Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cowtown Bar-B-Q

FT. WORTH: Cowtown Bar-B-Q
900 Highway 183

Fort Worth, TX 76114


Open Sun-Thur 11-4ish, F- Sat 11-8ish

Inside the Ridgmar Farmers Market in Fort Worth sits a long white counter loaded with fresh sides and desserts. One thing they don't display is the meat. It's wrapped up in plastic wrap in the warmer. I was on a BBQ blitzkrieg, so I was just here for the meat. I ordered up a sliced brisket sandwich and a rib sandwich.

While the meat doesn't look putrid in the picture, the taste was nothing to savor. An acidic flavor reminiscent of vomit aftertaste permeated the dry almost flaky slices of brisket. Ribs were mushy and nearly flavorless. The texture had no chance with the storage methods, but the buns were warm, crispy and buttery. I'm afraid I won't have a next time to enjoy the nice buns.

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bourgon said...

The annoying part is that for a few months, Deer Creek BBQ was located there, and had outstanding food. Alas, no longer there, and I remember the owner of the market saying that Deer Creek didn't know how to make "proper" BBQ. :(

izzy3rd said...

I can tell you the "Tex-Mex" is nothing short of awful as well. It appears they can do neither food that's so prominently listed on the signage.

I'll be trying Woody Creek which is located across the road tomorrow.


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.