Sunday, August 23, 2015

Feedstore BBQ ~ Southlake, Texas

First published June 29, 2008 and updated with a recent visit.

It's been awhile since we headed over to the Feedstore in Southlake. How about some good old fashioned barbeque?

Food: Well it's barbeque, so it gets down to how they do with the marinates and the smoking. To date, we've tried the ham, hot links, beef brisket (chopped and sliced), turkey, pork ribs, chicken, and pulled pork (though it appears their hamburgers are popular as well). We've been pleased with most of these selections, and at this point, I think the chicken and pulled pork comes the most recommended. They have a nice variety of sides, including what I think to be the best dirty rice I've had at a barbecue place. The Feedstore also has two sauces, one spicy and one mild... the former has a small kick to it. On a January, 2014 visit, I noted: "On this visit I tried the smoked chicken and pulled pork in addition to the hot link. The chicken didn't quite measure up to the Cousins/Back Forty standard, but it was still very good. The pulled pork is some of the best I've had in a long time. And the dirty rice and spicy beans continue to be amongst the best sides served in all of DFW. Mrs. RJG had a chopped brisket sandwich, and it too was quite good." While I really enjoy Feedstore, there are better barbecue joints in the area. But definitely worth a visit now and again.

Location: The Feedstore location on White Chapel Rd could not be any better. On a winding two lane stretch, with magnificent estates on either side, comes a wide place in the road that houses an old wood store, circa 1950. These aren't the typical McMansions that dot the area, but rather opulent palaces, many of them a visual definition that the TV show Dallas portrayed in the 80s. Add to that a large open grazing land for cattle, and you have the picture perfect setting for an outdoor BBQ roadhouse. In this setting, the Feedstore BBQ is as anachronistic as one could possibly fathom. It really was an old feedstore, that served the local ranches and farms that for many years were predominant in the area. And major credit should go to the owners, and the town, for having the foresight and vision that an old barbecue stand sitting in a field of stately mansion ranches is an attractive feature. If you have guests from out of town, and they are looking for some place "distinct and local", I would make a beeline over to Southlake and its historic Feedstore BBQ.

Notes: The new Feedstore is now also open in Keller! They completely gutted and remodeled the old Up n' Smoke location in the old town, that we featured here prior. I have been once, with the RJG's official Mom, and we enjoyed it, but we prefer the atmosphere of the Southlake location.

Rating: 3.5

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Hours: Mon-Thu 11:00am - 8:30pm; Fri-Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

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1 comment:

Joe T. said...

I've never been to Cousins, but for barbeque in the area the Feed Store is far and away #1. There is not a lot of great competition in Southlake however.

It's good food.