Sunday, February 5, 2012

Restaurant Review-Big Al's Texas BBQ-Provo, Utah

I am a true Southerner. I have spent the last 36 years of my life in the Southern part of the United States, and I am what you call a "GRIT"
(Girls Raised in The South)
I know my barbeque, and the best part is every place I have visited, I have tried the regional flavor,ie. Kansas City, Memphis, Texas, Oklahoma, etc...I have to say Memphis Style is my favorite. There is something about taking a bunch of spices and sugar, throwing them in a bowl, and rubbing it onto a thick rack of ribs! I dont profess to be a master griller, I just know what I like. Dry rubs! For those of you not familiar with BBQ, Memphis Style is dry rub-doesn't include BBQ sauce(unless you want to put it on afterwards.)

There are some decent BBQ recipes out there. Americas Test Kitchen has a Memphis Style Rib recipe,that is fairly simple, that includes grilling, and finishing in the oven.

Now onto our review. We went to Big Al's Texas BBQ in the middle of the week, about 2pm for lunch. Even at that time, there were patrons getting thier BBQ grub on! My husband got the daily special, which is a type of BBQ sloppy jo, with beef and pork, in thier Texas sauce.
I had a small lunch portion of ribs, with baked beans, and coleslaw, which are both gluten free sides. Sorry to say, I found out the fries are not GF. FYI-they do have a list by the cash register of items that are gluten free.

The beef ribs were tender, and fall of the bone. If you like a little bit of heat, I would recommend the Spicy BBQ sauce. The coleslaw was incredibly good, but the baked beans had BBQ meat in them, and I kinda prefer a vegetarian baked bean. My husband gladly inhaled the beans :)

As far as price, this place ain't cheap. My lunch portion of ribs was 13$ and the daily special, was around 8$. On a scale from 1-10, I give this place a 7.

Now onto the next BBQ houses, Tommy's BBQ in Provo, and Sticky Bones, in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Carry on, BBQ lovers!

1 comment:

  1. We had Tommy's BBQ meats on Christmas Eve at our house... it was pretty good! Big Al's Funeral Potatoes were amazing and all their meats were good. Ryan and I got the Feast for 2 (came with 5 meats and 2 sides)!