Beef brisket and pulled pork is just what Brussels needed; a Texas BBQ place where no vegetarian
would set foot in, where you can enjoy meat with that unique smoky taste along
with a homemade barbecue sauce and enjoy along with a cold lager.
BBQ spot. The interior is characterized by a charm and decoration known to me
from many other places in other major capitals, but seems to fit the overall
atmosphere: Brick walls, a simple bar (only referring to its look here), wooden
tables, metal chairs with light brown leather backrests and a concrete floor.
Pipes are visible around the place and in general, it has a very industrial
vibe. As opposed to other BBQ places I’ve been to, such as Fette Sau in NYC or
The Beast in Paris, here the waiters come to your table to pick up your order
and are keen to take enough time for each customer to explain everything in
detail and advise you on the different dishes and drinks.
take your parents on a “fancy” night out, whereas the food is just perfect for
a great evening with friends. Food is served on the typical BBQ-tray, but you
have napkins and fancy plates. Maybe it is just the perfect mix?! It’s a great
spot; not too loud not too quiet, easy going and friendly people.
the mixed platter with brisket, ribs,
pulled pork and a lemon-fennel stuffed sausage, a piece of corn bread,
potatoes, homemade zucchini pickles, coleslaw salad and baked turnip. The
brisket was falling apart, melting in your mouth – my favorite. The pulled pork
was tender (could’ve been even more for my taste) – Julia’s favorite – and the
pork ribs were juicy, delicate and falling of the bone – Lara’s favorite.
Kilian, the only guy amongst our little group, was a fan of the brisket as well,
but was basically a fan of everything. The meat here is not just meat. It’s
high quality produce from France and the US. It’s special American cuts all
slow cooked in a smoker that the owners Gabriel and Agathe imported straight
from Dallas. They studied the art of smoking beef in Texas for quite a while,
before fulfilling their dream and opening their own place here in Brussels.
Both Parisians, (Not Paris, Texas, though) the art of cuisine is in their blood
and you can feel this. Also worth mentioning is the loaded Nachos that we
ordered as a starter: a huge pile of Nachos with a remarkable amount of sour
cream, guacamole, cheese, jalapenos and pulled beef and pork on top. Although
very delicious, together with the Meat
Porn platter and an extra dish of beef
brisket it was a lot.
order from and Agathe is happy to give advice on those and to find the perfect
match for you. We tried a Bourbon and one Whisky based on Rye, oh man I slept
well that night.
dishes. They were nothing really special: the potatoes being a bit too oily and
the coleslaw salad lacked a bit of dressing or should’ve been kept in it a bit
longer to soak in the flavor. Also, but that’s my personal taste, I’d like to
see a BBQ sauce on the table that’s more intense, more smoky with a stronger
taste of whisky. Will I be back? Oh, yes, if possible next week. What about the
price? I think the price is fair! I left the place with a bill of 32 Euro,
including a shared starter, a remarkable amount of meat, a beer and a Whisky.
That’s quite fair, isn’t it?
Good to know: The crew is very nice and responsive in terms of
bookings. Just be aware that 50% of the seats can be reserved each night and
the other half is up for grabs, first-come-first-serve.
Price: Around 25 Euro for a dinner with drinks