Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tredway's Bar-B-Q

CORINTH: Tredway's Bar-B-Q
3210 FM 2181

Corinth, TX 76201


Open Tues-Thur 11-7, F-Sat 11-8

A few Fridays ago, I pulled into Tredway's 10 minutes after closing time and left empty-handed. This time I made sure to get there earlier, but on Thursdays they close an hour earlier, so the 'Closed' sign was already out at 7:02. As I approached the window opened right up into this trailer, and a friendly woman asked for my order. They must have had a bevy of meat to sell since three customers after me also received an order of smoked meat. A large glass of fresh squeezed lemonade came alongside my three meat plate of brisket, ribs and sausage.

We were welcomed to sit at one of the picnic tables to enjoy the meal, even though dinner for my wife and daughter was from a Chick-fil-A bag. The sausage, most likely from Smokey Denmark's, was unremarkable with little smokey flavors from the wood fired pit. A mixture of pecan and oak is used to get that smokiness into the thick cut brisket. Well seasoned, tender and nicely moist, this was some good eating brisket and worth returning for. It's the ribs that folks seem to rave about, and the owner inquired how I liked them. I had to be honest that I preferred the brisket since the ribs were just so far beyond overcooked. The sauce soaked meat plopped off the bones into a fatty mess. It was awful to look at, but that meat was actually pretty good. There was a decent smokiness, and the sauce complemented the flavor of the meat well. Sides of buttery corn and canned green beans didn't live up to the meat, but that lemonade was satisfying.

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.