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Goode Co. Texas Bar-B-Q

5109 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX - (713) 522-2530
Posted By Michael Stern on 12/24/2012 12:49:00 PM
Goode Co. isn't exactly a little-known name in the Houston food world. The best-known of the company restaurants is its barbecue on Kirby, a large eating barn (with a nice covered outdoor patio) surrounded by stacks of wood and the perfume of smoldering mesquite.

Goode Co.'s fame is well deserved, especially for its brisket. Sauce is totally unnecessary -- the meat is so darn juicy -- although Goode Co. does offer fairly spicy red stuff to pour on it if you wish. Other than brisket, the smoke pit menu lists Czech sausage, pork sausage, lean pork ribs, ham, chicken, sweet water duck, spicy pork, turkey breast, and turkey sausage. The pecan pie served for dessert is legendary.

Mesquite, pecan and oak wood are available by the bundle, in chunks or logs, for do-it-yourselfers to take home.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Smoked beef brisket on jalapeno cheese bread: a four-star sandwich.
"Smoked beef brisket on jalapeno cheese bread: a four-star sandwich."
Michael Stern





This two meat combo dinner features beef brisket and Czech sausage.
"This two meat combo dinner features beef brisket and Czech sausage. "
Cliff Strutz


I don't have the feeling the chocolate pie is made in house, but it is still a fine way to end your meal.
"I don't have the feeling the chocolate pie is made in house, but it is still a fine way to end your meal. "
Cliff Strutz


A close view of Goode Co.'s brisket shows just how luxurious it is.
"A close view of Goode Co.'s brisket shows just how luxurious it is."
Michael Stern


Before you step to the counter to order your meat, you pass these tubs full of ice and bottles of beer and wine.
"Before you step to the counter to order your meat, you pass these tubs full of ice and bottles of beer and wine."
Michael Stern


Since Jim Goode opened his barbecue in Houston in 1977, it has become a Texas-food landmark. That shaded area this side of the barn is a nice open-air patio.
"Since Jim Goode opened his barbecue in Houston in 1977, it has become a Texas-food landmark. That shaded area this side of the barn is a nice open-air patio."
Michael Stern


The front of the building shows one of my favorite Roadfood slogans, which can also be found on the employees t-shirts.  The firewood you see stacked in front can be purchased.
"The front of the building shows one of my favorite Roadfood slogans, which can also be found on the employees t-shirts. The firewood you see stacked in front can be purchased."
Cliff Strutz



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