While searching online for a barbeque joint to eat at before heading to the airport, a friend of mine came across North Main BBQ. Little did we know that it would turn out to be one of the best barbecue experiences of our lives. First thing we saw out in the parking lot was a gigantic statue of a pig. Awesome. Inside, there was a buffet set up with brisket, ribs, potato salad, cole slaw, sausage, pickles, and white bread — all you can eat for $15. What a steal! For the first round, I tried a little bit of everything. The brisket was, by far, the BEST BRISKET I HAD EVER EATEN. It was unbelievably silky and fatty. I was in meat heaven! We were in luck when we went up for round two — a new piece of brisket just came out and we were able to watch as it was expertly sliced up. I took about a hundred photos and was literally drooling. Meanwhile, all of the locals were getting a kick out of our giddy squeals of excitement and paparazzi antics. We struck up a conversation with the gentleman behind the buffet line, and he graciously gave us a tour after we were done eating. SO EXCITING! We got to see where all of the magic happens — THE SMOKERS. One of the owners was out back, so we snagged a photo with him and North Main’s famous armadillo smoker. We also learned that we were not the first people to come to the conclusion that they serve amazing brisket — Ted Allen had been there and featured North Main on the barbecue episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate!
North Main BBQ: 406 North Main Street, Euless, TX
My first plate: pork ribs, brisket, and sausage with cole slaw, potato salad, and homemade pickles
This brisket was fresh out of the smoker, after cooking for about 12 hours. Nice!
Cutting the brisket — look at those juices!
My second helping of delicious, tender, fatty brisket.
The famous Armadillo smoker!