Last weekend I happened to be near Dixie’s Barbecue on East Hastings just east of Main Street.
I ordered the quarter pound of in-house smoked brisket and a quarter pound of smoked pork butt. As an interesting aside, did you know that the “pork butt” is a cut of meat from the front shoulder of a pig? It actually has nothing to do with the pig’s “butt”.
I added a side of the mac and cheese. And all of the “build it yourself” menu items come with a small bowl of pickles and hot peppers. And of course two slices of white bread “to soak up all the barbecue juices”.
I thought that the shelf full of wood was part of the decor; nope. It is the wood they use to burn in their smoker. A smoker that is 100% wood – they do not use gas or electricity to get the wood burning and smoking. Apparently they are the only barbecue joint in the city that is 100% wood-fired barbecue.
I have to admit – my photos of my food from Dixie’s are terrible. I was so busy taking pictures of the restaurant and talking bourbon with the bartender that I just plain forgot to get “good” pictures of my food.
I could only eat half the brisket even though it was probably the best brisket I have had in this city so I took the leftovers home and warmed the brisket up in a pan, slid an egg I had cooked overeasy onto a slice of toast and I had an outrageous breakfast.
- Dixie’s Barbecue is located at 33 East Hastings Street
- Phone 778-379-4770