Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bill's Bar-B-Q

WHITE SETTLEMENT: Bill's Bar-B-Q 600 N Las Vegas Trl White Settlement, TX 76108 817-246-3961 Open M-F 10-8

The pictures tell the whole story here. I really wanted to like this joint after reading some good reviews online and seeing the mom 'n pop look of the place. In addition to BBQ, mexican food options are available, and let's hope it's their specialty. A large opening in the wall allows a look into the kitchen, and my eyes were stung before I was even able to take a bite. Right in front of me the "pit master" unfoiled a cold and gray half-slab of ribs, placed it in tupperware in order to bathe it in sauce before it reached the microwave to be further decimated.

I took a single bite of this baked meat and nearly spat it out after flashbacks of my school cafeteria. Brisket was at least edible. It's hard to screw up a cheap piece of meat that is well seasoned and sits for hours in a crock-pot. The cut may technically be brisket, but monchromatic roast beef is what shows up on the plate.

If BBQ is what you crave, then this place is not the destination. Head down the street to Soda Springs on Clifford, and thank me for steering you away.

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Unknown said...

Cut to the bone!

These are the reviews that prove you're not getting "full" of your increasing popularity.

DrillerAA said...

Why bother giving it even one star? It even looks nasty.

Unknown said...

well bills has been one of my favorite places since I was young, and their chop beef is the best in town, and unexpensiven not to mention, and fyi i heard worser things about sodaspring itself,ewww..but if you still want to try sodaspring fellow consumers, its on "Clifford St." not "Clifton". Fellow poster, get your info right next time you go snobbing on other places, thank you and enough said.

BBQ Snob said...

oscar - thanks for the correction on the street name. Bill's was still pretty awful when I tried it.


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.