It was a bit of a drive from where we were staying, but I didn't mind because we were on vacation. We went to the Coppell location.
It is a bit on the expensive side because you pay by the pound and each side is a la carte. However I enjoyed the food and experience!
- When you arrive you get in line to pick your meats, they have everything from ribs, brisket, variety of sausages, chicken, pork, turkey etc. They put it on a parchment paper and weigh it, they place a sticker on your tray for the cashier at the end of the line. A few sides are offered at the pit: corn on the cobb, stuffed potato, and baked potato.
- You then go inside to pick your sides. I found it odd that the bread they offer was standard sandwich bread, I was expecting them to have Texas toast. The sides range from mac n cheese (tasted like Velveeta- I was expecting a home baked flavor), cornbread salad, jalapeno sweet corn, onion rings, fries, salad, fruit, cole slaw, and chips. This is where you can select sauce, regular bbq or apple-cider bbq. I like for my bbq to be grilled with sauce, but I guess that's not the Texas way to do things ;)
- Pay for your meal and find a seat.
- There are all-you-can -eat beans by the soda machine. The beans have hot peppers in the pot, but they are easily avoidable. You add your own sauce if you want, otherwise they are slightly flavored.
What did I have? Pork ribs, mac n cheese, cornbread salad, and beans! The ribs were very good, I was able to add as much or little sauce as I wanted. As I stated above the, mac n cheese tasted like Velveeta Shells & Cheese, the cornbread salad (tomatoes, bacon, green onion, cheese, and mayo/miracle whip) was an interesting new thing for me but good, and the beans were so-so in my opinion.
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