Thursday, August 9, 2012
SMOKIN' OKIES IF YA GOT'EM
Most days they are setup at Covell and Kelly in Edmond which is difficult for me to get to during lunch but recently they have been parking in or near the downtown OKC area at least once a week.
The first time I tried to find them at the OU Health Science Children's Hospital but couldn't find them until it was too late. Then when I found out they were parking at Elemental Coffee at 8th & Hudson I made plans to catch them the next week only to find out they had bent an axle on their trailer and they were out of commission.
So finally I see them post that the trailer is repaired and they will be at 8th and Hudson and I make plans to bag and tag the last Q-Trailer I'm aware of in Oklahoma City.
They offered brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and chicken. I crossed off the chicken and went with the other three with seasoned green beans and potato salad. They couldn't fit it all in the clam shell so you'll have to keep reading to see a pic of the brisket.... Or you could just stop reading and scroll down until you find it. Whatever makes you happy.
Unfortunately I can't say I was a fan of Smokin' Okies brisket. It was chopped up in small chunks which was probably a good thing because it had a bit of chew to it. I can't imagine it would have been easy to eat in a sliced form. I really didn't think it had a lot of flavor either.
On the plus side, despite being sauced, the pieces I was able to taste without sauce were really tasty. Ok, the pieces I tasted with the sauce were tasty too but the sauce wasn't necessary in my opinion.
Next time I will ask for it nekkid.
They have a sweet glaze with a really salty rub. I liked the sweet and salty but it was just a touch too salty and I can't say with 100% certainty but it almost tasted like Tony Chachere's was used.
It was an interesting taste profile and I will definitely be going back to try them again. The ribs I was served were from the small end so maybe next time I'll get some from the middle of the rack.