Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Poor Daddy's Smokehouse

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS: Poor Daddy's Smokehouse
7509 Highway 26
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Open M-Sat 11-9

Formerly the Bar 3 Smokehouse, Poor Daddy's opened up less than a year ago down the street from Interstate Highway 820 northeast of Fort Worth. Myself and Smokemasterone were headed to a BBQ event in Fort Worth, so of course we needed to stop off for a pre-meal snack. We confirmed they were smoking with hickory, but the folks working weren't sure what kind of smoker. Though I couldn't make out the smoker brand through the slats into the smoker area, my tastebuds tell me that it was a gasser for sure (Correction. The owners informed me that they use a wood-fired Oyler. My taste buds failed me).

Sliced brisket was falling apart and dry. A bit of smoke was evident in the thin black crust, but the rest just tasted like poorly seasoned roast beef. Generous salt and black pepper seasoning on the ribs and a nice texture made them better than the brisket. Meat came cleanly from the bone and the well formed bark had a modicum of smokiness. Mac & cheese tasted like Stouffer's and the mashed version of the potato salad was at least memorable. I can't say as much for everything else.

Rating **

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thaks for the review. Wish we had put forth a better representation of what we sell. Usually our mac n cheese is real creamy. All of our sides are made fresh and using home made recipes. The pit is a Oyler and no gas has ever been used. Hopefully if we get another chance to have you swing by we will have our "A" game on. Thanks for the honest review and we hope to correct some of the things you experienced. We strive to put out a fresh good tasting product. Thanks again and hopefully we will get to see you again.
Dave and Charlie and Greg


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.