Sam's BBQ - Perceptor's Photo Report
- Perceptor Apr 3, 2008 01:46 PM
another recommendation from Honey Bee.... Sam's BBQ on east 12th.....
i gotta tell ya... as my cab was stopping for Sam's bbq, i was kinda scared to get out... the restaurant looks like a shack.... there were couple dudes that were approaching our taxi but i dont think they even work for Sam's BBQ... but we did get out of the taxi and we had some DAMN GOOD MUTTON BBQ!!!! i have never had mutton bbq before... it was fatty, smokey, and insanely delicious...
Enjoy the photo report: http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=9...
Not quite a husband and wife team. Wanda is the boss and pitmaster and is kin to the namesake Sam -- who is deceased. Aaron is the fellow, but is not related to Wanda or Sam, by marriage or otherwise.
I agree with Tom--come back to Austin and hit Sam's about 3 am after a night of cocktails. Really hits the spot.
Pereceptor, since it seems we share similar tastes in food, I am going to hit you up for recommendations in LA. I think work may be sending me out that way in a couple of months. I'll post on the LA board when I know for sure.
Nice report, as always, Perceptor. Brings back great memories. As I've posted before, we did a BBQ taste-off around Austin during a family celebration a couple of years ago, and Sam's won hands-down that day. We loved the brisket -- moist, tender, smoky, just excellent. Chicken was good, ribs were about an hour away from being ready so we had to pass on them. Didn't know about the mutton -- next trip.
not as good when it's "on" as at MOONLITE in owensboro, ky, aka the mutton bbq capital, but still great stuff.
i love SAMS, can't wait for next week when i'll be in austin again. nice pics, thx.
Looking at those mutton shots I should report you for hard-core food pornography ! :-) This place I have to get to!! Even the brown vinyl booths and gumball machines are signs of something good afoot here. Hard not to drool over the photos I must say.