Friday, December 31, 2010

Old House BBQ

380 Lake Park Rd.

Lewisville, TX 75057


Open Daily 11-9

After the Hickory Pit closed at this location earlier this year I kept my eyes on it to see if a new joint would open in its place. As we traveled down I-35 I noticed the new sign, and made a quick Texas U-turn at the next exit much to my wife's chagrin. Upon entering the joint I first noticed the myriad side item choices on display. There was actually an option for fresh fruit which is unusual for your standard BBQ joint. The three-meat plate was reasonable, so I went for sausage, brisket and ribs.

Sausage was a cut above standard commercial sausages. It had decent smokiness, nice spice and a good snap. Ribs suffered from being heavily basted in sauce then being wrapped for storage. This created a baked-on sauce flavor along with way overcooked meat with little smokiness and no remaining crust. Dry brisket was on the other end of the moisture spectrum. It also had little smoke and little flavor other than roast beef. The meat was tender enough, but it just needed bolder flavors to be enjoyable without the sauce.

Rating **
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1 comment:

smokinronniesbbq said...

been there and agree 100%. tender but just had little to no flavor.


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.