Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ by the Tollway & Lemmon

Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ - 2*s

This barbeque place was one of the places I read about in the barbeque blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ. I thought it was.. ok. Honestly, I wouldn't go back. Also, for me, it's certainly too out of the way. The beef just didn't have enough flavor, the same applied to the ribs. We went to a bunch of delicious barbeque places in Lockhart, Texas (near Austin),of which this place fell desperately short. I also always compare ribs to the ribs at Pappa's Bar-B-Q, which are delicious and full of flavor. The ribs were some of the few ribs I've had that weren't very good - they lacked caramalezation and flavor. If you want ribs, I would suggest going to Pappa's instead. I'm usually a fan of meat, so the shredded beef met the bill to a certain extent. The barbeque sauce on the shredded beef was probably what led me to be satiated with that dish. I also filled myself up on bread. I did love the creamed corn. The corn was in some sort of delicious mayonnaise-based sauce. That was actually my favorite part. So.. (since the meat is almost always my favorite part) that's saying something. Don't go to a barbeque place just for the corn. Somehow that seems like blasphemy. As long as you're in the area, the original Sonny Brian's is right down the street. Go there instead. As picky as I am, even I'm happy Sonny Brian's every time.

Shredded beef, sliced beef, creamed corn, fried okra.

Ribs! They look good..

The random BBQ place next to the car dealership. Odd.

Sides: beans and so on.
More sides.

I did kind of love this!

Free soft serve!
I did think it seemed like a cute, casual place to grab a beer and some barbeque. I was very excited. It's too bad the actual product didn't please me as much as what I had built up in my head. Happy meat-ing!

3125 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75235
Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ on Urbanspoon

Pappa's Bar-B-Q (by I-35E and Northwest Highway)
2231 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75220

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