texas brisket and a surprise

Any Texan will gladly tell you that beef is the only meat there is, even for barbecue. The gold standard being, of course, brisket. And it would be redundant to call it beef brisket, right? So on a recent trip to Wichita Falls, Texas, I investigated a little further. I have to say that life is different with the smart phone. Far fewer questions, less doubt, greater awareness of what’s around you. Take the yelp application for iPhone. This app will show you what there is to eat immediately around with real-time updates as you move around. If you want to view by category, that’s easy enough. And when you find what you’re looking for, just find the instructions, and you get a GPS-based map that takes you exactly where you want to go. No reason to be a block away from something great and settle for something average.

So, thanks to Yelp, we found a place called Prine’s, a family run joint that’s been there for years.

Known for brisket, and of all things, pimento cheese. It really seemed almost like fate that a SOWEGA boy would find pimento cheese in Texas, but there it was. The woman standing in line behind me (after commenting how surprised she was that I found this place) was there to pick up a tub of pimento cheese to transport hours away for her parents who used to live there but moved in later years.

Not the greatest picture, but you get the gist. A huge tub of pimento cheese sold in bulk, coupled with some beef brisket (unpictured) constituted the bulk of my meal. Oh and Lone Star beer.

And just to prove that your equipment shouldn’t make a difference, here’s their smoker. Instant classic, we’ll be back!

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