|All photos by Jim Rossman|
It's a great day when I get to eat at a new place.
Today, Jack Perkins, owner of local burger joint Maple and Motor, opened the doors to The Slow Bone Barbeque, his new barbecue restaurant at 2234 Irving Blvd. at the base of the new Sylvan Ave. bridge near the Design District in Dallas.
Jack won the brisket competition at last year's Meat Fight and announced his plans to open Slow Bone late last year.
Well, today was the day.
I was tenth in line when the doors opened this morning and the line remained steady for the duration of my lunch.
Jack came out to open the doors and welcome everyone.
My penalty for eating early today was I missed out on a few of the meats that weren't ready just yet.
I got a three-meat plate of brisket, baby back ribs and chicken.
Sides looked great and the plates come with two, so I chose a green bean casserole with very fresh green beans and a cauliflower and brussel sprout casserole.
Bread choices included hushpuppies, which I love, and sauce was served on the side.
Jack told me they'll never sauce the meat at Slow Bone and he was dead serious.
There is also a special thin spicy sauce was a tangy-vinegary treat.
The spicy sauce was located at a small bar that included sweet pickles, chow chow and purple onions.
Drinks were of the Dublin variety.
I was quite pleased with lunch, but I'll wait on the thoughts of the rest of the Posse and a few more visits before start to think about where Slow Bone ranks.
Jack was nice enough to take me around to see Miss Jessie, his huge Oyler pit.
Service was cafeteria style and the food is served on old school cafeteria trays, which is a great touch.
More on this place in the coming weeks.
The Slow Bone Barbeque, 2234 Irving Blvd., Dallas, 214-377-7727. Open daily 11am-3pm.