2009: We arrived at Duke’s at 9:05 with what we thought was plenty of time considering their website says they’re open until 10:00 on Fridays, but the sign on the door displayed their new hours, which end at 9:00. The drive-thru was the only option, and they only had brisket and sausage left, so we got a bit of each. Back at a friend’s house we opened the containers to find some good looking brisket and some grocery store grade sausage. The brisket was a bit tough, but the crust and smoke line were prominent. The meat was smoky all the way through each slice, and the overall flavor was good. The fatty sausage had a fine grind with little flavor at all. Based on the brisket, I’d like to get back here to try a full offering of meats in their prime.