Monday, June 27, 2011

Texas Barbeque!

Texas is known for a lot of things, and barbeque is definitely one of them.  Now, not any old barbeque joint will do...
Sorry, Porky's!
No, when I'm craving great barbeque, I drive into Dallas to meet a friend for lunch.  We hit Mike Anderson's, north of the downtown area in Dallas' medical district on Harry Hines Blvd.


It's been known to get kinda crowded with lines out the door.

What do I get when I'm there?  Glad you asked...
It comes with butter, cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, chives and your choice of barbeque meat.
Here it is my way, with chopped brisket, no sour cream or chives.
In 'Mike-speak', that's a "monster, no cream, no green" with chopped beef.
I don't put barbeque sauce on it either, but add extra butter (ar-ter-ies-har-den-ing-as-we-speak...)
Can I get an "Amen!"?
And my friend?  She gets her version of cornbread pie. 
Cornbread 'casserole' which includes cheese and jalapenos and lord knows what else, topped with sweet beans (instead of regular beans), cheese, no chives, and topped with chopped brisket and sauce.

Okay, if I've totally got you salivating, the good news is:
Order any of their meats by the pound!

Okay, with a full belly, it's time to head through downtown to catch the highway towards home...
(A bit of personal trivia, I used to work in that 'keyhole' building at one point in my career.)

Bye, bye Dallas!
See ya next time!  P.S.  I don't miss your daily commute!

73 comments:

Clint said...

Now, this is what I call a BLOG! This is something we can all agree on. This is Texas. This is Americana. And I don't wanna hear any complainin' from anybody sayin' it's not good for you. Poor things have never been to heaven. But good BBQ is the next best thang.

Deb said...

woo hoo....looks yummy....I've never tried them....

Jill said...

Wow! Now my tummy is growling.

Allison said...

Yum - yum - yum! I'd have smothered it with cream and green, though. Hold any beans or meat. The BBQ Allison-style would have sauce ONLY. And lots of it!

Thanks for the American lunch...felt like I was there with you!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Amen and Aleluia for your plate!!! I would have the sour cream on top of it all - butter included. No barbecue sauce either. Yummmm... I'm hungry now.

Glad you had a good time, friend.
xxxxxxx

Louise said...

Oh my, that looks good. But, you're right, it's heart attack food, for sure. Still, every once in a while, you gotta break the rules and have something just makes you feel good. That's a big city. Bet you're glad you can look out of the window and see Priscilla and company every day, and not tall, cold buildings.

Cindy said...

I know I'd love Mike's! OMG, those plates of food look so DANG good!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

All I could think of was WOW!!!! and it's a good thing it's located in Dallas' medical district, because it really does look 'heart stopping' and looks just amazing!!! I really love good barbeque (no doubt my Texas heritage!!) and I would LOVE to try this!!!

Melodie said...

Oh that looks good! It would be worth driving through Dallas for,lol!

Sandra said...

that is one big plate of taters and BBQ. think i can smell it. a long drive for lunch/dinner. like the skyline shot. and why would Porkys have a rooster and not a pig is my thought.

Montanagirl said...

That plate of potatoes and barbecue looks delicious! Sounds like a terrific place to go eat.

forestwalk/laura k said...

that's the biggest damn potato i've ever seen...or is the plate desert size? just kidding...i know it's not...it's texas...where they do everything BIG right?!!

anyway...that meal looks like it could hold you over for a few days! YEAH! AMEN!!
(love the sign about the flies & AC. ha!)

Roan said...

Daughter has been asking me to go to Dallas with her in late July. Your post just clinched the deal, I'm going. Honestly, there is no BBQ better than Texas BBQ. Back in the day (early 80's) I was manager and part owner of Texas BBQ, which was located where a parking lot exists now. It is across the street to the south of The Bank of America Plaza (or as I call it, the green x building) between the Greyhound bus station and McDonald's. I loved working downtown, but progress shut us down. Love the shots of downtown. Homesick now. ;(

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That food looks and sounds delicious,even at 7:30 AM.

Michelle said...

That looks like good eating! Lol...about Mike's sign. ;)

Jan n Jer said...

Oh MY!!!! Now that says Texas all over!!! How in the world can you eat all thats on your plate. Bet you always take home a doggie bag!!! It all looks so tempting n good!

Snappy Di said...

Have to say that both plates of food look mighty tasty. Sometimes it's not about what's good or bad for you, but what tastes good on the palate. YUM

DI

Millie said...

There better not be goat on that menu!

Texan said...

mmm well. I am not sure I could eat there. Do they have any greenery? LOL. But my DH would LOVE that place! But I do see they have the good kind of pickles! Oh wait is that a baked potato, well heck I am good to go then! Missed that on the first look LOL

I haven't been in forever but I LOVE the fabric district off Harry Hines. Now that I am thinking about it it makes me want to go. Maybe after canning season is done!

stardust said...

Barbeque looks like part of your culture. I'm amazed how one portion is large amount. I don't think I can eat up. Could you? Anyway, you made me hungry. Thank you for this enjoyable post. I enjoyed your company through your words and photos.

Sylvia K said...

Looks delicious and now I'm starving!! Great shots of my old home town! Enjoy your day!!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

Ok, now I have to go eat breakfast! That looked good!

Judy said...

That place looks awesome! We could have had BBQ everyday when we were down there....Hey I think we almost did ;0
In August we're heading to Texas to move the girls and on our way home we are going to the Dallas area to visit a friend there. I think we just might have to check out this place.
Now I'm going to be craving BBQ all day :))

Pam said...

Amen! delete the meat and add a lot of greens and sour cream would be my way. Quite filling and worth the drive I'm sure.

hugs,
Pam

Changes in the wind said...

Next time you go I am going to hide in you purse:)

Zondra Art said...

Great and interesting post, I lake it!
Kisses and nice day.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh my -- it's only 9:00 a.m. here, but I could eat some of that NOW! :)

Pricilla said...

Hmmm, the publicist's marriage was established in the same year as the barbecue establishment.

wayside wanderer said...

That looks yummy! Growing up we used to frequent Bodacious BBQ. I just liked saying it. =) I need that sign for my house. Dang flies.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Those last photos remind me of the words to a song that Marshall introduced to me ("Truckin'" by Grateful Dead): "Dallas, got a soft blue sheen".

My hubby & I visited that area a couple of times. Went to the Winston/Sprint Cup races!

Ms. ~K said...

I'll have what the lady is having, please!!!! :)

missing moments said...

Hear you on the commute! Always nice to head out of town back to green space! Love Mike's sign! OMG .. the food looks like to die for!

Liesl said...

Wow,that's my kinda lunch,except driving home on a full belly through all that traffic!! I would have gone with the sour cream,I crave it lately! Thanks for sharing this Teresa!

Debbie said...

woooohoooo food pictures!!!

our BEST bbq place is called "hickery hog" and it is awesome.

stay tuned....i may blog about it!!!

p.s......you have a lil bbq sauce on your face!!!

don said...

I've never seen such fabulous looking food BBQ or otherwise. Those plates look SO good! Fine series of this famous place. The keyhole building is a nice, unique instantly-recognizble place on the skyline.
Fine series.

Kathy said...

There's just nothing like Texas BBQ brisket!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Food porn! You have taken this blog to a new level of excellance. What great looking meals, which may make for two meals out of one for me. I like it we you sometimes take us on a trip away from the big round house. Wonderful post TWG.

Farm Girl said...

Made me drool all over the keyboard and it isn't even 9:00 A.m. and I am ready for BBQ. You know I do love Dallas. It is cool you can see that building you worked in from your car in the last shot. I bet you don't miss your commute. When I go to my parents we always fly into Dallas. Then rent a car.
If I ever move, it will be to Texas.
Great Post!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That looks so GOOD! Glad I do not live near that place. The signage and lingo is hilarious.

Woody said...

Good thing it's in the medical district!! I love good BBQ and all geographical varieties.

Bob Bushell said...

I don't like burgers, in fact, I am a vege! I like the journey and the photos of it.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I'll take some cornbread pie....YUM!

Gary said...

I actually miss Texas BBQ as it is unique!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Flora said...

Oh dear...that looks tooo delicious!! Hmmm wonder when I'll be in Texas??

heyBJK said...

That BBQ looks awesome! We have some great BBQ joints here in Kentucky. One of them is called "Butt Rub BBQ". The employees all wear t-shirts that say "Follow me for a Butt Rub".

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I am now wiping the drool from my chin. Time to visit TX again I think.

Lila said...

Yummmmm....... I spent quite a bit of my childhood on a spread between Austin and Bastrop. Brisket is still a favorite dish. Yummmmm...... Making me hungry!

Samantha said...

I love BBQ from everywhere...

I looove a loaded potato, even better when the potato is french fried. ;)
Now I'm starving!!!

Robin said...

T, wow, that's some tater!
Thanks for the tour, it was great.

Gone Country said...

Mercy! Those were Texas-sized portions too! Looked yummy! There are some things that are worth the drive and that looked like one of them!

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

That sure looks good but real barbecue comes from North Carolina. Guess I shouldn't have typed that within range of the wife. She says real barbecue comes from Kansas City!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love that 'door' sign!
I've never had barbeque in TX but there was a place in Newnan, GA that I still crave one of their sandwiches. It was a little hole in the wall with the fire pits out back.

Andrew said...

Just home from work and wondering what to eat.
I see your blog....
Now going out to get myself a takeaway meal... full of bad stuff.
Bad stuff always tastes wonderful.

farmer said...

OH YUMMY!!!

pattisjarrett said...

Time to eat! Looks yummy, but I'd have to walk home to burn off all those calories!

Ali said...

OK, I moved from the UK right to Dallas TX in '97 and boy it was a shock but I loved it there. The food is awesome!!! I loved the TexMex the most and couldn't understand what the deal was when I got to GA and it just wasn't the same!!!
Texas, it's a whole 'nother country!

Paula said...

I've been to Dallas a few times but just have to stay down here in south Texas with the cows and turtles. Course we have our barbeque next town over so we're good.

Winchester said...

I've been to Mike's! It was so much potato!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh Momma! Lunch sure looked good! I would love some good B-B-Q but that's just not what Philly's known for:@)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my! I can tell I need to make myself a trip to Big D!!

Tammy said...

haha...looks like a great place to go!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

holy canoli! that spud looks goooood! I might have to try making one of those suckers.

And you know its a cool dive when they have signs like that. LOVE.IT!

Rose said...

Oh, my goodness, I am starved now!

bon bon said...

omg, that's a lot of food! i'm not gonna let hubby see this post because he had to fix his own dinner tonight...ramen noodles.

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

Amen Sister! That potato looks heavenly!!

Dawn said...

Oh wow! That looks so good.
I think if I ate there once- it would become my favorite hangout. Good thing I live 40 hours away;))

Janie2 said...

Hey I would go to PORKY'S anytime. Even if I am still on my diet I would go after seeing the post you made of the tasty dish! Now this is the way to cook!
I like all the signs in the window of Porky's. What a great place, and I bet you found it long ago when you use to work in the city. Now that communte is a whole other story! I KNOW you don't miss that. Why have that Dallas, when you can live in the round house on nature out in the country!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

mmmmm, looks yummy!
...but you always leave me hungry!

thanks for sharing this delicious pictorial tour!

betty xx

nmlong said...

You made me homesick for Anderson's BBQ! We had fun lunches there. Remember when we would have it catered for our group lunches at work? And homesick for the skyline, too. At one time I worked at Plaza of the Americas and would walk across the street to go to the 16th? floor for the fantastic view of Dallas. Good times.

bailey-road.com said...

That cornbread pie looks good to me! Wonderful photo tour!

Sandra Henderson said...

Love my BBQ joints! couldn't get by without them! nothing like TExas BBQ though~! no way! great stuff!
we had a friend smoke some chicken n ribs and bring to us yesterday,so good!~
i take pics of different "joints" too. Love their unique personalities.

Karen said...

WOW, now that looks like some awesome BBQ!! Only I would definitely add in the sour cream. Texas sure does know BBQ.

And now you have me curious. We know very little about you!... what was your former career in that keyhole building? ....

SweetMarie said...

yum yum yum!!! had to click this link to see if I get ideas for Cecil's Texas Style BBQ. :)

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