Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Peete Mesquite BBQ

MARBLE FALLS: Peete Mesquite BBQ
2407 Us Highway 281

Marble Falls, TX 78654


Open Tues-Sat 10:30-7

After a wholly disappointing day on the search for 'cue, we had second thoughts of even stopping here knowing we would not be able to tolerate anymore bad BBQ. The drive-thru was open, but we went inside to check out the digs instead. A small dining room looks right into the open kitchen where several ladies share the duties as they banter back and forth. Ribs (which they're known for) were gone for the day, so we settled for brisket, sausage and pulled pork.

Brisket was good and smoky. The meat had great texture, moisture and good overall flavor. It was a real savior at the end of this day-long drought. Sausage was also a good effort. The medium grind meat married well with the aggressive spices and a good snap. Sauce drenched pulled pork tasted of sloppy joe, and really had nothing more than the one note flavor from the sauce. Not much smoke was evident, and there was no variation in texture after that bath. On the next drive down 281, I'll just head straight for Peete Mesquite. Maybe I'll make it there before the ribs sell out.

Rating ***
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

First the pulled pork doesn't taste like sloppy joes, and it is great over there baked potatos. Also, my favorite is there smoked turkey, melts in your mouth!


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.