A big part of getting used to the culture and everyday life of the USA is very much linked to new food experiences. The latest taste test / food review is for BBQ Beef Brisket (at Famous Dave’s) which I almost have no words for … no words to describe beef that is so good.
Brisket is a cut of beef from the lower chest or breast (can be veal too) usually rubbed with spices, marinated and smoked for many hours to make it tender and charred.
Famous Dave’s is a BBQ restaurant that specialises in beef brisket, ribs and chicken. It started in Wisconsin in 1994 by Dave Anderson who was head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs from 2004-2005.
The Taste Test
I had my beef brisket with potato wedges, coleslaw and a cornbread muffin – all of which went really well together. The brisket was tender, juicy and had a fantastic charred crust and was covered in a ‘rich & sassy’ BBQ sauce that complimented the spicy rub and smoky flavour of the meat.
I loved it. I have never really had much BBQ meat done in this way, and as a first experience of a BBQ meal, it was superb. I want more – I really cannot say anything else other than if you have not had beef brisket, or visited Famous Dave’s, then you must. You have to. Go now!
Have you been to Famous Dave’s – what did you have? Have you had beef brisket before – what did you think?