When I'm trying new barbecue, I always try to find that good thing to say. But sometimes, the best I can do is say, 'Well, they've got good rolls' or 'They got good ice tea.' Anyone in the know will understand what that means.

— Mike Mills

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

dbarrow2's Review of Brians BBQ

Joint: 
  • Atmosphere: Located off of Main Street in the thriving metropolis of Clute, TX. The mosquito festival is held here annually.
    The giant bull buffalo head underneath the old Texas and American flags is duly noted.
  • Overall: The only thing lacking on all of the meat is spice.
    I have eaten at Brian's many times when I used to wine and dine the guys from Dow. Nothing but the best for my customers.
  • Spare Rib: The ribs have a nice gentle rub with not too much of anything.
  • Sausage: Sausage has a nice juicy touch to eat with just a hint of pepper.
  • Sauce: Sauce is nice sweet and thick with cracked black pepper and a hint of vinegar the way I like it.
  • Quotable: Texas ain't no place for amateurs!
    Don’t try to teach a pig to sing. It wasted your time and annoys the pig.
    If mama ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy.
  • Potato Salad: The first mashed potato salad on this year’s tour. I like it much better then the standard chunks of potato. It had a good flavor of relish with a nice blend of mustard.
  • Pork: Sliced pork is very tender with the melt in your mouth feeeling giving you that ooooh so good sensation.
  • Brisket: The lean brisket is pretty darn good. It has a very consistent texture with just the right amount of smoky flavor.
  • Coleslaw: Coleslaw was decent very nicely chopped.
Main Fare: 
7.5
Other Fare: 
7.6
Atmosphere: 
8