Bartley’s Barbecue, Grapevine, Texas

By husband calls me a “foodie”, as I am always on the lookout for the next great restaurant to try.  For a while, I was obsessed with all the food trucks popping up in Dallas, but then my tastes moved on to barbecue.  I was searching around the Internet for the top barbecue places in Texas, and Bartley’s Barbecue kept coming up.  It is in Grapevine, not that far away from where we lived, so I convinced my husband one Saturday and we were off to try it for ourselves.

I must say that the place isn’t impressive on the outside, but the smells inside will soon make you forget all about that.  The service is friendly, and the menu is vast for a barbecue place.  They had things like Cajun turkey, fried catfish and giant baked potatoes on the menu.  I went for the old stand bys, however, as I normally do my first time eating at a new place.  I tried the ribs, brisket, hot links and chicken. Continue reading

Texas Pride BBQ—Adkins

I graduated from high school last year and decided that I wanted to take my best friends out for one last hurrah.  We wanted BBQ and we wanted it Texas style.  To be honest, I hadn’t really found much I liked in the greater San Antonio area, so I researched some of the best restaurants in town.  Texas Pride was one of the best-reviewed restaurants, so I figured I’d give them a shot.

We were a party of 12 and so we all settled on a huge order of the best meats available.  Two of my friends wanted pork ribs, and three other guys wanted brisket.  We couldn’t agree on anything, so the waitress convinced us to order the Texas Tailgater, which was a special menu made for big and carnivorous parties like us.  We started with three pounds of brisket, two pounds of sausage, two racks of ribs and one pound of turkey. Continue reading