Thursday, November 19, 2009

Smoke in the News

Smoke in Dallas has just had three major reviews come out in the past week. In addition to FGCBBQ's review earlier this week, Dave Faries from the Dallas Observer and Leslie Brenner from the Dallas Morning news turned in their opinions on consecutive days.

Mr. Faries focused more on the 'cue in his review, but gave few opinions on anything but a dry biscuit and overdone scallops. I guess the BBQ was decent in his opinion.

Leslie Brenner loved those same scallops, but hated the duck confit. Her opinion of the BBQ was a good one, but being from LA, this is probably the first real Texas 'cue she's ever reviewed. I'll agree with her positive take on the ham and the pulled pork, but the brisket has not been up to snuff on any of my visits.

- BBQ Snob

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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.