|Brisket sausage at Longoria’s BBQ in Everman.|
On a recent weekday afternoon, Marshall Cooper and I dropped in at Longoria’s BBQ in Everman, one of our favorite DFW joints. We met pitmaster David Longoria at the cash registers and started to talk BBQ. The lunch rush was over and were back in the pit area in no time. The trip was nothing big, we’d already eaten at two BBQ joints in east Fort Worth that day, Uncle Willie’s & Mama E’s. But we still had room, if you know what I mean.
|Longoria’s pitmaster David Longoria meets Posse pitmaster Marshall Cooper.|
If you’ve never met David, it’s worth the drive. The first time we hit Longoria’s was a couple of years ago on a busy Saturday. David was incredibly gracious. holding court over the smokers as we asked questions for 20 minutes or so. It was BBQ 101 for the recently-formed Posse.
|Fresh batch of brisket jerky at Longoria’s.|
On this day, he insisted we try a bite or two from the fresh batch of brisket jerky curing in the sun. We weren’t bashful, it’s some of the best jerky you’ll ever have. Trust me. You can buy a pound of jerky for a little over $20, far less than my previous favorite beef jerky at Woody’s Smokehouse in Centerville, which goes for over $35 a pound.
|James Dean stands by the Longoria’s menu.|
We ordered the legendary brisket sausage and some ribs. The sausage was every bit as good as remembered and expected. The ribs were a little underdone, but great taste and rub. We didn’t have room for a brisket burger this trip, but that’s on my bucket list.
David has also recently started grinding jalapeno cheese brisket sausage, but it’s only for sale uncooked and frozen at this point. I bought his last two pounds and cooked them up on the grill the next day. This could very easily be among the best sausage I’ve ever had.
Longoria’s BBQ, 100 Christopher, Everman. Open Mon-Fri 10:30am-7pm, Sat 10:30am-4pm.
Photos ©Chris Wilkins/Texas BBQ Posse