I'm not saying that I haven't found spectacular plates of barbecue during my travels. I have. But the standouts were few and far between, and all of 'em at places that still cook exclusively with wood.

— Jim Shahin

Austin Chronicle

ssweeney's Review of Angelos

Tour: 
Joint: 
  • Potato Salad: 'Pimento-Based' potato salad. Mushed-style. Good.
  • Coleslaw: Fresh with good crunch. Slightly sweet, but needs some spice. Bland but OK.
  • Sauce: Light sauce; good flavor. Doesn't cover or hide the flavors in the meat. Goes well with both beef & pork. The way a sauce should be made.
  • Beans: Good pinto-based beans. I like the texture, consistency, & spice... Very nice!
  • Cheese: Chunk-o-Cheddar always rates high in my book!
  • Sausage: Polish - Loose pack; good spices... I like this sausage! Maybe a little tough on the casing today, otherwise a fine offering.
  • Spare Rib: I got a short rib. Meat is flavorful & rich. I'm gnawing the meat off the knuckles...
  • Brisket: Its darn good... but not Angelo's best day. Chunky & moist as usual -- but chewy on the finish.
  • Atmosphere: Well, it's Angelo's! Great place; Love it! Has proper 'mood lighting' according to Wildman. Lots of dead animals on display. Good pit setup; using hickory. And, of course, $1.95 ice-cold schooners of tap brews!
Main Fare: 
6.5
Other Fare: 
7.4
Atmosphere: 
9