Less is never more when it comes to Texas barbecue. Which might just make this one of the best weeks of the year.
This first-ever "official" Texas Barbecue Week is here — declared so by Texas Monthly.
More than 50 barbecue restaurants across the state are participating in the week, with each serving up a special featured “Texas Barbecue Week Plate."
Five barbecue spots in the greater Houston area are taking part: Virgie’s Bar-B-Que, Ray’s BBQ Shack, Brooks’ Place in Cypress, Corkscrew BBQ in Spring and Leon’s World Finest in Galveston.
Here are the plates and prices being offered:
Virgie’s Bar-B-Que (Houston):
- 1/2 rack baby back ribs and two sides - $10.99
Ray’s BBQ Shack (Houston):
- Four meat plate with choice of ribs, beef, sausage, chicken or rib tips, plus two sides (beans, potato salad, fried corn on the cob, coleslaw, macaroni salad, spicy rice or cucumber salad) - $13.75
Brooks’ Place (Cypress):
- Brisket, ribs and pulled pork plate - $15.99
Corkscrew BBQ (Spring):
- Sampler platter of all meats, approximately three pounds - $24.95
Leon’s World Finest In & Out Bar-B-Que (Galveston):
- Beef brisket, spare ribs, chicken, potato salad and coleslaw - $16.24
- Link, spare ribs, spicy rice and macaroni-n-cheese - $12.99
And don’t worry, they have figured out a way to make those calories count. A portion of the money raised from the sales of the plates will be donated to the non-profit, Foodways Texas.