3/28/14 11:48 - More false advertising. If you use a commercial gas smoker, you do not have a "pit". The Southern Pride sales brochure does not determine what is and is not a pit. Paying your gas bill, setting the temp gauge, throwing 2 sticks of wood in the fire box and pushing the start button does not make you a "master". The owner is very hands on and personally greets all his repeat customers. Service is over the top. Guns on the walls and guns on half the clientele (cops) makes this a unique experience. Its a local favorite but don't drive 28 miles to get here.
I scored Gas Cooker a 73 out of 100. This is Regional Texas BBQ.
Smoke: Not sure. No visible stacks and not mentioned on menu or website. Does not really mater because there was little smoke on these "smoked meats". There is a gasser in the back behind the fence.
Brisket: Fair. Standard gasser 1/8in thick smoke ring beneath paper thin bark. Was sliced thin but that did not fool me. It tested tough of tender with stretching and little tearing. Faint whisper of smoke. Overall flavor was gasser que. Use the sauce.
Ribs: Good. St Luis cut spare ribs were good and tender. The rub seasoning was long gone. Faint whisper of smoke. Overall flavor was gasser que. Use the sauce.
Sausage: Good. A fine ground link with mild traditional spice. Faint aftertaste and little smoke. Use the sauce.
Sauce: Very Good. An orange syrupy tangy sauce. My first thought was Arby's sauce! My gosh the owner cracked the secret recipe for Arby's sauce. This stuff would make anything taste good, even gasser 'que.