Friday, February 12, 2010

Original Porkies Barbeque

DALLAS: Original Porkies Barbeque
917 N Hampton Rd

Desoto, TX 75115


Open Daily 11-8

Update: This joint is CLOSED.

2010: A man in a pig costume welcomed customers to the parking lot. All the way in the back was the storefront of Porkies. Service was friendly in this cash only joint, and I walked out with a heap of food for a small price.

The sides were a bit bland, but to their credit, they hadn't added a ton of fat or sugar to the greens and beans. The meats were also nothing special. Brisket was dense and a bit chewy. The gray meat had little crust and no smokiness. There was little flavor at all, but a dip into their spicy sauce helped things a bit. Ribs had more flavor from a nice peppery rub, but this meat also lacked smokiness. The texture of the meat was pleasing, but the overall flavor was just lacking. Maybe the chopped beef sandwiches advertised on the sign held by that the pig costumed man were the way to go.

Rating **

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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.