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Meshack’s Bar-B-Que Shack

Photograph by Daniel Vaughn

They keep the menu simple at Meshack’s: besides the brisket, there are pork ribs, sausage, baked beans, potato salad, and turkey legs. The ribs are prepared with a spicy dry rub and have a nice, smooth crust; each flavorful bite pulled gently away from the bone. Meshack’s doesn’t make its own sausage, but the Smokey Denmark links had a nice dark-reddish color, a good snappy bite, a slightly coarse grind, and spicy a kick. Don’t be deterred by the humble setting—this is great barbecue done right.

City: Garland

Cuisine:

Method: Pecan; indirect heat-pit

Pitmaster: Travis Mayes

Pro-tip: Do not fear the sandwich known as Da Jasper.

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 240 E. Avenue B, Garland, TX, 75040

Hours: Tue 10:30-€“5, Wed-€“Sat 10:30-€“7

Phone: 214-227-4748

Year Opened: 2009

Last updated: May 3, 2013

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