I’ve been waiting to write about this until I had this photo back from the lab. Alamo BBQ in Church Hill has been open for a few years already, and I’m ashamed it’s taken me this long to stop by. I went once a couple of weeks ago on word that their brisket was supreme in the River City, but they were out when I was there (to be fair, mid-afternoon – they were waiting for another brisket to finish), so I had what I felt was so-so pulled pork.
Last weekend, however, I took Valerie up the hill for lunch, and I finally had my brisket. I skipped the default onions and jalapeños (not a fan of the flavor), but the sandwich still had plenty of zing, no doubt from copious amounts of black pepper in the rub.
I still like Buz and Ned’s pulled pork better, but this is a new winner for brisket in my book. Beats Ronnie’s, too (though I still really need to try those ribs…). Get it.