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ssweeney's Review of Risckys Original Barbecue | "Show us your pits"

Just like Moses and his people wandered the desert, I've been traveling the back roads of this country on my own journey to the Barbecue Promised Land.  I'd have taken better notes had I known I'd be writing a book.

— Mike Mills

Peace, Love, and Barbecue

ssweeney's Review of Risckys Original Barbecue

Tour: 
  • Atmosphere: Original location. Grocery/Antiques/BBQ. Lady at the grocery counter says we've found the best 'Q in Fort Worth. Separate food & beverage counters, with a single cashier at the end of the line. Picnic-style tables run through the middle of the joint. Picture of the Tyler Rose found in the bric-a-brac while waiting in line.
  • Spare Rib: Great flavor. Flat rib is a bit tough. Bark is good - salt and pepper rub. The meat is rich and good.
  • Sides: Pea Salad - Fresh, with chunks of cheddar. Fresh veggies with a crunch. This may be their best side item today
  • Atmosphere: X-Mas sauce is good on the bologna. Contains cinnamon and nutmeg? K-Dog says: 'You could drink this in a cup.' Like wassail.
  • Plus: This location cooks and distributes BBQ to the other Riscky's stores. Yet another reason to always visit the the original location!
  • Coleslaw: Crunchy. Chopped-style leaf, with a thin mayo-based sauce. Fairly bland.
  • Beans: They still have just a little crunch to them. Mild - not much spice. A bit bland for my taste.
  • Hot Link: Doesn't seem to have much of a meaty flavor, but its got a nice spice.
  • Bologna: Automagically sauced with a 'X-Mas' sauce containing spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Weird, but it works well with the bologna.
  • Sausage: Buttery. Hillshire Farms or Eckrich? (Like Baker's Rib). OK on spice, but a little too salty for my taste. Meat flavor leaves me a bit empty.
  • Brisket: Brisket Rules! Tender, smokey, with a little fat on top. Not falling apart, but close. It is moist enough, but I wouldn't call it juicy. Excellent.
  • Potato Salad: Yellow. Somewhat of a 'mushed' potato salad. Good mustard flavor. I like it.
Main Fare: 
6
Other Fare: 
5.8
Atmosphere: 
8