Big B’s Texas BBQ
Creamed Corn, BBQ Beans, Mac & Cheese, Potato Salad, Corn Bread, Butter
Hand-cut French Fries
Loaded Potato Skins with Pulled Pork, Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, Sour Cream and Jalapenos
Lean Brisket, Fatty Brisket, Hot Link
Babyback Pork Ribs
Going all-in for Southern Cuisine on Sunday it was with Barbeque on the brain that five diners sat down at Big B’s Texas BBQ for dinner, Brian Buechner and Natalia Badzjo’s little piece of the Lone Star State at 3019 St. Rose Parkway once again outperforming anything else found locally when it comes to Smoked Meat.
At this time two-years in and still making new fans, any opportunity to steer catering their way likely to result in the best workplace lunch any co-worker can recall, it was just as the clock struck 6:00pm with Country tunes playing overhead that an order was placed, Drinks from a Coke Remix Machine plus Beer filled and a new roll of paper towels gathered for a table that knew they’d need it.
Busier than earlier visits on Saturdays around the hour of opening, Natalia present taking orders and bussing tables as a familiar crew tended to Meats and Sides, it was perhaps five minutes after seating that tray one arrived laden with Sin City’s creamiest Cream Corn and BBQ Beans better than even Texas’ top smokehouses, the fresh-baked Mac n’ Cheese again better than in the past thanks to a bit more salt while Potato Salad was a big hit for the diner who always orders it.
Burning through the last pile of wood driven up from Texas, the Oak’s smoke and a perfume of Paprika and Pepper hanging in the air, those who follow @bigbzbbq on Instagram will know that Big B’s Texas BBQ doesn’t quit at just what is listed on the overhead menu, an order of Potato Skins loaded with Pulled Pork, Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, Sour Cream and Jalapenos undoubtedly one of the best “secret menu” items in Sin City while the hand-cut Spuds fried in Peanut Oil also make for some very respectable French Fries.
Still working on all the Appetizers, Sides and moist Cornbread Muffins as five styles of Meat arrived, portions of each perfect for the group, it should go without saying that any trip to a Texas BBQ joint should not be without Brisket, the smoke-ringed Lean version and Fatty cuts each impressing their audience while a snappy Sausage and two styles of Ribs were equally well prepared, the smaller-than-usual Beef duo actually a bit better bargain than the Jumbo specimens Brian and Natalia sometimes offer as guests aren’t paying s much for the Bone’s weight.
Further enchanting visitors with housemade Sauces, though purists will likely prefer the simple Dry Rub atop Meats not compromised by fillers or preservatives, it was with stomachs full and sports playing on Television that dinner came to a conclusion with two hefty wedges of Cake, the group’s ten year old and a confirmed Chocoholic making short work of one studded with Chocolate Chips beneath Fudge while others quickly devoured a Lemon version that *seems* lighter thanks to the tangy Citrus Glaze.
FIVE STARS: Now with even more time on the smoker and finally seeing a good volume of patrons, both as essential to good Barbecue as the quality of sourcing and spices, Big B’s offers as comprehensive a list of Meats and Sides as any of Texas’ best while also nailing the execution of each in an environment that feels just as authentic and welcoming in Henderson as it would in Austin, San Antonio or Dallas – another summary statement that warrants repeating.
RECOMMENDED: Beef Rib, Fatty Brisket, Potato Skins, BBQ Baked Beans, French Fries, Creamed Corn, Chocolate Cake.
TIP: Honestly, there is no better dollar-for-dollar catering value in town.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.