Texas BBQ Posse members loaded up a couple of cars on Tuesday and headed down to Red Oak to check out lunch at Randy’s Bar-B-Que. Daniel Vaughn had named Randy’s the number 2 BBQ joint in DFW in his recent D Magazine rankings, so we had to check it out for ourselves.

We were wheels up at 11:10 or so from downtown Dallas. Posse member Irwin Thompson warned that we better get there by before noon or risk a long line. We pulled in the lot a little bit after 11:30 and barely beat the crowd. It’s a nondescript building without a sign on it, so keep an eye out for the Randy’s sign beside Hwy. 342, the main drag in Red Oak.

As soon as you open the door, the smell of smoke hits you full force. I ordered a half-pound of brisket and the same of ribs, with a couple of pieces of white bread thrown in. Both were amazing, cooked almost perfectly. Gary Barber, pictured above, is voted the posse member most like to eat the most food on any BBQ tour. He did not disappoint at Randy’s.

Gary, aka “G”, plowed through a turkey sandwich, then a brisket sandwich. After that he turned his attention to the two giant ribs waiting on his tray. Fellow original BBQ posse member Gary Jacobson had to ask, “How he could you eat so much meat at one sitting, especially lunch?”

G’s comeback was a classic Texas BBQ Posse response. “I don’t know when I’m gonna be back down here.” Priceless……

Randy’s Bar-B-Que, 101 Eagle Dr, Red Oak, Texas. Open Monday – Saturday 11 am-8 pm.

Photo ©Chris Wilkins/Texas BBQ Posse

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