An Englishman Says Dat Really is Some Good BBQ Up in Lewisville, By Jove.

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Gavin Cleaver
This week, recently re-documented alien Gavin rolls with the chaps in Lewisville, where he recovers from his Dickey's experience with some deliciousness at Dat's Good BBQ.

For those of you who haven't ventured up into the frozen northern reaches of the metro area (it's like how I imagine life is north of The Wall in Game of Thrones, only with fewer zombies), the residents, in between snow flurries and attacks by hulking wild animals, inform me that there is the odd decent barbecue place to check out.

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- Dickey's Would Be OK for Fast-Food BBQ If It Were 75 Percent Cheaper

In anticipation of having to brave this hazardous wasteland and of forging a brave path through the inhospitable conditions, I donned a shirt with long sleeves, an actual pair of trousers (a considerably better word than pants) and some shoes that, for once, didn't show off my attractive yet manly toes.

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I then considered how difficult it was for me to say the name of this particular barbecue restaurant with a straight face. A Brit saying anything remotely "street" is like Prince William covering Jay-Z while wearing a top hat. Not only does it not work, it is laughable on the scale of Piers Morgan's presenting career. I settled on "That Certainly is Good Barbecue, Sir" and proceeded to order up a two-meat plate of brisket and sausage, with a couple of sides that yet again I have forgotten about because of the presence of meat ($11.99).

And it was really very good. Potentially, any properly smoked brisket after Dickey's cannot fail to make me delighted, but it was smoky, tender, juicy and meeeeeeeaty. With seven E's. While Dickey's brisket was thin and sad and reminded me of slightly warmed sandwich meat, this was a series of chunky, delightful slabs that came pre-slathered in beautiful sauce. What's more, the sausage was some of the best. It was a sliced-up tube of meaty smoke (not smoky meat. It was more smoke than meat, that's how smoky it was), good with sauce or without.

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I even stole (exchanged, really, I'm just working on appearing to be more of a badass so I can say the word "dat" without Americans laughing) a rib off a colleague so I could give you, the hungry northern adventurer, the full picture. It was the best of the lot! It had a really good rub, was still pink inside and made me happy in my heart. I am still so very pleased with barbecue. I can never go back to centimeter thick hamburgers over a thin layer of charcoal now. I'm going to purchase a food truck upon my return to Britain and conquer the budding British food truck market by being the only person who even has the foggiest idea what brisket is. It'll be like the blind leading the blind, only more profitable for the first blind person. I am accepting investments.

Unfortunately for you guys, I just got my work permit renewed, and I am here for the foreseeable future. The dawn of the British Meat Age will have to wait another few years.


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Dat's Good BBQ

1168 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX

Category: Restaurant

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21 comments
TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

*chortle*

 

(I tink dat's British fer *snicker*)

clevertrousers
clevertrousers

give a shit about a Brit! the observer censors!!

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Gavin, another great review. As an Englishman you would be especially well suited to find the quality Indian/Pakistani restaurants.

nickpants
nickpants

"pair of trousers (a considerably better word than pants)"

 

Fuck you, too!

nickpants
nickpants

What the fuck is a centimeter?

RcfromOC
RcfromOC

Gavin - Since you have ventured up north, next try North Main BBQ in Euless. They are only open on weekends. Wear stretch trousers.

JalapenoConBigRed
JalapenoConBigRed

Don't you go dissin' on Dickey's.  It's a Dallas tradition that will be here long after the Hill Country bunch have fled town with their clods and such.  Love their thin, lean brisket smoked overnight right behind their BBQ Castle at Central and Knox.  And the way they're expanding,  you might be able to get you a tasty hot link on Abbey Road someday, my friend.

jtep24
jtep24

@nickrallo i don't know what it is, but your tweets and links always interest me. and they shouldn't because they're from you.

funkymonkeyjunkie
funkymonkeyjunkie

It had a really good rub, was still pink inside and made me happy in my heart.

 

That's what he said. 

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

@nickpants I think it is a kind of caterpillar with 100 legs.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

@JalapenoConBigRed Oh yes, Dickie's. The Jack in the Box of BBQ named after a fake turtleneck, or worse.

Mervis
Mervis

@TheCredibleHulk You are giving nickpants too much credit.

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