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ssweeney's Review of Leons BarBQ | "Show us your pits"

He was a wise man who invented beer.

— Plato

ssweeney's Review of Leons BarBQ

Joint: 
  • Sides: Beans - smoked overnight on the pit; sweet & soft... almost a mush, but a GOOD mush! Slaw - very good; vinegar and a little spice; creamy.
  • Atmosphere: History of around 30 years. They make everthing from scratch in this place; use inside round instead of brisket; and pork tenderloin rather than boston butt. They 'don't compete on cost'.
  • Spare Rib: Finally some spice in the rub! Nice. Good hickory smoke mingled with spice. Pulls off the bone with a tug... not quite melting in my mouth, but a darn good rib!
  • Pork Loin: Sliced very thin... dries out quickly, so it was a little dry. Good, but hard to judge on this samle. Got a thicker slice and it was mo' better.
  • Beef: Again, dry b/c of the slice; good meat - not fatty at all; good flavor. Texture suffers b/c of the way its cut; Its a roast - not marbled with enough fat for my preference...
  • Atmosphere: This joint was recommended by serveral sources while in Shreveport, so we felt compelled to check it out before leaving town. It was the first non-Texas barbecue included on any BBQ Tour... and for the most part, lived up to the hype.
  • Minus: The meat was sliced thin for Po-Boy sandwiches (their specialty). Using our method of evaluation, the meat dried out quickly. Our recommenation: order the Po-Boy... we wish we did.
  • Plus: Donut Palace was right next door... We reaped the benefit of their generosity (and scored a free box of donuts for the road trip! Thanks!!!
  • Hot Link: Nice - Pork/Beef mix; Great meaty flavor without being too greasy. Nice spice on finish.
Main Fare: 
6.7
Other Fare: 
8
Atmosphere: 
7.5