Here's a sneak peak at our North Texas BBQ Tour this Saturday, the first five-stops-in-one-day tour for the Texas BBQ Posse. The itinerary was as follows:
11am Clark's Outpost, Hwy. 377, Tioga
1:30pm Smokehouse Barbecue, E. Hwy 82, Lindsay
3:00pm Big Ronnie's Texas Pit Bar-B-Que, Hwy. 377 north of Whitesboro
3:30pm Horseshoes and beer break at Cedar Mills Marina on Lake Texoma
6:00pm The Bone on the Grill BBQ, Hwy. 82 west of Sherman
7:00pm OO Smokehouse, 200 S. Montgomery, Sherman
The posse lines up outside of Clark's Outpost in Tioga, waiting for the doors to open at 11am. We had 14 folks join at the first tour stop.
Clark's co-owner James Hilliard gave a tour of the smoker room, where he opend the door on row after row of brisket, which smokes for an amazing three days before serving.
On the way to Cedar Mills Marina for a break, we discovered Big Ronnie's Texas Pit Bar-B-Que north of Whitesboro on Hwy. 377. The joint operates out of a converted horse trailer on the side of the road, producing really good ribs and giving the posse our first of two unexpected stops.
Nine posse members were still standing when the tour ended at OO Smokehouse in downtown Sherman, the fifth stop of the day. Of course, we'll follow up with a tour story in The Dallas Morning News, combined with slideshow and video.
(Photos by Chris Wilkins)