Saturday, October 31, 2009

Butterfinger Brisket

In honor of the Halloween candy that kids will take from strangers this weekend, check out this sugary twist on Texas beef.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Reader Review: McBee’s Bar-B-Que & Country Cooking (Pleasanton, Texas)

Reviewed by: James K. Merriman (Mesquite, Texas)

Let me start out with I am the self proclaimed BBQ king. I have 45 years experience cooking on and with everything you can imagine and then some. I and my 86 year old stepmother went to try the BBQ at McBee’s in Pleasanton, Texas. Upon seeing the outside it looks and is very charming and warm. The smokers are outside in a court yard and you can view what is going on at all times. The inside is pretty much like all BBQ places except in south Texas they try to put southern hospitality in all they do. We each ordered the three meat combo, yea my little stepmother weighs 92lbs and can eat with the best of them. The sausage was dry, tasty but to dry. The brisket was good, good smoke ring, tender and good flavor. The ribs were very good well prepared, tender with good rib flavor. The sauce was just a little thin but flavorful. All in all I give it a B+. They don't serve beer and that is a negative, but livable, try it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New feature unveiled tomorrow morning: "Reader Reviews"

Tomorrow morning will be the first installment of a new blog feature. "Reader Reviews" will feature the reviews, scores, pics, etc. of some of our readers' visits to BBQ joints around the state. If you're feeling a little wild and crazy, email us:

Sausage-factory tour