When you're driving around, dont forget to keep your eyes open. You never know when you might happen upon a shade-tree barbecue stand or a little shack that nobody's ever heard of -- with the best smoked meat in creation.

— Robb Walsh

Legends of Texas Barbecue

bkarau's Review of The Swinging Door

  • Atmosphere: Looks like a joint. Multiple smokestacks. Pecan grove across street. Gravel lot. Ramshackle building with slab floor. Swinging door root beer. BUT: Quaint stagecoach sign, table service, plates, and large aTm signs everywhere
  • Sauce: Worsterchire, Boyardee, and cayenne
  • Beans: Pintos: Ranch style. Large onion chunks
  • Coleslaw: Raisins. Bland
  • Potato Salad: Very eggy with too much mayo
  • Sausage: Bland and moderate. Good texture
  • Spare Rib: Overcooked. Great bark, though
  • Brisket: Great bark, good flavor and ring. Firm and moist, but not too tender. A bit too tough
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