Monday, August 10, 2009

C&B Bar-B-Que

ALLEN: C&B Bar-B-Que
400 E Main St

Allen, TX 75002-2843


Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am - 7:30pm‎

Update: This joint is CLOSED.

2009: As I approached the front porch of C&B Barbecue, the distinct smell of wood smoke managed to cut through the post-thunderstorm humidity. I took this as a good omen. I’ll have to review my methods of divination as the meats that met me inside were largely a disappointment. The old stand-by two meat plate yielded little in distinctive flavor. The ribs were a bit tough and had a firm layer of fat just under the surface. Too much heat too fast had clearly kept any of the smoke I detected in the parking lot from penetrating. The brisket was cooked a little more gently and had a touch of moisture left. However, the flavor was straight-from-the-oven roast beef.

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PS: This is another spot that sports mannequins in rustic frontier or cowboy garb. So far, the most plausible theory I have come up with is that they are intended to serve as some sort of scarecrow warding off Yankees. I don’t think this will work. Some of the most atrocious, and I mean atrocious like war crime atrocity, examples of “country cute” hail from place like Pennsylvania and Connecticut. If anyone else has an insight into this phenomena, please let me know.
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Doug Zedler said...

You've got the same photo on this one as on your David's post.

BBQ Snob said...

Thanks Douglas. We've got it fixed now.

Matthew said...

We tried C&B when we first moved to Allen, thinking it would be a good "local" place. It was anything but. Couldn't agree with your assessment more. If you find really good BBQ in Collin County, let us know.

PM Summer said...

The mannequins aren't scarecrows aimed at keeping Yankees away. They are decoys meant to attract Yankees.

Meredith said...

Are you trying to pin country cute culture on the Pennsylvania Dutch???


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.