7/13/13 1:30pm - An authentic Texas BBQ Joint. Its under a bridge and next to the railroad tracks. Cold beer, cash only and no air conditioning. Been open since 1948 when Vencil Mares got back from WWII. He runs the joint to this day and I was thrilled to see this Texas bbq legend. It made Texas Monthly top 50 in 2008 and honorable mentioned in 2003.
I scored Taylor Cafe an 81 out of 100. This is Regional Texas BBQ.
Smoke: Post oak. Smoke in a large brick pit in the Central Texas tradition.
Brisket: Good. 1/4in smoke ring. Barely a noticeable rub. Was border line tough of tender. Flavor was just smoke and beef. Use the sauce.
Ribs: Good. A St Louis rib with a hint of rub. Tough of tender. Flavor was salty pork and smoke. Use the sauce.
Sausage: Good. A course ground beef sausage in real hog casing. The casing was a little loose. It had strong black pepper traditional spice flavor and a descent after taste. Not much smoke. Use the sauce.
Sauce: Good. A red tomato vinegar based sauce with onion and lemon flavors.