Saturday, June 26, 2010
The Texas Bar-B-Q Company (Metairie, La)
Conveniently (in Metairie standards) near the corner of Veterans and Houma St., The Texas Bar-B-Q Company will be receiving a 2 out of 5 stars.
The Texas Bar-B-Q Company (in Metairie, La) is located right next door to Corky's BBQ. Driving down Vets I decided to review the local joint instead of the chain. As I walk in the establishment there were longhorns on the wall and news prints of criminals and cowboys of the 19th century including the likes of The Apache Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Jesse James, and Butch Cassidy. Everything was looking good until I had a sip of my weak tea and noticed that I am NOT surrounded with the auroma of Hickory Wood.
Other than the prices being really cheap and them having some of the best coleslaw ever, there is nothing to brag about here. The food lacks the smokey flavor you expect in BBQ. I assume this is another classic case of oven baked BBQ. The brisket was pulled like pork with an average texture and drowned in an overly sweet BBQ sauce. The Ribs (beef) were a little fatty and fell right off the bone. This isn't necessarily a great thing when ribs fall off the bone. They have a very gummy texture and (like the brisket was) drenched with an overly sweet BBQ sauce. Needless to say I felt like I was eating dessert the whole time. The beans were also overly sweet. There is so much sauce that you are given a lot of crunchy frenchbread to sop up all the sugary juice.
This place is a diabetic nightmare. Only because of the cool decor and the incredible coleslaw, The Texas Bar-B-Q Company will be receiving 2 out of 5 stars.