On the way down IH-35 to a conference in Austin, a collegue and I stopped into Miller's Smokehouse for dinner. We departed Dallas in the late afternoon, and raced the clock to get to Belton before their 6:30pm closing time. The traffic Gods smiled on us that day, and we arrived with a few minutes to spare.
The cashier is located near the kitchen, and we walked through the front dining room to get in line to place our order. In our rush, we failed to fully coordinate our order, and both ended up with a two-meat plate of "brisket and sausage".
We did, however, manage to order different side items and were able to taste the beans, potato salad, cole slaw, and green beans. The brisket on my plate was mostly lean slices with the bark trimmed away (In my haste, I had forgotten to request fatty/moist brisket). The brisket was smoky and tender, but because it was trimmed of fat and bark, many of my slices begged for the addition of sauce for both flavor and moisture/mouthfeel. My colleague, however, had scored more slices that were cut more from the "high" side with the bark intact. These slices were tender and tasty all by themselves.