Flash back to November 2012 with us for a moment.
Sure the Mavs were still defending champs, but it was at Meat Fight that Jack Perkins (the guy who made us rethink burger greatness at Maple & Motor) walked away with the golden trophy for Best Brisket, leaving all others in his dry rub dust.
That's award-winning, slow-smoked, perfectly-charred, no-sauce-needed, three-napkin brisket.
Now fast-forward to present day at the Slow Bone, where you can finally load up your cafeteria-style tray with this succulent beef brisket, or perhaps some ribs or jalapeño brats, and a couple well-executed sides: Brussels sprouts and cauliflower casserole; hand-battered fried okra; scalloped potatoes; or fresh green bean and multi-colored bell pepper salad.
Everything pairs perfectly with an ice-cold Shiner or sweet iced tea.
Just be careful when you get up for refills. This gives your dining companions a chance to steal your brisket.
And we're pretty sure Mr. Perkins doesn't want another meat fight on his hands.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 1 (out of 4)
Best Bets: Brisket; St. Louis-style ribs; mac-and-cheese; hushpuppies
Nearby: Off-site Kitchen; World Trade Center; Mama's Daughter's Diner