Monday, June 22, 2009

Longoria's BBQ

EVERMAN: Longoria’s BBQ
100 Christopher
Everman, TX 76140


Open Tue-Sat 11-7

Update 2009: After sampling some Longoria's chopped beef and delectable brisket sausage at the Rahr Brewery tour, I knew I needed to get back soon. Besides, I was already out of the beef jerky that I picked up at the tour which is the best I've ever tasted (in addition to being a BBQ connoisseur, I'm also a jerky fanatic...bacon freak too). After a quick stop at Hickory Stick down the street, my sister and I headed over to Longoria's.

Feeling our oats, we opted for a three meat plate of sliced brisket, St. Louis style ribs and their famous brisket sausage. Also on the plate were unremarkable green beans and over-sweet potato salad. This being our fourth stop of the day, the sides were just unnecessary distractions anyway. Besides, with meat of this quality staring you in the face, we were firmly focused on the protein.

Tales of the all brisket sausage are told far and wide across the Metroplex, and it did not disappoint on this date. The coarse grind of the brisket held little filler and copious amounts of smoke. The lean sausage was bursting with beefy flavor surrounded by a casing with average snap. It was hard to stop popping those slices, but the other meats were getting jealous. A generous salty rub on the ribs still allowed a deep black crust to form. The tender meat beneath mixed with the well rendered fat to create a deeply smoky rib. The brisket slices were a bit more dry with less smoke, but these lean slices had a good crust and smokeline with a line of nicely rendered fat at the base of each slice. The only thing this meal was missing was a jerky chaser which we managed to down on the way back home despite our distended midsections. It may be a haul from Dallas, and even downtown Ft. Worth, but Longoria's is definitely worth the trip.

Rating ****

2006: Longoria's might sound familiar, and they'd like to make you believe that they're related in some way to the famous Eva, but they've made a name for themselves with unique menu items. The Longoria's are famous in the area for making brisket sausage and burgers made from smoked brisket. The brisket sausage was some of the best I've tasted. The casing had a great snap with a lean coarse grind. The smoke and black pepper provided powerful flavor. The brisket burger patties were just as powerful. The smoky robust flavor was excellent, and no fixin's were needed with all that taste. I can't give a rating for this joint until I go back to try their sliced beef and ribs, and I'm looking forward to it.
Longoria's BBQ on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

3rd Degree Berns said...

If you love jerky, I highly recommend the Maui jerky from Celestino's in Costa Mesa, California.

They have 8 or so flavors of jerky and if you order via phone, ask for Dennis. He'll send you samples of all the flavors if you place an order.

Great butchers.


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.