Inside Allison’s Texas BBQ, a symphony of tantalizing smells dances in the air, rising from plates of tender meat that’s generously slathered in housemade sauces. Diners can tear into chopped brisket or pulled-pork sandwiches, demolish slabs of ribs with sides of beans or potatoes, and finish their meals with a slice of pecan pie. Allison’s Texas BBQ also sells brisket, chicken, and pulled pork by the pound, so you can build the meaty wedding cake of your dreams.
Each slab, slice, and link of Notorious’s meat spends three days tenderizing, flavorizing, and smokifying itself for you. Rubbed down in a secret mixture of spices, this barbecue mellows before diving into a pecan and mesquite-fired smoker for hour after hour of soaking in a veritable taste sauna. Cooked slowly overnight, it then falls apart tenderly on your plate in the form of delicious dishes such the eponymous Notorious P.I.G. sandwich, a massive pile of pulled pork topped Carolina style with blue-cheese coleslaw ($10), and the more traditional Texan, chopped brisket layered between thick slices of Texas toast ($10). Meaty platters of barbecued jalapeño sausage, pulled chicken, and hot links ($15 for all three meats) and wise-cracking full racks of loin back ribs redolent of paprika and brown sugar ($19) fulfill your belly's wildest dreams without having to fund its get-rich-quick schemes. If you're not in the mood for barbecue, reach no further than a catfish po’ boy ($9). Vegetarians can breathe a sigh of relief, since assorted grilled vegetables (with red-pepper dip, $6) get equal quantities of care from the meat makers.
The Dickey?s Barbecue Pit sign may be ubiquitous today as a spot for good ole? Texas barbecue, but when Travis Dickey first opened his Dallas shop in 1941, the sign had to share space with advertisements to help pay rent. In the 70 years since then, the Dickeys have done well for themselves, with their initial store spawning a slew of franchises throughout the country. Though the barbecue at each outpost is no longer under the hand of one of Dickey?s descendants, each shop still smokes their own meats in-house to create the signature Texan flavor that infuses their briskets, pulled pork, and fall-off-the-bone ribs.
Meals can come in any size, from the a la carte sandwiches to platters that incorporate a chosen number of meats with a buttery roll, a pickle, ice cream, and two homestyle sides. Whether serving up their dishes in the dining room or packing them up for take-away or catering, the staff ensures that each client gets a taste of Texas home cooking without the hassle rubbing every dish on a campfire crock-pot.
Go! Now! To Mesa Riverview mall! Check out Famous Dave’s fantastic—and famous—barbecue. Bring the whole family to this friendly, inviting, and fun restaurant. At Famous Dave’s you can pick up your meal to go, take a seat in the dining room to eat in, or have them cater your next special event! Try out one of the fantastic varieties of barbecue sandwiches: Texas beef brisket, barbecue pulled chicken, Georgia chopped pork, or hot links. Taste their famous feasts of barbecue and your choice of delicious sides such as their garlic red-skin mashed potatoes, Dave’s cheesy mac and cheese, creamy coleslaw, or barbecue chips. Famous Dave’s will leave you satisfied, and looking forward to your next trip to this barbecue dreamland!