...saying that labor costs can be held down by not having it cooked slowly over a wood fire by a sullen man with a squint was like saying that a symphony orchestra would be cheaper without the violins.

— Calvin Trillin

Feeding a Yen

dbarrow's Review of Railhead Smokehouse

  • Atmosphere: College hang out – cheap beer served in large schooners, very cold and a nice bar area. Lots of wood. Like the Coors Light sign with the longhorn blowing smoke out of his nostrils. Picture of Byron Nelson with Ben Hogan is a nice golf touch. Big Dogs Porch, State of Texas done in cow hide. Slim Pickens Choice Alfalfa Cubes. New building, with a clean exterior.
  • Brisket: Not cut the way I want, but otherwise no complaints, excellent.
  • Spare Rib: Excellent flavor and texture, this is the definition of a quality rib.
  • Sausage: Medium tough casing with an OK flavor.
Main Fare: 
8.5
Other Fare: 
8.2
Atmosphere: 
8