While at the CiRCE conference this summer, my gal pals and I wanted to be sure to taste some Texas BBQ. Of course we really had no idea where to go…The hotel staff was very, very unhelpful in this area. They kept recommending regular chains, old stuff that we have here in CA. Do they not eat BBQ? Doesn’t everyone in Texas eat BBQ all the time?!?
So we just did what any wise traveler would do-we turned to Google, and Google gave us a gem! Now I must admit that with a name like Pizzitola’s BBQ, I was a bit wary of the whole idea. Then the Google directions steered us wrong and we had no idea where we were. Thanks to some very nice Houstonians sitting outside a store in their rocking chairs, we found our way. The Pizzitola building is old and very non-descript, but once the server came…
This place became wonderful! We all loved the wait staff and they loved us. They were utterly delighted to host 5 gals from CA and hoped that their BBQ would meet our expectations. It did. We all chose different meat samplers, but I had the ribs and brisket (each you heart out Giselle!) Wonderful, wonderful smoked meats.
The manager stopped by frequently to check on us and chat a bit about the restaurant. The charm factor only increased when we found out it has been there smoking these tender meats since 1935.
The staff was only happy to jump into our picture; they gave us the best times to return for more BBQ before we left, and they lamented the fact that these really fun ladies live so far away…our waitress would miss us. 🙂
Oh, but the one surprise of the night was the bread plate we were served. When a stack of 5 slices of Wonder Bread (well, it might have been Texas style WB since the slices seemed a bit thick…) hit the table, we were in shock. None of us had seen this before nor could we even imagine that people really ate this at a restaurant.
But they do. I was served Wonder Bread the next night at another BBQ joint…