Monday, July 12, 2010
City Jewel: Dallas-Ft. Worth
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North Main BBQ
406 North Main
Euless, TX 76039
The Rundown: North Main represents the essence of Texas bbq. This Dallas-suburb eatery has it all…the rustic look, the “Best BBQ Anywhere” sign, and the haunting smoky aroma that slaps you in the face upon entry. Admittedly, I was drawn to this place by the power of advertising. North Main was featured for their ribs on the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate”. Even more intriguing than the food was the older gentleman who runs the place…Hubert Green. He projected such a confident attitude on television and I wanted to see this guy in person.
The Food: Let's get one thing straight right off the bat…these were not the best ribs in the world, but they were VERY good. The best ribs in the world are located at Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City (and are the inspiration for this blog). North Main’s ribs are extremely lean, with an outer crust that is seasoned extremely well. Before I get to the rest of the food, it’s important to know how things run at North Main. You walk in, grab a white or black Styrofoam plate and proceed to the line of plentiful meats and sides. The white plate represents an “all-you-can-eat” experience. The black plate is half the cost but only gets you a sandwich and side. Guess which plate I grabbed? I went for it all: ribs, brisket, sausage, pulled pork, chopped beef, potato salad, and slaw. That’s it…no frills, and I think it's a great concept. As I stated, the ribs were fabulous. The pulled pork and brisket were very good, and were helped out by the tasty bbq sauce. The sausage was one notch above terrible. The sides were nothing special…not bad, but certainly not memorable. It was obvious the ribs were the main attraction, and for me they were great.
The Price: North Main is a fat man’s paradise…$12 for as much bbq as you can stuff in your pie hole. That price simply can not be beat…especially when you take into account the quality of food.
The Overall Opinion: I loved my experience at North Main. The food was great and I enjoyed watching the workers run the show. Those slabs of ribs were treated like Rembrandts, with the artist (Hubert) himself watching over everything like a hawk.
Helpful Hints: North Main is only open on the weekends. The parking lot is tight, but we had no trouble finding a spot. Just a warning…you will feel like an absolute fat pig after this meal. Wear something loose and have a jug of water for your unquenchable thirst. It felt like someone threw sand in my mouth for the rest of the day.