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Caroline’s Quality and Quantity Bar-B-Que

Twenty years ago, Arthur Yarbough’s family was trying to develop a recipe for beef links. Arthur doesn’t sugarcoat his recollections of his older sisters’ attempts: “They wasn’t worth nothing.” So he gave it a try. It took some time and effort, but now Arthur’s beef links are a weekend staple in the small town of Kountze, about thirty minutes north of Beaumont.

We loved these links straight out of the casing, or squeezed onto slice of white bread. They offer a tomato-heavy dirty rice with ground beef, which is only improved by adding some of the link filling. The links are also quite large, which Yarbough explains is so he doesn’t have to hand-stuff so many of them. As first we balked at the $8.75 price tag for a link sandwich, but as “Quality and Quantity” in the name suggests, we got about a pound and a half of beef links with two slices of bread.

City: Kountze


Method: Red oak in an offset smoker

Pitmaster: Arthur Yarbough

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 320 E. Third, Kountze, TX, 77625

Hours: F-Sat 10:30 - Sold Out (around 5:00)

Phone: (409) 246-8050

Year Opened: 2001

Last updated: May 3, 2013