Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pappy’s Bar-B-Q

MONAHANS: Pappy's Bar-B-Q
1901 South Stockton Ave.
Monahans, TX 79756
Open M-Sat 11-8

If it's been a long day of poor quality smoked meat, then I start ordering dessert. If the meat is bad, then the sweet stuff is usually pretty good. I watched the knife man cut the brisket and it looked tough and springy, so I added a slice of chocolate cake to the order.

Beans were unseasoned and the slaw was a wet mess. A hot link was little more than a spicy hot dog. Brisket had a nice looking crust, but the meat had no flavor outside of the crust, and it was dry to boot. The ribs also had a nice bark, but the only flavor was salt. They had not smoke and were also tough. At least we had the chocolate cake, but one bite into the dry cake and I knew it came from a nearby grocery store. They couldn't even redeem themselves with the dessert.

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Unknown said...

Your experience was similar to mine. I am not sure why anyone would eat at Pappy's. Dry, flavorless, smokeless meat does not good BBQ make - even in Monahans. How could Texas Monthly give this place four stars???

Anonymous said...

I would have bet good money that the brisket was finished in an oven here.


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.