Inside, a huge chalkboard menu covers the wall next to the register. The usual suspects are there along with a half dozen sandwich creations. Being so close to the border, there’s also some smoked boudin to be had. The Susie Q sandwich is denoted as the best seller, so of course we added one to our order. A hefty roll held a trio of chopped meats. Brisket, smoked boudin, and a cheap commercial sausage were fused together into a generously proportioned sandwich. The sausage, with a flavor dominated by fat and salt, is hard to enjoy on its own, but worked well as a sandwich binder.
Chuck’s Country Smoke House
If it weren’t for the big, red sign that reads “BBQ” out along FM 1970, I’d probably have passed Chuck’s Smoke House. It’s a few miles southwest of Carthage in East Texas, near the shores of Lake Murvaul. A metal bull mounted to the roof and hand painted lettering on