Thursday, April 26, 2012
Miller's Smokehouse (Belton, TX)
This past Saturday, I drove an hour north to Belton for my first meal at Miller's Smokehouse, which sits a stone's throw from the town square, adjacent to the offices of the town's newspaper, The Belton Journal. I like BBQ better at lunch than dinner, but their Saturday hours are 4-9pm, so dinner it was. They were serving pork ribs that day, and I didn't pass on the chance to try them. Good call on my part. They were excellent. Maybe the biggest pork ribs I've had anywhere. Not tough, not dry. Peppery rub on the outside, moist, and nice smoke flavor. I did serious work on some paper towels. Also got a side of brisket. Tougher and not as moist, but in their defense, I asked for outside cuts that weren't too fatty. Smoke came through even more on the brisket, much more pronounced than at most places. Throughly enjoyed both sides: potato salad & buttered potatoes. Excellent service & very friendly, from owner to pitmaster to waitstaff. Only negatives are the odd hours & the fact that their iced tea is from a soda machine, not brewed fresh. I'll go back, for sure.