The Salt Lick BBQ – Driftwood

I just have to start this off by saying that I had really high expectations for this restaurant.  I’ve seen it on the Food Network, all my co-works talk about it…it is everywhere.  When something is hyped up so much you pretty much know you are going to be disappointed, so I put off going for quite awhile.  I have never been more wrong in my life!  This is last-meal-ever kind of good. This is, I don’t care if I gain 20 pounds kind of good!  Trust me.

My boyfriend and I headed over there just last weekend.  One thing that I really disliked about the place is the super long wait.  We are talking hours here, so be sure you get there with plenty of time to spare.  The place is BYOB, which is good to know for next time, I’m sure a brew or two will make the wait seem shorter.  But as the saying goes, “hunger is the best sauce”, and this food was totally worth the wait.
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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

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