Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Blue Ox BBQ - Austin (CLOSED)


Blue Ox BBQ is open until 2AM and I definitely respect that.  I arrived about 8:00PM. 

Brisket was thick cut, good not great. It had a perfect tug with a nice crust.  Featured a simple salt and pepper rub, with additional pepper was added after the beef was cut. I could've used more smoke. The Brisket was the definite high point. 

Pork ribs were fine, not great.  Not a ton of flavor and a bit dry on the edges.  Beef sausage was pretty unnotable.  Herby sauce was almost like a tomato soup.

Hours: Permanently Closed


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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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