Monday, December 30, 2013
Amber and I were still in Houston. The Justin Timberlake show the night before was awesome. In case you guys wanted to know, I am a fan now. We had tried Gatlin's BBQ the day before and were in search of another BBQ place. I heard Killen's BBQ was really good, but today was Friday, and they are only open on the weekends. We again chose another restaurant off the Texas Monthly list. Virgie's Bar-B-Que is the only Houston joint that made it on the 2008 and 2013 list.
The parking lot of Virgie's looked busy, and on the inside, most of the seats were taken. Amber and I shared the three meat plate of brisket, ribs, and sausage with a side of potato salad and green beans. We had just eaten breakfast at our hotel. Our food was served in a to-go container. Perfect for sharing some 'cue at your car? Yes I am talking to you, DV. I had ordered moist brisket, but most of the pieces I got were lean. I did not want any meat to go to waste. The brisket was smoky and tender. The flavor was bland in my book though. There was a slice of moist however. The moist was a little bit better. In case you did not know, I am not a lean cut kind of guy. The rib pieces I got were chewy and tough. It did have good smoke and flavor. I really wanted to like it. The sausage was good, but I am not a fan of sliced pieces of sausage though. I want to bite into the a whole link of sausage and get the snap or pop I am looking for. The grit was good, and the sausage was tasty. Amber ate the green beans so I have nothing to say about them. I do not like green beans period. I did enjoy the potato salad though. It was sweet and creamy. Both barbecue restaurants we ate at in Houston had sweet tasting potato salad. What is up with that?
All in all, the barbecue was decent, but I was hoping for more. To tell the truth, I was a little disappointed. It might have been an off day. If I lived in Houston, I would definitely try it again to make sure how I feel about it was correct. I do not think I would be back considering there are other choices for me to try first. Grade: B-
Until next time, happy smoking...
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