Monday, January 24, 2011

Texan Station

GRAPEVINE: Texan Station
1501 Gaylord Trl
Grapevine, TX 76051
Open Daily 11:00-1:30am

I'd never been to the Gaylord Texan, but my wife wanting to take our daughter to go see ICE, so I drove we drove out to Grapevine hungry. We needed some serious sustenance to weather the line that would be ahead of us just to see some frozen Peanuts characters. Texan Station looked like the least overpriced option at the Gaylord, and they had BBQ. Here goes nothing.

What arrived after ordering the $26 'Kitchen Sink' was a thrown together mess of meat and sauce with a wet nap. They piled it on to justify the ridiculous price tag for nothing more than a three meat plate, but quantity wasn't factored in. A few of the dried out brisket slices had a kick of smoke but they were mainly just roast beefy. As thinly sliced as they were, they couldn't help but be tender, but the staff much have a big brisket slicing party at the beginning of dinner service because these abused slices pulled from beneath the drowning sauce were terribly dry. Ribs were plenty moist with their 1/4 thick layer of sauce, but they tasted baked. Pulled pork was nondescript, and needed the sauce which wasn't half bad. It had a reserved level of sweetness and a good chipotle kick. Order it as a side with their crispy fries instead of bothering with this $26 monstrosity.

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1 comment:

DrillerAA09 said...

That just looks nasty.
I'll take Railroad BBQ any day.


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.