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crosen's Review of The Swinging Door

  • Beans: Chili Peppery beans
  • Sauce: Worchestershire based sauce with tang, spice & honey. Mmm!!!
  • Atmosphere: Tan Wood Barn. You pass a long bar as you walk in. Smoke Chimneys with pits on the right. Mounted animals on the walls.
    Owner is from A&M (I'll let it slide). They have their own brand of Root Beer (Swinging Door Root Beer).
  • Brisket: Great Bark, Great Pecan Flavor, Very Firm, Moist
  • Spare Rib: Great Peppery Crust, Tender, No Fat visible.
  • Coleslaw: Raisins added for sweetness, fresh tasting
  • Potato Salad: Eggy delight!
  • Overall: So damn solid, its scary!!!
  • Sausage: Meaty, firm, tasty, smoky delight!!!
Main Fare: 
8
Other Fare: 
8
Atmosphere: 
9.5