337 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome.
In Texas there are literally hundreds of BBQ joints and they are known for their unique style or barbq which isn’t saucy like the barbq found in other regions. Christina Cottell and Shoel Davidson co-own this new notable eatery located in the downtown East side’s Railtown neighborhood, that specializes in Austin Texas barbq. First of all you have to see the inside of this barbq destination which has been carefully designed, after-all Shoel has an interior design background. There is a wall of wood which is used for their smoker inside the kitchen, the bar is just like you would find in a Texas saloon, and their is the signage with it’s bright neon and all.
On the food side, it’s as authentic as you would find down Texas way, Christina once lived in Texas and she knows a thing or two about barbq. I had a House Pale Ale ($4.75) to go along with the Austin style BBQ Beef Brisket ($13 half pound) that comes with slices of bread and pickles; along with the fixins’ Cornbread ($3), Smoked brisket beans ($3) and Biscuits ($3 each). For dessert I had the delicious house-made Pecan Pie ($6) covered in cream.
You’ll find brisket (1/2 pound or full pound), Pork Ribs, Hot Links, Pulled Pork and a Fried Chicken bucket; for solo eating or platters for when dining with friends who like to share. You will also find a selection of sammies ‘n such; plus a good selection of sides that come in 2 sizes. I am looking forward to my next visit to try their Frito Pie as well as their Gospel weekend brunch.
Review by: Richard Wolak