Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
Restaurant doesn’t quite describe it. The place is more like an entertainment complex. There’s a long bar area with a dozen flat screens surrounding the long oval of a bar top and a huge outdoor stage for live music shows. Think Stubb’s in Austin, but with better barbecue. The menu is basically burgers and barbecue. There is pulled pork, chicken, and hot links along with brisket, and both beef and pork ribs. A generous application of sauce provided most of the character for the pork ribs, and the meat beneath was a bit mushy with a washed out flavor. But the beef rib is standout. At $16.99 for a very large rib and two sides, this might be the best value beef rib in town. There are also a good amount of inventive sides to choose from. Fried green beans (no batter), red chile grits, and well seasoned, crispy fries were all worth ordering again.
Method: Oak and mesquite in a gas-fired rotisserie
At four month old Gas Monkey Bar and Grill, I thought I was walking into a made for T.V. joke where barbecue was going to be the punch line. Muscle car makeover maestro Richard Ray Rawlings started in the business world with an advertising and printing firm in Dallas. He sold that for a bundle …