11/7/1311:37am - Typical Houston gasser BBQ. Yet another example that all you need in Houston is a great sauce, a gasser and you are in the BBQ restaurant and catering business.
I scored 7 Rivers a 73 out 100. Regional Texas BBQ.
Smoke: Green Oak. The Old Hickory is proudly displayed in the back in a glass enclosure. Bright and shiny stainless tasteless steel. The owner with great pride announced he only needs 2 sticks to smoke his BBQ. Any wonder why I hate gassers?!
Brisket: Good. Standard 1/8in smoke ring beneath a paper thin bark. Thinly sliced, tested tough of tender. Very little smoke and was basically dry roast beef. Use the sauce.
Ribs: Fair. Slightly overcooked soft bite clean bone tender and moist. Had a mushy peppery rub. No sign of smoke ring, just brown pork. Little smoke. Use the sauce.
Sausage: Very Good. A beef link with traditional spice and good after taste. Little grease and little smoke. Overall flavor was good. I enjoyed this link. No suace needed.
Sauce: Very Good. Served warm. Tomato based and very tangy. It has a sutble spiciness that started out soft but finished strong. This stuff could make anything taste good. Use it with every bite.