Big Red Car here. The Boss missed breakfast — which is really not like him — and had a very late lunch.
Feeling a bit sorry for himself, I suspect, he treated himself to a bit of his favorite Q — Texas Barbecue, that is.
It was about 3:30 PM and his favorite place, Green Mesquite, was empty. Only one other person in the place. Just about perfect. Damn good service.
Well, Hell, look who is in the picture — that’s me — the Big Red Car. Top down, shining out, looking good and getting ready to have some good old fashioned Texas BBQ. Go ahead, click on the picture and see the Big Red Car in all of my glory.
So what are we having today? Well, you now it’s Texas barbecue but what kind, darling?
And there you have it. Click on the picture and you can smell. I promise. Hehe.
Do you know what you are really seeing?
1. Barbecue brisket, no sauce, just as tender as pudding. Well, The Boss will put just a tiny dab of sauce on it for the additional piquant taste.
2. Cole slaw, potato salad with some pickles and onions. Homemade.
3. A sausage link wrapped in a tortilla — inside the white paper on the plate.
4. A nice tart Arnold Palmer (unsweetened tea and lemonade) with that lovely Green Mesquite pellet ice. In a cup big enough for even a Big Red Car.
And that sausage wrap?
So that sausage link is wrapped in a nice soft flour tortilla warmed up on the grill with onions, pickles and just a splash of sauce. That sausage will have a nice snap when The Boss puts his teeth into it. And, maybe, if he is lucky and asked for it — just a bit of jalapeno inside.
[Now this is secret stuff — Green Mesquite and Austin.] Remember when I put stuff in [brackets], it is secret and only we — you and me — can actually see it.
But in a couple of weeks, all those geeks will be here for SXSW (South by Southwest) and they will eating some delicious Green Mesquite barbecue, if they are smart. And those geeks, they are brilliant. So get to Green Mesquite early.
But, hey, what the Hell do I know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car.