I do enjoy traveling, but after weeks of being away, all I want is to stay put. It’s been a month since The Husband been back in Texas and I am pretty darn happy about it.
One of the good things I do love Texas is the great barbeque. Albeit worlds apart from the Filipino definition of barbeque, which is more grilling over charcoals, Texas style barbeque imparts a different smokiness and sweetness to the meat from slow smoking it for hours on end. And the meat is so flavorful that putting sauce is almost a sin.
Because here, they do it right. Being the meat lovers that we are, The Husband and I looooooove Texas for their barbeque.
One of the notable places in the DFW metroplex is The Slow Bone.
Like most barbeque places, the place is intimate and nothing fancy schmancy, so you come as you are. I still suggest that you come in clothes that you prefer not to smell. The barbeque aroma will stick to your clothes.
Line up, cafeteria style, and pick your meat. If you’re there to try, best to get the 3-meat sampler, which comes with your choice of meats and a handful of sides.
Get the Texas trinity – beef brisket, pork ribs and links, also known as sausages. And when you say “brisket”, say “fatty”, then you’ll see their eyes light up, recognizing that you’re in the know of what Texas barbeque is about. Again, with meat, fat is our friend because it is flavor and moisture.
In particular, I love Slow Bone for their pork ribs. Its savory, sweet and with a nice strong kick of heat, one that I’ve never tasted in other barbeque joints. Its not the kind of heat that slaps you in the face, but the kind that caresses you and finds that comfy spot in your arms to snuggle into. It grows on you…in a really good way.
I wish I could talk more about the sides too; but, then again, we’re in Texas, so it is all about the meat!
Thank God we’re back in Texas!
The Slow Bone
2234 Irving Avenue
Dallas, TX 75207
Open Mondays through Sundays, 11AM to 3PM or until BBQ supplies last
+1 (214) 377-7727