Monday, October 5, 2009

Kenneth's True Pit Bar-B-Q

FT. WORTH: Kenneth's True Pit Bar-B-Q
4645 Dick Price Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76140
Open M-Sat 11-8

A oddly picturesque drive through heavily wooded areas, gravel pits and a landfill. It seems to be the only food option in the somewhat remote area of southeast Fort Worth known as Kennedale. Business was less than brisk on a Saturday at lunch time when SM1 and I shared some of their smoked meat.

It was all-you-can-eat ribs day, but we opted for two meat plate of ribs and sliced brisket along with a sausage sandwich and a couple of cold Dr. Peppers. The sausage was standard Eckrich fare, but was well smoked for decent flavor. The brisket and ribs arrived sauced with a wan sauce that offered little to the flavorless meats. Both brisket and ribs were plenty (maybe overly) tender and very moist from well rendered fat. What they both lacked was smokiness and overall flavor. The brisket even lacked a simple roast beefyness, and the barkless ribs had little pork flavor. The rating of two stars is given simply because it's doubtful most folks will find themselves in the neighborhood, and if you are, there are few other options.

Rating **
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1 comment:

MichelinGuideSnob said...

I could never consider Kenneth's in the same realm as an Angelo's (Fort Worth), the review did not mention his signature meat--"Oklahoma Round Steak" (smoked BBQ bologna). I know this site judges on the essence of Texas 'Cue...but this is a home run course.

Also, I do believe this joint has declined as Kenneth as aged.

Try the bologna!!!


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.