Thursday, June 23, 2011


Take-out from Taylor's Texas Style Barbecue
In New Jersey, and the rest of the Northeast, pork barbecue is not a big item.  Being honest, I've never become a fan of places like Smithfield or Moore's.  So when I saw an ad for a new barbecue place, I didn't get excited.  When hubby was away on a fishing trip recently, not wanting to cook, I decided to give Taylor's a try.  The location, practically walking distance from Greenbrier, was just too convenient.

The inside of Taylor's is just what you would expect for a barbecue place:  stripped down and basic with no frills.  They offer plates of brisket, beef or pork ribs, 1/2 chicken, sasuage, pulled pork and chopped brisket, as well as sandwiches with chips.  Side dishes include cole slaw, potato salad, green beans, macaroni salad and boiled potatoes.  No surprises there.  You can also buy apple or peach cobbler by the pound or in individual servings.

I placed my to-go order at the counter:  a plate of pulled pork with cole slaw, green beans and red sauce.  "Do you want pinto beans?" I was asked.  Taylor's sets out a big pot of pinto beans that dine-in customers can help themselves to.  I nodded in the affirmative.

First off, let me say that the pork had a pure, fresh taste that was delightful.  The texture was too shredded for me -- I prefer chopped barbecue.  But the taste of the pork was so good, I could overlook the texture.  The green beans were Southern style -- cooked to death with fatback -- but tasty.  The coleslaw was also very fresh tasting and good.

And the pinto beans -- well, they were the star.  No sugar added, just nice plain pinto beans.  Very tasty.
Pinto Beans at Taylor's Texas Barbecue
How well Taylor's will do in this little Southern town is a question.  Locals are partial to East Carolina vinegary pepper sauce (which is quite delicious, I must admit), and Smithfield and Moore are firmly entrenched in New Bern.  But, honestly, on another night when I don't feel like cooking, I might just go back and get some more of this Texas-style barbecue -- and those pinto beans.

Taylor's Texas Style BBQ, 1904-E S. Glenburnie Road, New Bern (252) 649-1602
Monday thru Thursday:  11AM to 8PM   (Check for daily lunch specials, 11 - 2 Mon - Fri)
Friday and Saturday:  11AM to 9PM
Sunday:  CLOSED

1 comment:

  1. I am from Texas and to say the least, I was disappointed. Not a place I will try again.


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