Steak is to Oklahoma, as BBQ is to Texas. Brisket, specifically. So, before I flew out of Dallas to head home, I went in search of the best BBQ in the city.
The result that seemed easiest for me to get to in the amount of time I had was Lockhart Smoke House. Once I finally found parking, I walked through to the back of the restaurant to the counter to order.
The menu isn't large. You can get brisket, pork ribs, half a chicken, and sausage, with a few sides: potato salad, mac & cheese, baked beans, deviled eggs and more.
The guys at the counter cut off a hunk of brisket, wrap it up in butcher paper and ring me up. I picked up a side of potato salad out of the cooler and went to pay. Fun fact: My card got declined. Oklahoma wasn't a trigger, but Texas was. So, whoops.
I got my package of butcher paper and headed out in the dining room. Fortunately, there, you can get some BBQ sauce and forks.
So, the brisket was pretty good. I did dip it in sauce, which I know is like the worst possible thing I could do. But, it was GOOD this way. I avoided some of the burnt edges that were just charred smoke or the fatty pieces. But beyond that, I could fashion a nice little sandwich from the bread, the meat and the sauce.
The potato salad on the side was a good choice because it was cool and helped temper some heat of the sauce. It even had some brisket inside!
Good meal overall. Heavy on the carnivore. Excuse me while I go eat salads for the next month.