You can spot Holy Smoke Barbeque and Smokepit by its steady stream of coveralls-clad workers and the black smoker outside which looks like a trailer.
This spot in a light industrial park serves serious (and cheap) Southern U.S. barbecue. Texas beef brisket ($5.49 small/$8.49 large) is smoked for more than eight hours. The moist tender meat is then chopped ¬— not sliced — and piled into a sturdy soft potato bun.
The Manwich ($8.75) is wholly satisfying as layers of brisket with slow-smoked pulled pork, tangy coleslaw and a pickle. Mini-loaf cornbread ($1.49) is sweet and buttery.
Sinking my teeth into meaty, smoky pork ribs ($1 per bone) lifts me close to heaven as Johnny Cash croons in the background. The ribs are done Memphis-style with a dry rub and served without sauce.
Your choice of barbecue sauces, including a sweet house one made with Dr. Pepper, are lined along one wall along with lots of paper towel.
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