The Big Red cake is to die for.Your tastebuds are meh! My wife said the same thing the first time we went and I swear she was off her rocker.
Seriously, though, Ernie might be the best brisket cook in Texas (of those who left competition to open a restaurant). Funny thing is, I thought the ribs were good but nothing to write home about. But then, I don’t judge Texas bbq on ribs. Brisket and sausage, really. I can’t speak to the wait as I’ve never had to wait there (humble brag), but I’ve been several times and have yet to not be thoroughly impressed with the food. Totally agree that his breakfast items are amazing. Desserts are special too.
Who did you get to sit in for the REAL Mrs. Brewingfrog? Hahahaha.Mrs. Brewingfrog loves her some Beef Rib. That is her go-to item if she can get her hands on it (Well, if they don't have Prime Rib like Smitty's did on Friday). So far, for her, the Bronto Rib at Original Black's was far and away the best. The Pit Boss saw her Froggish gear and cut her the endcap rib, and it was just magnificent. Crusty bark on the outside, but tender and moist inside with monstrous flavor. She ate it slowly by just picking bites of meat off the titanic bone. When I could snake my hand in a get a bite (and a hand-slap in the process), it was wonderful.
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I just don’t get how people will wait in line like that for BBQ. I don’t care how good it is… if I’m gonna be in line for more than like 5 minutes I’m going somewhere else.I have been three times. Their brisket is meh.
What they do well are the ribs. Not better than Angelo’s, but on par with my faves.
Their brisket huevos rancheros is excellent.
But definitely not worth the wait. Bring water and sunblock.
I generally don't do lines, either. What we try to do is hit places early so there is no line, and they have the items we want before the madding crowd arrives and eats them out of everything. Smitty's had prime rib "while it lasts" so getting there a little past 11am had us getting two rare slabs of fabulous beef.I just don’t get how people will wait in line like that for BBQ. I don’t care how good it is… if I’m gonna be in line for more than like 5 minutes I’m going somewhere else.