Thursday, February 16, 2012
Mojo’s Smokehouse in Burleson combines BBQ and Tex-Mex
Two great tastes in one.
BURLESON Mojo's Smokehouse is a new hybrid-cuisine place in Burleson that opened in the old Bodacious BBQ spot on Wilshire.
The menu, though small, combines BBQ with Tex-Mex. For BBQ, there is brisket -- which the owners say is smoked for many hours -- plus chicken, pulled pork, and steak. For Tex-Mex, there is guacamole, pico de gallo, queso, and salsas made in-house.
The other unique aspect is that the format is like Chipotle, where you can choose your vessel -- nachos, tacos, burrito, or bowl -- then pick your meat, toppings, and sauce, from options that include cilantro lime, jalapeno ranch, "Mojo," green sauce, and chipotle ranch.
There are also breakfast burritos, and like Bodacious before it, Mojo's does drive-through, which is a big deal in this suburban Fort Worth town.
Mojo's comes from cousins Terry and Barry Hodges. Barry is already known in Burleson for co-owning with his mom Stone Soup, a popular Monday-through-Friday deli-style place in Burleson.
"Barry wanted to try something different and needed a partner, and we're family so now we get to work together," Terry said. "We make our salsas, sauces, and sides from scratch. People are liking our Tex-Mex/BBQ fusion."
As for gear, it was a legacy from the Bodacious crew.
"We inherited the smoker left here by the owner of Bodacious, who showed us how to work it," Terry said. "But Barry has been barbecuing since we were young."
The smoker is a no-name. "It's a custom-built smoker, it's like a big old steel box, pretty much," Terry said.
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