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Sampled all their fantastic food at Huston BBQ fest. Amazing artists at both BBQ and chocolate. Get the carrot soufflés for desert
Randy Deputy @ Tejas Chocolate Craftory, 2016-06-21 13:02:50
@Micklethwait Craft Meats in Austin- I had a great meal hear with my family on Father's Day. As usual the brisket was exceptional. Some fellow devotees encouraged us to try the frito pie which was fantastic. Also tried the Barbacoa - delicious. Micklethwait Craft Meats provides the perfect combination of mouth watering meats and delicious sides - don't miss the pickles or jalapeño cheddar grits
bbqmeatlover @ , 2016-06-20 21:08:35
Too early for everything except sausage - but is was damn good sausage
wheresjim @ Smitty’s Market, 2016-06-19 14:50:13
Finally made it here. It lives up to the hype though I agree with past reviews that the brisket was dry. But it still had lots of flavor. The sausage was delicious, I wish I'd got more but I didn't want to stand in line again. The ribs were the star of the show. So much flavor and slid of the bone.
pk @ City Market, 2016-06-17 19:43:38
The worst BBQ I have ever had. The brisket was obviously left over and tough. They tried to hide this by cutting it really thin. There is no smoke profile or taste at all. The chop beef was disgusting. The ribs were cooked well and had a decent bark on them but again no taste or smoke profile. The sausage was the most decent and edible thing on my $27 plate. I really like to look on the inside of the restaurant, but have come to realize that this is basically a place for people can take their kids and drink some beer while they play on the playground.
TexasHopHead @ Blanco BBQ, 2016-06-17 13:07:21
Three boats sliced ,ham and sausage we shared all perfect love my Angelo's
douglas78@aol.com @ Angelo’s Bar-B-Que, 2016-06-16 18:53:09
No such place
douglas78@aol.com @ Bubba's Grill, 2016-06-15 22:22:14
Love the seasoning on the brisket, Good black pepper flavors and the salt is just on the edge of being to much but still just right. Sausage is good, lacks a little in the flavor. Luckily it gets a lot of smoke so it's not a forgotten item.
Butchkluth @ Brown’s Bar-B-Que, 2016-06-15 21:21:39
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Review

May 16, 2009

Some joints are known for how well they do one meat or another, but Black’s does them all well. Brisket, ribs, sausage, and turkey were piled on top of our small plate, and they were all picture perfect.

The brisket had a dark crust and deep-red smoke line. The meat was flavorful and smoky, but it could have used a little more time on the smoker to tenderize a bit. The ribs had a perfect cross section of deep-red crust, well-rendered fat, and red smoky meat. The light salt-and-pepper rub provided a good robust addition to the smokiness, but the ribs, too, could have been more tender. A link of beef sausage was good with plenty of fat and a coarse grind of good smoky meat. The big winner was the incredibly moist and tender turkey breast. There’s no deli turkey in this joint, and the smokiness of the turkey was deeper than in other meats.

As we dined, Norma Black chatted with out table about the history of Black’s. It turns out the she and Edgar took over the place in 1949, just after graduating college, when Edgar’s dad died suddenly. They were just going to run the place until they could find another family member to take over, but sixty years later they’re still at it and doing a fine job. Norma was nice enough to arrange a tour of the pits in the back. They smoke with all oak and try to cook everything at around 350 degrees.

As I was leaving, I noticed three generations of a local family enjoying a Sunday dinner at Black’s. If I was a local, I’d probably be a regular here too.

 

(This review originally appeared on Full Custom Gospel BBQ.)

 

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