thursday, May 13, 2010

BBQ Question

A reader wrote asking a question about a few long-gone BBQ joints in Denton, Texas. They don't sound familiar to me, so I'm throwing his question out to the masses.

"I attended North Texas State University (now UNT)in the early 1970's. I regularly ate at a bbq restaurant called the BBQ Barn which was housed in an A-frame building located at the intersection of Locust and Eagle streets. It was split down the middle with two doors, the left one for BBQ and the right one for hamburgers. The BBQ was so good I never ate a hamburger. They had a big sign where you placed your order which said 'TRIM ALL FAT' and they certainly did.

"The family that ran it also had another location under a different name
located near Texas Women's University on a side street between University
and Sherman streets.

"They went out of business long ago but I continue to wonder if the family
still sells bbq somewhere else?"

He would appreciate any assistance you can provide. Just comment below if you know anything about these two joints past or present.

- BBQ Snob


Meredith said...

Lolling at the meat question mark. . .

King Voodoo said...

Is that not the place that burned down that had all the pictures of musicians on the wall and celebs that had stopped in?

If so the family could never afford to reopen after it burned down.

Mallouf said...

The place was Underwoods, and I hear that they have a location around Houston. They had the best Rib Sauce ever.

The place that burned down was Steve's BBQ. One of the best BBQ joint I have ever been too. He tried a food truck, but the pit master EJ passed away a few years ago


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.