Friday, April 16, 2010

Hanging Out at Baker's Ribs


Baker's Ribs
4844 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

Katie and I went on vacation to Dallas for five days in April. Our purpose for the trip was to see the sights, go to a hockey and baseball game, and of course find and sample the best food that big D has to offer. This is part three of seven in our Dallas series. So sit back, put on your boots and enjoy this special edition of Eating My Way Through Dallas.

Baker's was not on our original list of places to try. We had just missed going to a taco place for lunch, because we spent way too much time at Southfork Ranch. But the night before when we were at the Angry Dog, we saw another Baker's Ribs place, and it smelled so good, that I really wanted to try it. Lets see if the smell matches the food.


Katie and I were going to be eating dinner in a few hours, so we just split this one plate of food. We got the Three Meat Combo plate. Lets go in for a closer look.


 
First stop the ribs. These were of course the star of the show. The ribs were cooked perfectly with a little bit of char on the outside, and the meat fell off the bone with just a slight tug. The meat was so tender and the sauce was applied in just the right amount. Wow, I can not say enough about these ribs, other than I wish I would of had more. The picture above is how a rib should look after eating one, the meat should come off clean. Wish the places in Orange county could get this right.   
 
 
The second of our two meats was the Hot Sausage. This sausage was not really hot, it had more of a smoky flavor. Decent sausage, not the best I have ever had, but okay. It was made better when I added some of the bbq sauce to it.
 
 
The last of our meat trifecta was the sliced beef. This was also very tender and you could taste the hickory in the meat. Very good beef here. Again I wish I could have had more of this, or maybe in a sandwich.
 
 
Now it is on to the sides. This is the potato salad. I am very hard on potato salad, and this is a good one. It really had a nice dill flavor and good consistency. The potatoes were cooked right, and I liked the way they were dressed.
 
 
Another hit was the macaroni and cheese. Good cheesy flavor and creamy. Both Katie and I were fighting over the forkfuls of this.
 
 
Lastly, we had the Fried Pecan Pie. This was good, but it was made fantastic, when we put some soft serve vanilla ice cream over it. A very good end to a great meal.
 
Baker's has six locations in Dallas, one in Houston and two in Minnesota. I am really hoping that they branch out towards California soon. This was definitely one of the best barbeque experiences I have ever had.
 
So with that, out of five little piggys, five being best to zero being worst, Baker's Ribs get four little piggys.
 
For more information on Baker's, look them up here: http://www.bakersribs.com/index.html
 
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