Texas Barbecue, a traditional style of preparing meat, unique to the cuisine the state where everything is big, has arrived in Pueblo, cooked by a man who moved here several years ago from Jacksonville, Texas – and who now calls himself our expert “pit master” – Rasheede Whitaker.
If you haven’t spent time in Texas, where Texas Barbecue is considered one of the most delicious varieties of barbecue in the nation, then you are in for a real treat when you try your first delicious and authentic meal at Smoke Something BBQ, now parked at the old Albertsons parking lot off South Prairie.
Texan world-class barbecue joints serve smoked meats typically as a part of meals they call “plates,” with traditional sides and a soda or beer. Brisket, considered the top Texan barbecued meat, is considered the number one Texas Barbecue, and how its cooked is considered the true measure of a pitmaster’s skill.
Pueblo’s new Texan’s pit master’s skills are already being raved about on at Some Something BBQ’s page on Facebook, where Puebloeans are saying it’s the best barbecue they’ve ever tasted. Rhonda Garcia, a member of our Pueblo Eats group called my attention to this new BBQ business saying, “The BEST BBQ that I ever tasted!!!!!!!”
Another reviewer said “Da BEST Bar-B-Q this side of the Mississippi River! If your looking for smoked goodness this is your place!”
At Smoke Something BBQ in Pueblo, everything looks, smells and tastes like Texas. You can choose from pulled pork or brisket sandwiches, smoked turkey legs, hamburgers, chicken wings and hot dogs. Plates served by this family run business come with your choice of two sides, including barbecued sweet corn, Texas chili beans, potato salad, or chips. They also serve drinks.
Whitaker starts barbecuing meats in the morning, before arriving to serve the public, starting at about 1 pm on weekends, weather dependent (see Facebook posts for schedule updates). When his smoker is on, get to the old Albertson’s parking lot early as locals are already catching on to this authentic Texas Barbecue stop, lining up for smoked meats and meals as they do in Texas. And like many independents in the big state, this one closes when the food is all gone.
Smoke Something BBQ also offers mobile catering (see the red truck and smoker on FB) for business meetings, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions, backyard get togethers, funerals, baby showers, and other occasions.
Smoke Something BBQ – 1139 South Prairie Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81005, (719) 621-8137
Story by Jenny Paulson / Pueblo Eats / Pueblo Independent
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