Monday, January 31, 2011

BBQ Snob Mentioned in NYT

Sam Sifton of the New York Times was in Dallas last week, and he asked the locals for their food recommendations. I threw my barbecue choices into the ring, and he seemed to listen. After a few tweets, it was evident that he'd made it to Mac's Bar-B-Que on the outskirts of Deep Ellum. He sampled nearly every meat and loved every bite. The full article featuring all of his eats in North Texas will be in tomorrow morning's paper, but you can check it out online now. Check the last few paragraphs on the first page to catch his views on DFW BBQ. I can agree with most of it, especially the choice to feature an independent pitmaster who does it the right way. What do you think?

- BBQ Snob


Drew Thornley said...

Basically, I just think you're the man.

Scott--DFW said...

It's to his credit that he heeded the advice of the foremost expert on DFW barbecue.

Don O. said...

Amen and amen! We may all be BBQ preachers, but you're the Pope!

Donna said...

DFW has gotten a lot of national attention b/c of the Superbowl. Glad you got to be part of the action!

Anonymous said...

Two paragraphs of praise on Mac's...well deserved and kudos to the BBQ Snob for getting the NYTs to try it.



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.