Our second stop on the recent Brazos and Beyond BBQ Tour was the Loco Coyote Grill, near Glen Rose. Posse member Tom Fox shares his take on this first class BBQ joint, as follows:
"Pulling up at the Loco Coyote Grill in rural Glen Rose, one gets the all too familiar feel about the place. It wasn’t until I opened the car door and heard Waylon and Willie’s ‘Luckenbach, Texas ‘ playing on the outdoor speakers, I realized, that’s it. A Meat Joint.
On that hot summer day the beer was ice cold in the bucket and the barbecue was smoking hot. Before I got my hands on those ribs and brisket, I saw that huge BBQ Po Boy pass by our table. There’s no one I know that could ever fit his or her mouth around that.
As far as the sampling I had, the brisket was smoky and wet, just the way I like it. Had just enough of the fat left on it to give it that flavor profile that we commonly refer to now. The ribs were equally as good if not better. Once again ‘wet’ and scrumptious - all the way to the bone.
They spared no expense when I ordered two pounds of each for the road. It felt like ten. I’m already tossing around the idea of coming back on a cool fall evening with live music playing on the outdoor stage, a cigar in one hand and an ice cold beer in the other…after trying that BBQ Po Boy sandwich of course."
Loco Coyote Grill, 1795 County Road 1004, Glen Rose, TX, 76043, (254) 897-2324. Open Thur-Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat 12pm-9pm, Sun 11am-3pm.
Photos ©R.J. Hinkle, Chris Wilkins & Tom Fox