Thursday, May 31, 2012
Restaurant review: Record’s Old Fashioned Bar-B-Que in Dallas
YOU. MUST. TRY. THE. BRAKES.
We are two best friends that grew up in Dallas, that share a passion with any and everything we can consume. The sole reason for us starting this blog was that we were both tired of reading played out, reheated, stale “foodie blogs.” Trust us, we will always keep it 100% fresh, period. This isn’t going to be your normal Dallas food blog. This is going to be something we would want to read, and we know you will too.
Being from Texas I love my barbecue -- especially the hidden hood spots, and this is one of the best. South Oak Cliff’s Record’s Old Fashioned Bar-B-Que has been around as long as I can remember. I think the sign on the door says it was established in like the 1960s? But I wasn’t paying attention, plus numbers are boring. Anyway, this place is on point.
There are a couple of things to know about this place that are amazing, besides the food.
1) It’s incredibly cheap: I bought a feast for under 11 bones.
2) The atmosphere: It kinda has the feel of a hood Soup Nazi. You better know what you want before you order. These ladies don’t play around.
3) The “seating”: I use that word loosely because there basically is none -- just some benches, a couple of foldable chairs, and two bootleg tables. So don’t plan on eating here. Just come with a nearby picnic spot, cause the “tables” here are merely for show. Somehow I managed to grab a couple of seats and snag a few pics.
The brakes are the burnt ends of the ribs, but DAMN are they good, and super cheap. I used them as a side; think of them as meat fries. So so good.
Next time you find yourself in south Oak Cliff and you have the itch for some of the finest BBQ in Dallas, hit up Record's.
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