|The Posse digs into a Brother-in-Law sandwich at Stanley's. (Photo ©Daniel Goncalves)|
Discipline and portion control were the guiding principles of our recent Best of Texas BBQ Tour. They have to be when you eat at 10 places over a period of about 48 hours.
But while we focused on -- and scored -- only brisket, pork ribs and sausage, we did manage to sample other fare on the first day of the tour, when we visited only 3 places.
At Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Que in Tyler, we loved the smoked turkey breast and the Brother-In-Law sandwich, made of chopped brisket, sausage and cheese.
"The Brother in Law is the best single bite I've had here," said Posse veteran Jim Rossman. We cut a jumbo sandwich into 6 pieces.
At Baby J's Bar-B-Que and Fish in Palestine, pitmaster/preacher Jeremiah "Baby J" McKenzie offered us a sample of his deep-fried catfish, crispy batter on the outside, flaky fish on the inside.
"If we come back, I'd order the catfish," Posse veteran Bruce Tomaso said. He also liked the cobbler.
|Pitmaster Jeremiah "Baby J" McKenzie shows a tray of ribs, but the catfish is great too. (Photo ©Daniel Goncalves)|