Monday, May 16, 2011

BBQ in the News

You may have heard that Leslie Brenner of the Dallas Morning News is not a fan of Lockhart Smokehouse. She gave it a single star in a recent review, and the folks at LS responded with a few choice specials on the day the review came out in the paper. I went for lunch the day before to enjoy some great brisket and the best rib I've had there since it opened.

I also picked up some of their Rib Jam, which was also enjoyed by CraveDFW. This concoction of rib ends, brown sugar, blackberries and spices was great spread on a cracker, and even better on a breakfast taco the next morning.

Outside of town, Buzzie's BBQ in Kerrville is expanding. After winning best brisket in the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival people's choice award, they'll open a location in Houston soon.

Gustavo Arellano laughs at us Texans for our excitement over In-N-Out burger since California was so quick to run Dickey's out of the state. I'll save any negative Dickey's comments a rest on this day given the sad news from the weekend.

Travis (TD) Dickey Jr., son of Dickey's founder, passed away . TD has run Dickey's with his brother Roland since the 60's, and he'll be missed by the BBQ community.

- 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.