Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ole School BBQ

DALLAS: Ole School BBQ
9630 Lake June Road

Dallas, TX 75217


Open M 12-8, Tues-Thur 11-8, F-Sat 11-9

The sauce here is good, and probably homemade by the owner/ operators. The husband and wife team of Greg and Janet Clark are happy to serve you. They no longer have to tend to their second location in South Dallas which closed earlier this year due to slow traffic. Back to that sauce, it's deep red in color with plenty of sweetness that is twinged with vinegar. Luckily it's good because it covers every square millimeter of meat.

A side of black eyed peas were some of the best I've had anywhere. They were stewed very soft with plenty of smoked pork creating a gravy, great for dipping the crispy okra into. Brisket lacked smokiness and was a bit undercooked. Gobs of unrendered fat clung to each slice, but the meat in between was nicely seasoned and plenty moist. Ribs were better in the smoke department, but were a bit dry and chewy. Again, they were nicely seasoned, but both meats really rely on the sauce for flavor. I'm thinking a meal of those black eyed peas and a chopped beef sandwich might be the ticket here.

Rating **
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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.