Sunday, May 11, 2014

I love grilled food I can admit it. I don't think I would qualify as an expert on what quality Barbecue is. I have never gone to Famous Dave's. It didn't really reach out to me in that way until I saw the commercial for these burnt ends. I have become a fan of brisket and that crunchy outer layer is divine. I knew at some point I had to have some and so I ordered some for carry out.

They forgot the cheese at first so I had to wait for another 10 minutes for someone to remember to put the cup of cheese into my box. After that I headed home to give it a taste. First of all these things look just great. Perfect grilled look and smoke with a nice char. The sauce was poured on pretty much perfectly, not excessively drowning the ends nor leaving them too bare. The sauce itself had some tang to it and a very minor bit of hit, almost unnoticeable even.It was sweet and sticky and good.

The ends themselves might have had more fatty pieces and bits than I like which makes me feel like the brisket could generally be trimmed a little more before cooking but the majority of the pieces had a better ratio of meat to fat and none were tough. They all had really good flavor and the sauce complimented them well. Dipping it into the cheese was interesting. It wasn't bad but it didn't seem to be as smoky as I thought it would have been and while it has pieces of jalapeno peppers in it, the heat could have been a little higher. In the end I dipped the slim fried onions that came with it into the cheese and enjoyed the ends by themselves.

Rating: 8/10 (with the cheese 9/10 without)

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