Saturday, September 02, 2006

Baby Back Shak

Some of the best barbecue to be found in Dallas is here at the Baby Back Shak on Akard Street at Beaumont Street in South Dallas. Good stuff.

The pink pig on the side is super-cool. I need to get a close-up of the pig on the other side, because he's smoking a cigarette - it's pretty funny.


Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Can you get a close up of this piggy, too? Funny, though, I alays associated barbie with outdoors - they must have a good ventilation system here, yeah?

3:01 AM  
Blogger Myron said...

I want to see the smokin' pig.

I remember a barbecue place from my childhood back in the late 40's. I think it was Red Bryant's. I think it was in Oak Cliff. I think it was a red brick building. I do remember there were a bunch of pits out back in the parking lot just smokin' up a storm.

8:54 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

OK - I'll get the pig later this week, Meg. It's totally classic, totally cute. Nah, we have lots of barbie places here - all indoors. Some places have big smokers out back. Baby Back Shak has a site I should have linked to, where they have photos of racks and racks of ribs on the cooker, and dozens of chicken pieces and briskets, etc. Good stuff. damn. I'm going there for lunch!

myron - OK, by popular demand, you shall have the smokin' pig. Red Bryant's was on Jefferson, right? Marvelous brick structure that now houses the superb Mexican restaurant "El Ranchito," which has the best Mole Chicken in town. I'll get an image of that place for you soon, Myron. I'm probably going over to Oak Cliff today.

Crap, now I have a dilemma: Do I want Mole chicken for lunch, or some marvelous brisket? Hmmmm.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Myron said...

phlegm said "Crap, now I have a dilemma: Do I want Mole chicken for lunch, or some marvelous brisket? Hmmmm."

Simple answer from a simple mind....Mole chicken for lunch and pick up some brisket for supper.

10:09 AM  
Blogger nongirlfriend said...

I just drove by that the other day!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Dallas sounds like a great place for a meat-eating tour. I missed that, holed up in Sofitel back then. Only went out once with the whole crew from the seminar after all was finished. And at Sofitel, I had to demonstrate my skills at eating a banana with a knief and a fork at breakfast - which I could, thank god, because when I was VERY young, I was very interested in proper manners... Come to think of it, I never did any finger-licking in Texas! YIIIIIKKKEEEESSSS and there's that P word again....

4:11 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

Hello! First off, let me just say Welcome to the DP family! So sorry for being late...was a bit busy these past days. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope to see more photos :)

2nd, i love what your profile says..."grumpy since last century, fabulous since 1965"! So bold and so fun!! I love it!

3rd, just a suggestion, since our blogs all feature photos, we want them to stand out over all the can i suggest you increase the size of your photos when you upload them? I remember in blogger that you have a selection there where you can choose the size of your photos...small, medium or large. You may want to choose medium or large so your photos come out larger :) Just a suggestion hope you don't mind :)

7:27 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

myron - the weird thing is at lunch time I didn't want to drive all the way to Oak Cliff, so I went to a little Japanese eatery in Addison, and then husband took me back to Addison for a debauched meat-feast this evening at Texas de Brazil. We drank a toast to the vegetarians of the world who leave more meat for us. YEE HAW! and actually, I've now gotten weeks' worth of meat-eating jollies.

nongirlfriend - were you going to Lee Harvey's or something?

meg - the Dallas/Fort Worth area has more restaurants per capita than any other metropolitan area in the USA, and yes, in fact, we are very much into the meat end of the dietary scale. Hence the great success of Churrascaria (Brazilian steak houses) of which there are several chains in Dallas. Never did any finger-licking in Dallas? Sacrilege! Listen honey, next time you're in town, I'm buying you a proper meal, ok? Just let me know, and we'll roll out the red carpet for you.

anne - Thanks so much, and I'm loving the opportunity to share my favorite little things about Dallas. And of course, your suggestion is very much appreciated - I 've been thinking I was making my photo files too small, so i will definitely step it up. Glad you like the profile! Thanks again for the welcome, and I look forward to acquainting myself with more DP blogs around the world!

10:13 PM  
Blogger nongirlfriend said...

Nope, on a job interview.

But I love Lee Harvey's. Wanna take one of the babies there someday.

2:58 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

nongirlfriend - funny - I was taking my doglet to the dog park at White Rock Lake yesterday when I drove by BBS to snap the smokin' pig, and I would have stopped for a drink with her at Lee Harvey's, except that there was no one there yet - too early, I suppose. Would it be too crazy to take all the babies-- you have 3, right-- do you think they'd pick fights with the other dogs?

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Hat said...

There might still be a drive through liquor and fried chicken place at the corner of Lamar and Corinth. I used to drive past it when I cut through downtown to go to Townview. I was always tempted to stop, but never did.

You can also count on this Baptist church in Richardson on Campbell Rd (by Canyon Creek Dr) for excellent sermon titles. Some of my favorites have been "when parents die," "the lost art of watering camels," and "the church of the holy extension cord." Southern Baptists, they're so intersting.

2:07 PM  

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