Beaumont’s Southern Kitchen
Big Red Soda, Abita Root Beer on Tap
Hot Damn Margarita – Sauza Gold Tequila, Lime Juice, Housemade Cilantro Syrup, Triple Sec, Fire Water Bitters, Jalapeno
Bloody Mary – Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Spicy House Mix, Jalapeño-Candied Bacon, Olive / Granny’s Smith – Crown Royal Regal Apple, Apple Shrub, Lime Juice, Housemade Simple Syrup, Soda Water
Grilled Elote Street Corn – Chipotle Mayo, Queso Fresco, Chili Spice, Lime
Bacon & Eggs – Deviled Eggs, House Pickled Onions, Jalapeño-Candied Bacon, Fried Onions
The Doobie – Rolled Quesadilla, Cheddar Cheese, Queso, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Chopped Brisket
The Royal Wedgie – Romaine Lettuce Hearts, Tomatoes, Bacon, Queso Fresco, Country Buttermilk Dressing, Cornbread Croutons
Sliced Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, Hot Link Sausage, Housemade Pickles, Honey Baked Cornbread with Cinnamon Butter
Turkey Breast, St. Louis Ribs, Housemade Pickles
Beau’s Banging Beans, Collards
Baked Potato Salad – Russet Potatoes, Bacon, Hard-Boiled Egg, Onion, Sour Cream
Mac ‘N Cheese – Cheddar-Queso Blend, Cheesy Crust
I Am the Slaw! – 3 Cabbages, Broccoli, Carrots, Grain Mustard, Brown Sugar Dressing
Coffee – Cream, Sweetener
Peach Cobbler – Streusel Topping, Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Pecan Ball – Vanilla Ice Cream, Texas Pecans, Chocolate Sauce
I’d Éclair – Banana Pudding, Chocolate Glaze, Nilla Wafers, Bananas
Black Bottom Pie – Oreo Crust, Dark Chocolate Pudding, Molasses Whipped Cream
Key Lime Chess Pie – Cornmeal Custard, Key Lime, Whipped Cream
Having come to view Station Casinos as a much more local company than the Strip’s big resorts it was on the promise of good Barbecue closer than Henderson that Texas Station was visited last Wednesday, recently-opened Beaumont’s Southern Kitchen not only serving Food far better than it *needs* to be, but additionally offering a high quality overall guest experience.
Located approximately twenty minutes from the center of town, an address technically in North Las Vegas likely not previously on any ‘foodie’ map of Sin City, it was days before the end of 2018 that Beamont’s quietly opened, Chef Joseph Kudrak’s involvement enough to stir interest though the real day-to-day operations are left to Executive Chef Amy Bearden and Pit Master Michael Ross.
Truly a scratch kitchen, everything from Sauces and Sides to Pickles made on-site daily, guests will find Beaumont’s located straight from entry past the Sportsbook, cigarette smoke from the Casino Floor slowly replaced by the smell of burning Hickory while the sound of slots dissipates in favor of a soundtrack that is appropriately Southern but not entirely Country.
Cutting a wide swath through regional BBQ, references to Nashville and St. Louis made in addition to the obvious Texas-standard, it is with Cocktails or Beer in hand that many will wish to begin their experience, a fruity concoction called Granny’s Smith the best of three tasted while teetotalers will be delighted to know the South is well represented by bottled Big Red and Abita Root Beer on Tap out of Louisiana.
Already proving popular with Texas Station regulars, a dedicated and important group in determining Beaumont’s long term success, it was by educated servers that plates were presented and explained, both Chicken Fried Bacon and similarly treated Ribs an easy sell as each is smoked, lightly-fried and delicious while a dish called “Bacon & Eggs” doubles down on texture by way of creamy Yolks and crispy Whites on a stack of Onion Rings topped by Bacon.
Expectedly not a “diet friendly” menu, though Salads including a cleverly-named Wedge are available while smoked Meat is great for Keto, it was next that Mexico represented the South by way of Street Corn on the Cob, though it would be difficult to cite a specific origin for “The Doobie” Burrito loaded with chopped Brisket, Cheddar and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
Moving next to ‘cue, an enormous smoker located behind the kitchen running 24/7 to allow for several cuts and proteins, those seeking Beamont’s best are advised to focus attention first on Chicken and Turkey that both come out moist and smoky, the spicy house Sausage also excellent inside snappy Skin while Brisket is simply adorned and good, but bound to improve with a little more age on the smoker.
Less sold on Pulled Pork, the texture a bit stringy and dry without adding lots of Sauce, it was along with Ribs that slide right of the Bone that sides were tasted, the “Banging Beans” unfortunately lacking flavor in comparison to others in town though Chef Bearden’s family recipe for Collards produces remarkable tenderness and a deep, porky sapor.
Additionally impressing with Potato Salad that omits Mustard and Slaw that adds it, both unique and refreshing between bites of Meat, it is from the Bakery that logs of Cornbread prove sweet, tender and compelling enough to eat more than one of, a situation that can quickly become dangerous as it is imperative to also save room for Dessert.
Frequently nailing Southern staples across the savories, and similarly exploring a diversity of Comfort Foods in terms of sweets, it is beginning with cast-iron Peach Cobbler topped tableside with sizzling Caramel that guests are invited to experience several plates portioned for sharing, the presence of Chess Pie all one really needs to know Beaumont’s has done its homework and here particularly lovely thanks to buttery Crust, plenty of Citrus and an enormous spiral of Whipped Cream.
Not forgetting Chocolate lovers, a Black Bottom Pie’s richness barely kept in check by airy Molasses, it is going even bigger that the Chocolate Pecan Ball presents like Fried Ice Cream studded by Pecans while “I’d Éclair” spins Banana Pudding French by way of Pate a Choux that stands up well to not only the housemade Pudding but liberally added Whipped Cream and thick Fudge.
FOUR STARS: Although many have disparaged Las Vegas Barbecue for decades there seems to be a movement to improve as of late, and although the success of Beaumont’s Southern Kitchen will hinge on its acceptance by Texas Station regulars the experience thus far attests to a team willing to go the extra mile in hopes of luring in non-traditional clientele including those who are far more interested in Food than gambling.
RECOMMENDED: Granny’s Smith, Chicken Fried Bacon, Bacon & Eggs, Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Chicken, Hot Links, Honey Baked Cornbread, Collards, I’d Éclair, Key Lime Chess Pie.
AVOID: Pulled Pork was stringy and Beau’s Banging Beans lacked flavor beyond the Sauce. Brisket was good, but until there is more hours on the smoker shouldn’t be served with all the char removed as leaner pieces lose their smokiness.
TIP: 4:00pm until 10:00pm Sunday through Thursday, until 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.