BBQ Brisket

If you want four-star BBQ brisket, go to Texas. Originally served by butchers wanting to do something with meat before it spoiled – and still found in the back rooms of some vintage former groceries – brisket begins as a fairly tough cut of beef. But as it basks in the smoke of smoldering coals, the meat becomes insanely, ridiculously tender, more like warm butter than beefsteak. The exterior, blackened by its time in the pit, has some crunch and an even more concentrated flavor; interior fibers that are still laced with fat quite literally melt on your tongue.

Restaurants With This Dish

Sweet P’s Downtown Dive

KNOXVILLE, TN

Johnson’s Boucaniere

LAFAYETTE, LA

Fish Eye Grill

GIRARD, GA

Proprietor Mary Beth Brown ... BBQ at its best
Dolan’s Bar B Que | BBQ at its Best | Millen, GA

MILLEN, GEORGIA

Eastside Tavern - Corndog Bites
Eastside Tavern

AUSTIN, TX

House of Bones

DERBY, CT

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