So...getting back to my question, does anybody know if the Dickeys franchises smoke their own BBQ or do they get it shipped in...or do they have a magic no-smoke technique...like my friends who do "BBQ pork" in their crock pots?
Let's put it this way: I have never
(aside from my cigarette or diesel exhaust
) smelled any smoke in or around a Dickey's - and there are 30 or so within 25 miles from our home.
However, as (from their website
) it appears that Dickey's has metastasized into 44 of the the contiguous 48 states, let me refine the issue: if they would just drop the "BBQ" from their name I don't think most of us detractors would complain
So, let's look at them as "Dickey's Meat & 2
", featuring a "free" pickle, pepper, & onion bar + "free" soft-serve for dessert.
As such, they really do serve several varieties of wholesome protein (their brisket is at least as good as what Subway calls "steak"!)
and (if you select carefully
) two decent sides. And, ... you can do as I do - fill your drink cup with their "free" soft-serve (which is also milk-fat and taste-free
) and thus embellish your meal with the semblance of a rootbeer float.
Yes, old farts like Twinwilow
and I disdain them; but (thinking back to raising my four
), truth be known, Dickey's is a great
place to take kids: protein, mac 'n cheese + "free" soft serve for a price not that much more than Mickey D's. The fact that even the caucasians of European descent are wholesomely (and optimistically
!) fecund here explains much of their success in Dallas. And they always have "significant" coupons which Mrs. Metro (having no other duties
For myself, Dickey's - coupon in hand or not - is a "deal": their unsauced pulled pork protein platter, when augmented by my trusty, ever-in-hand bottle of Scotts Sauce( www.scottsbarbecuesauce.com
) together with the abovementioned "root beer float", makes for a tasty dinner with enough left over for the next day's tasty lunch. Mrs. Metro seems happy enough with the brisket her Faith allows her, but at this point she wouldn't know good Texas BBQ even if it bit her on her sweet, young ... .
Quandry: do I ever take her to Austin?
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