Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Truth Barbecue - Brenham

Just My Rating and a Few Notes (For Now): 

The moist brisket takes top prize at this great barbecue joint. It's juicy with tender fat and features quite a lot of salt. It's all perfectly rendered and smoky.  The lean falls a bit short of the flavor in the moist bites.  The crust is soft with its salt and pepper. The meat has a nice layer of fat and an overall good texture. 

A lot of the flavor from the ribs comes from a tangy sauce. It's a wet, soppy rib that is very tender. The saucy ribs are topped with quite a bit of pepper. I like my ribs to be more natural, but these are undeniably good. 

The beef rib is well prepared with a nice texture, but lacks the heft of flavor you expect from a beef rib. I chose to leave my pulled pork unsauced and it held its own. It was a simple pork that was super moist and was very good. The sausage is a house recipe and is well executed.

And there is always a selection of delicious cake to go around. Most recently I sampled the Banana Nut Bread Cake and - Wow. I normally skip dessert myself, but Truth Barbecue gives enough reason for anyone to order cake.

The sides here are worth checking out.  The greens are surprisingly not sweet. They use a straightforward approach that works well on the fresh, crunchy bites.  The corn pudding is sweet and satisfying as well.  The mac & cheese doesn't disappoint. The bread is cut thick and the sauce is tangy like apple cider.

A tray full of the good stuff from Truth BBQ

A plate of Truth Barbecue featuring brisket, pork ribs, beef ribs and sausage.

A close up on Truth Barbecue's cuts of brisket

Truth Barbecue is decorated with vintage letters.

Address: 2990 U.S. 290, Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: 979-830-0392
Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 11AM-4PM


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*All Grades Are Based Solely on the Quality of Texas BBQ Offered at the Joint. We Aren't Looking for Burgers or Catfish!

My Grading Scale:

A = This is some of the finest BBQ you'll find anywhere. It is worth a roadtrip in itself along with any required wait.
B = This is very good BBQ, even if it is over an hour away, consider making the drive.
C = This is just average BBQ but it's worth a stop in a pinch.
D = This is a poor example of Texas BBQ. Even if it's the only place around, skip it. Apologize to any non-Texans that have eaten here.
F = This is not only a bad Texas BBQ, it is probably not suitable for human consumption.

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