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Heavy’s Outdoor Bar-B-Que

Photograph by J.C. Reid

Rotisserie or not, this is good brisket. The thick slices had a black crust, and plenty of good fat left on. It was well-seasoned and moist, but cut a bit sloppily. Besides the heavy smoke, the ribs were very good, if a bit toothsome. The peppery bark provided some good heat without being overwhelming. That same peppery rub also graced the juicy pork loin. It went particularly well with the homemade sauce. This thin tomato-based sauce wasn’t too sweet with a nice acidic kick. It was so good it was drinkable.

 

City: Hondo

Cuisine:

Method: Mesquite in an indirect-heat pit and a gas-fired rotisserie

Pitmaster: Darryn "Heavy" Bernal

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 1301 19th St., Hondo, TX, 78861

Hours: Tue-€“Sat 11-€“8, Sun 11-€“3

Phone: 830-426-4445

Year Opened: 2010

Last updated: May 16, 2013

Reviews

  • You forget to mention the amazing trophy skulls all over the wall. I had a great stop here last winter. You review, as always, is right on. I will be back again for sure.

  • Willie Walker

    I stopped in this past Saturday after pulling a 20 hr shift and I over did it when I ordered the three meat meal. Let tell you they are not stingy with the meat. That by far is the best bar b que I’ve had in quite some time and I will be back for more.