There's not much point in complaining about high-tech barbecue. It serves a purpose, and it's here to stay. And no doubt the quality of it will keep on improving. But as the old barbecue joints slowly disappear, each one that remains becomes a bigger treasure.

— Robb Walsh

The Art of Smoke, originally published in The Houston Press

Smoke Daddy's Review of Lazy J Bar-B-Que

Joint: 

<<Update: Looks like this joint has received a significant facelift... possible change in ownership?  Hope the physical changes are mirrored in the food operations!>>

MAIN FARE:Lazy J Spread

  • Brisket - Where's the smoke? Pot-roast consistency... its been slow-cooking in the oven for quite a while.
  • Spare Rib - Tender... but where's the FLAVOR?
  • Sausage - Nothing special here.
  • Pork Chop: The first chop on the tour draws initial excitement... but we're disappointed with the skinny, boneless version of a 'pork chop' served here. Leaves me flat.

OTHER FARE:

Lazy J Case

  • Potato Salad - creamy. soft taters, but still very bland.
  • Beans - good texture, nice flavor. The beans may be the best thing here!

ATMOSPHERE:

  • Nice looking joint; We pull up out front just before an outer band of 'Claudette' blows through.
  • Very sturdy furniture.
  • All women crew working behind the counter...Lazy J Pit
  • Nice folks with a Southern Pride gas cooker... however, there was no wood in this oven during our tour.
  • We look longingly across the way at Cow Camp BBQ (not open on Wednesday), and wonder if we've chosen wisely.

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Main Fare: 
5
Other Fare: 
6
Atmosphere: 
6