Sunday, April 10, 2011

C&C Trading Post BBQ

4095 S. US 287

Corsicana, TX 75109


Open M-Sat 7-7, Sun 8-3

The family was headed south for a ranch field trip where BBQ was being served. My wife's not a fan of smoked meat, and I wasn't looking forward to what I knew would be presliced and reheated brisket. We were in mutual agreement that a stop at The Diner in Corsicana would be in order. Chicken fried steak and burgers were what we were craving, but the bottom of the menu featured 'Trading Post' BBQ. I would soon learn that the Trading Post was just a few miles east of town on Highway 287.

Just as many customers were placing orders for live bait as those ordering BBQ. A few seats inside were mostly full of folks eating large burgers while I waited for my order of brisket and sausage. They were out of ribs at noon, or maybe they never had any. The lady working the counter was short on explanation, so I went to the well stocked cooler for some refreshment. Looking past my normal BBQ accompaniments of Dr. Pepper or Big Red to the bright azure glow of Big Blue.

I couldn't tell the difference between it and Big Red, so it went with the BBQ perfectly. The brisket was more chunked than sliced, and had heavy smoke. The meat was a bit dry, but the flavor was good. A dunk into their spicy sauce was the perfect compliment. The sausage was standard mass production grade stuff with high fat content and a very fine grind, but the flavor was heightened to an even enjoyable level by the heavy smoke that penetrated the skin. It may have even had too much smoke from the creosote induced numbness left on my tongue, but I kept eating anyway. The joint is certainly worth a stop. Let me know how the ribs are if you do.

Rating ***
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1 comment:

Don O. said...

When we were there they said ribs are Wednesday only.


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.