Friday, June 26, 2009

Posey Express BBQ

LITTLE ELM: Posey Express BBQ
1900 W FM 720

Little Elm, TX 75068


Open M-F 11-8

I really and truly wanted to love this place. After numerous recommendations, I made the long trek up to Little Elm. Tucked away in a hard-to-reach corner of the Metroplex sits this shack of a BBQ joint who's sign out front reads "Posey's Welding Shop and Posey's BBQ". A friendly older lady watches over the counter inside almost simultaneously taking orders from the drive-thru and from those in the tiny dining room. A handwritten sign above the trash directs customers to the restroom located in the welding shop. If I could judge a joint on charm and potential, this would get the highest rating yet.

But alas, the food is what must be judged. With great anticipation, I cracked the lid of the heavy styrofoam container to relish the spoils gained from this long anticipated moment. Forlorn, I stared into the abyss of brisket slices that closely resembled freshly tanned leather and sausage slices that had barely caught their breath from their liberation from plastic Sysco packaging. Ribs, only available on Fridays, were not included in this sad array.

Biting into the brisket gave the old mandibles a bit of a workout. Even roast beef flavor was fleeting in these strips of shredded slices more closely resembling jerky than fine smoked meat.

The sausage's most prominent flavor was salt, while the slices turned to instant mush in the mouth. Just a few minutes into my meal, my grand hopes had been defeated. I closed the lid, put on my seat belt and pulled out of the gravel parking lot. On the hour drive back to Dallas I tried to find something redeeming about this meal so I didn't have to hurt the pleasant proprietress's feelings, but only the sting of lost potential remained on the tongue.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a resident of Little Elm. Tried this place once (for the ribs) when we first moved here. Been that, done there.


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.