Woodshed Smokehouse, Fort Worth, Texas

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Located in the TCU area of Fort Worth Woodshed has a cool location right on the Trinity river across from the Zoo and Colonial Country Club. This is a sit down BBQ joint on the nicer end of most BBQ’s I’ve been too and by far the most modern. It’s funny because as I walked in it had more of a Dallas feel which in Fort Worth can be considered a bad thing. It is very modern and open aired. Luckily I visited on a Texas August day when the temps somehow are about 80, that is NOT ordinary and I wonder how it would be to eat here in a deep heated sweat. I can imagine this being a real cool place to hang in the Fall or Spring.

Beef Tenderloin: Served cold and loved the flavor. This was by far the best thing I ate. I ate it dry and with some of the Woodshed bbq sauce. Both the meat and the sauce were very very good. This was a very good piece of meat and I would highly recommend it. Is it worth coming here just for this? Maybe if you toss in a comfortable night and a few cold beers.
4½ Stars


Pork Ribs:
Very disappointing. Smoked with pecan wood & heavily rubbed the Woodshed ribs are on the tougher side. It’s hard to compare against the other Fort Worth BBQ establishments, but pork ribs which are my favorite aren’t close to the rivals in town. Tough, and rubbed too heavy. The flavor is decent once you get the meat off the bone into your mouth. But at times it was a chore to do so.
2½ Stars

Atmosphere: 3½ Stars

Woodshed BBQ sauce : 2½ Stars

Beef Ribs: Very tender for beef & rub was very good on initial taste.I’m not a huge beef rib fan but I liked this and it’s tenderness. One rib is fine even though I’m a big eater, not bc of its size but the rub sets in differently and is a bit strong in the long run. It seems this is a constant at Woodshed, they seem to be focused on rubs instead of smoke.
3½ Stars

Over All: All in all I feel woodshed is a great place to come drink a beer on a comfortable summer night and eat some of the tenderloin served cold. As for the ribs they are tough and don’t compare to the places down the street. Woodshed is also a bit on the pricey side. You definitely pay for the atmosphere. If your looking for a fancy modern BBQ place and don’t fancy flavor as much, Woodshed is the place.
3½ Stars


Overall Experience:   of 5 possible stars =  Star Experience

 

Railhead BBQ – Ft.Worth

Thanks a lot to The BBQ Chief for sending us this cool BBQ Report card. We might start using this as a standard rating tool for all of our reviews. Read below and check out the BBQ report card on Railhead BBQ in Ft. Worth. Let us know not only what you think about Railhead but we’d love feedback of this report card.

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Inside: Montgomery St location, a true BBQ Joint… Cedar plank walls, Cafeteria line serving,Separate bar serving up Ice Cold Beer in a frozen 20oz. Schooner. Even an Authentic piece of Rail Line as a handrail in line.  4½ Stars.

Service: Good Service at the counter, they keep the  line moving. Great bar service as well, they keep you in cold beer. 4½ Stars.

Outdoor Dining: 4 tables under a roof and 6 in the sun to partial shade under the oaks.  4 Stars

Food Temp: Just right, pull it right out of deep steam warmers and Carve in front of you. 5 Stars

Flavor: Excellent Flavor, a touch on the heavy smoke side, only reason not a higher ranking. 4 Stars

 Brisket: Good Flavor, Tender and sliced thick,  no hiding the toughness in thin slices. These guys “get it”. Just a little heavy on the smoke. 4 Stars

Trim: Fat trimmed out right in front of you leaving a fairly lean cut of brisket.
4 Stars

Ribs: Pink throughout from slow cooking. Sauce is truly optional here. Excellent. 4½Stars

Trim: Cut St Louis style so you get what you supposed to. Lean no extra bone or fat
4½ Stars

Chicken: Cooked the way they’re supposed to be, skin on and slow smoked. Melt in your mouth. 4½ Stars

Sausage: A mix of beef and pork with a true Texas German texture and taste. Great finger food with a 20 oz. Schooner. 4 Stars

Sauce: excellent vinegar based Sauce a  true Texas flavor.
4½ Stars

Dining Experience: 22 of possible 25 Stars
Meat Preparation and Quality: 30 of possible 35 Stars
Overall Experience: 52 of 60 possible stars = A 4 1/4 Experience

Angelo’s Barbecue – Fort Worth, Texas

You can’t ask for a barbecue recommendation while in Fort Worth without hearing the name Angelo’s.  After the millionth person told me just how good the barbecue is at this place, I finally caved in, convinced the wife, and drove out there for dinner.  It is located just outside of Fort Worth in a city called White Settlement.  I’m not sure what I was expecting, but when my wife and I pulled up I was at first a little put off I must admit.

The building is just sort of humdrum on the outside.  I almost drove right past it as it just blends in so much.  The parking lot, however, was packed (which is always a good sign) so we went ahead and pulled in.  The moment I opened my car door was when I first knew I shouldn’t be prejudging the place.  The smell of smoky meat was thick in the air, and let me tell you, it was a heavenly scent!  I wasted no time from then on out and quickly followed the scent inside. Continue reading

Woody Creek BBQ

Woody creek BBQ located on the west side of Fort Worth Texas and a location in Springtown about 40 miles west of down town Fort Worth serve traditional BBQ as well as some unique menu items for those that need to feel like they need a trend.

I’ll get right to it, when I go to new BBQ joint I look to make sure there are the traditional items that make a true BBQ place a BBQ place. While Woody Creek has Ribs, Brisket, Sausage, and Chicken, the Chicken breast is just Chicken breast. So no half Chickens or Chicken Quarters for you folks looking for traditional BBQ Chicken, this aint your joint. Continue reading