I would a whole lot rather you taste the flavor of the meat before you put anything on it. Taste the time and energy that went into it.

— Sam Jones

Whole Hog Extravaganza and BBQ MBA Event 2013 via eatocracy.cnn.com

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