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Posted on May 31, 2019 at 4:53 PM by Gabriela Moore
Comfort, country-style is the best way to describe this Texas BBQ trailer. The unique aesthetics of the trailer and fenced yard for seating really set the tone for the delicious meal it had to offer. To start off, we ordered a ½ lb. of lean cut brisket which came neatly wrapped in a fresh 12 in. homemade tortilla. We were given their specialty-made sauces, but first, we wanted to see if the brisket could hold its own without the help of any add-ons. The first bite gave us a soft, juicy and tender chunk of meat. It was a thick slice, but well-cut, as it was not tough to chew. The meat had a different flavor, other than the traditional smokey aftertaste. The fat on the brisket is what held most of the flavor to give a savory taste of good seasoning. After the first few bites of eating the brisket with tortilla, we decided to crank up the heat. This is when the special sauces came into play.
Shugabee’s Unique Sauces -
Mustard Twang: If you think Honey Mustard is your go-to sauce, you haven’t tried this twang.
Shugabee’s Orange-Habanero Honey: Sweet with a hint spicy, you could distinctively taste both the honey and habanero (couldn’t stop pouring on the brisket taco).
Shugabee’s Habanero Sting: If you like spicy definitely pour this on your BBQ, but be careful because when you’re dealing with this sauce, it will sting.
Tucked away in Downtown Buda you’ll find a modern, colorful, tex-mex style food trailer welcoming you to take a seat at their BBQ filled table. There were plenty of benches in this courtyard where the trailer and BBQ pits were set up together. After getting our food, we could smell the smokiness of the brisket on the walk to our seats. The bark on the outside layer was a nice dark color, while the inside had a nice smoke ring hue just underneath the bark giving it the perfect details to a well-cooked Texas brisket. Before taking a bite of the meat, we could not keep our eyes off how delish the sides looked. We ordered a side of a cheesy mac-n-cheese along with smoked elote (as anyone who loves tex-mex knows -- street corn). This corn was prepared exactly the way we like it and added a Texas BBQ twist to the meal. It was tempting to stuff our faces with a spoonful of corn and mac, but we stayed strong and took bites of the BBQ brisket we came to try first. The texture of the brisket was tender and had a satisfying smokey flavor with slices that were thick and flavor-packed. The homemade BBQ sauce added a tangy touch to the brisket that we’re 100% here for! You could argue that this BBQ trailer is a secret gem of the downtown dining scene.
3. Willie’s Joint
Making our way into the last destination, we got a distinct western and Texan vibe from this Bar and BBQ joint. The outdoor space is perfect for any entertainment and outdoor dining experience. Inside the restaurant, we ordered our meal and helped ourselves to a serving of pickles, jalapenos and their very own original BBQ sauce and Mustard BBQ sauce. We patiently waited to taste the sauces until our food was brought out. Our order for the day was a ¼ lb. of lean-cut brisket with a side of spicy baked beans and potato salad. The brisket slices held a nice pink color and smoke ring while juices dripped off the inside layer. The first bite gave us a moist, mouth-watering taste with a soft texture. The fat held onto the juicy flavor, however, the brisket overall had a unique blend of spices and seasoning. It gave us enough flavor to enjoy without requiring the addition of any sauces, but we did add some just for looks. The original BBQ sauce was sweet, thick and peppery, while the Mustard BBQ sauce packed a zesty and tangy kick to the brisket. After lighting up our taste buds with the brisket and homemade sauces, we shifted our focus on the sides. The potato salad was a good mixture of ingredients to give a sweet and creamy flavor. Taking on the spicy baked beans, we were surprised by the balance of sweet and moderate spicy bites of these Texas BBQ style beans. The sides did a great job of adding a sweet kick to the sharp taste of BBQ.
Posted on September 18, 2017 at 10:22 PM by Lysa Gonzalez
Posted on August 18, 2017 at 3:33 PM by Gabriela Moore
You know that moment when you are sitting at a restaurant and you hear the sizzling of a hot skillet as that smell of freshly cooked fajitas hits you smack-dab in the face and everyone at your table takes a collective sigh as they covet the smiling person with a plate full of fajitas in front of them? Okay, you may not have that experience every time you choose enchiladas instead of fajitas, but I do.
In honor of National Fajita Day and in preparation for Fajita Fiesta, we set out to experience every fajita in town and chose our Top 3 Fajitas in Buda, TX! Follow our trail and let us know your favorites.
3. Helen’s Casa Alde
A popular breakfast taco spot, Helen’s knows tacos--it’s what they do. So we weren’t surprised when their beef fajitas were only available as a taco. We grabbed a beef fajita taco plate and devoured it. Though they were a little more on the dry side than what we normally prefer, the flavor mixed with the best sauteed green peppers and onions were so good we had to add it to the list. Not to mention, if we were offered a second helping of rice, we would not deny it. If you are looking to take your fajitas on the go, make this your go to spot.
If the full parking lot wasn’t indication enough, this place is a lunch favorite among the locals. Cooked with more seasoning than the rest, if you love your fajitas packed full of flavor this is the spot for you. We piled our tortillas high with super juicy, flavorful beef fajitas topped with guacamole, sauteed green peppers and onions, and that classic Garcia’s salsa.
1. Super Slick’s
We aren’t saying this place is our favorite spot for fajitas, but we are not saying it isn’t either…Let’s just say with a whole section on the menu dedicated solely to delicious skirt steak, they know how to do fajitas right. We stuck with their classic Slick’s Beef Fajitas, but for those looking for something new they also sell shrimp and pork fajitas. We smiled as they placed a sizzling skillet in front of us and dug in. For the perfect fajita taco, we stacked it with black beans, cheese, sour cream and of course their salsa for just the right amount of heat. There is something to be said about the combination of ingredients that make these tender, juicy fajitas unforgettable.
We here in Buda are fajita fanatics. So much so that we have a weekend dedicated to fajitas! The 4th Annual Fajita Fiesta takes place on September 29th & 30th. This FREE festival will showcase a blend of foods, music and cultures as attendees experience headliners Rick Trevino, Selena impersonator Amanda Solis, the Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, and Fajita Cook-off. For a full list of details visit their website. See you there!