Buzzies-Kerrville

Buzzies ribs had dry decent flavor. You have to work them a little to get the meat off the bone. Rub is seasoned well and not over applied but overall just so/so. 

2.5/5
2.75/5 with sauce

Jalapeño sausage

Very good crusty pop and pretty good distribution of meat, cheese, & jalapeño. I liked the crunch but the flavor could have been deemed on the  bland side, even with the jalapeño bite. Mix this with Buzzies BBQ sauce though and you have a real winner. I usually don’t judge with BBQ sauce but for Buzzies I will because I liked the sauce so much.

3/5 stars
3.75/5 with sauce

Brisket
Great moisture, good blackened crust, lack of smoke flavor. They smoke with oak at Buzzies and I feel the smoke flavor was a little understated. The texture was almost perfect and with the BBQ sauce (I’m laughing as I write this because of my usual disdain for BBQ sauces making the BBQ) popping some flavor onto the meat. I would recommend the brisket if your in the area with generous amounts of the sauce.

3/5 stars
3.75/5 with sauce

Bbq sauce
4/5
Actually pretty perfect. Just perfect amount of sweetness & spice. This sauce really turned the meal around. I was disappointed in the flavors of the meats even the sausage with jalapeños but the sauce was amazing & turned the experience around.

Strawberry cobbler
Amazing!! Amazing desert perfect blend of sweetness and utterly delicious.
5/5

Peach cobbler
Not as good as the strawberry but classic and sweet. But still 4/5 stars

 

 

 

 

 

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

BBQ Brisket and Football…Both Have Four Quarters

Today guys were going to break down the process of preparing a delicious brisket into four quarters for you. First I want to give a clear understanding why people BBQ and why it is considered an art form. For those of you that don’t know why people ever started slow cooking with a combination of heat and smoke……It was of necessity. If you look at what kind of meat we are using in BBQ you can figure out why it is such a challenge to cook good BBQ. You see meat is Muscle and Muscle is made up primarily of a two-part protein. Continue reading

Capital Q BBQ in Galveston, Texas

I vacation in Galveston, Texas once a year and during my vacation I “cheat” on my diet. It’s a wonderful feeling after going most of the week eating salad and veggies (dripping in Cajun seasoning of course) So when I’m vacationing that means dessert and that means steak and sauce! Of course, Galveston is known for its seafood, but the last time I went, I was craving authentic Texas BBQ.

So i figured I’d try to get a free hat and submit this review to thetexasbbqguide.com, hint hint, I really like hats. First things first, the place was very crowded and it felt tight. I was actually afraid we were going to get turned away, or have to sit outside. I’m not a big fan of outside dinner parties. Sometimes when I have to sit outside the meat gets a few degrees colder and it can ruin the entire meal. Thankfully, we did get a good inside table. So no worries on temperature. Hot and yet edible, not too fiery. Continue reading