Monday, August 8, 2011

Tour of Barbeques Galore

Every time I drive down Lovers Lane near the Tollway in Dallas, my head instinctively jerks to one side when I see 'Barbeque' in the sign, but alas no meats are smoking for me inside Barbeques Galore. I'd been inside a long while back to grab some replacement parts, but I wanted to refamiliarize myself with what they had to offer. Store Manager Bobby Coulson showed me around and understandably wanted to show off their handsome island grills and Porsche designed cooking units, but I was there to check out the smokers.

The Big Green Egg in S, M, L & XL (XL pictured)

Weber charcoal grill
w/ smoking baskets

Weber Smokey Mountain water smoker

Barbeques Galore has a carefully selected inventory of high quality smokers. The Big Green Egg (offered in multiple sizes) is the most popular smoker, but the Weber Smokey Mountain is a good entry model. The Weber charcoal grill can also be converted into a smoker by adding wood chips to the metal baskets inside. With the addition of a brand new offset smoker that's coming to stores soon, they'll be the one-stop-shop for that Saturday when you finally decide it's time to make your own ribs. Now if they just added a meat department...

Smoker price list:
Weber Smokey Mountain $399
Weber 26.75" charcoal grill $299
Globe Cafe Ceramic Grill $599
Big Green Egg Small - special order only
Big Green Egg Medium $609 (egg only)
Big Green Egg Large $1,199; includes shelf and cart, charcoal & starters
Big Green Egg Extra Large $1,299; includes shelf and cart, charcoal & starters

Fuel Options

Wood chunk price list

Smoking accessories

Sauces and rubs

One thing they are not short on is a selection of rubs and sauces. An entire wall in dedicated to wood and charcoal for smoking, and there's plenty of fancy thermometers and gadgets to take a little doubt out of your backyard smoking. Now, if I could just find someone to take that Big Green Egg on my Christmas list seriously.

- BBQ Snob


Doug Zedler said...

They used to sell offset smokers. That's where I got my Bar-B-Chef. It's a good little smoker!

bourgon said...

Didn't see oak or post oak on there. Any suggestions for Mid-cities/FW places that might carry that?

BBQ Snob said...

I was surprised to see the lack of oak too. Academy Stores generally have a decent wood selection.

Anonymous said...

Arnold Brothers Forest Products has an oak mix (some post oak)

201 N Beltline
Irving, TX 75061


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.