Angelo’s Barbecue has what is considered to be one of the best barbecued beef briskets in the whole state of Texas, so when I found out I was coming to Fort Worth for work for three weeks, I made it a priority to check it out.
2533 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, TX
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Angelo’s has been family run since 1958 and has a reputation for two things, Barbecued Beef Brisket and ice cold beer served up in a frozen schooner, although I went for a long neck of Shiner Bock on my visit.
The fireboxes for Angelo’s two pits are located outside of the restaurant for all to see, fueled with hickory logs that flavor the meat encased inside.
The interior of the restaurant is decorated with wood paneling and mounts from the owners extensive kills and catches.
You order at the counter and grab a seat in the dining room to enjoy some of the best Texas has to offer!
I went for the sliced beef and hot link sandwiches, and was happy to see that Angelo’s sells Louisiana’s own Zapp’s Chips, my favorite being the Hotter ‘n Hot Jalapeno.
I fell in love with the Texas combination of brisket, mustard, onion, and pickles on a bun! I had three squares of this Sliced beef sandwich yesterday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner at three different restaurants around Fort Worth. Absolutely love it!
Angelo’s beef was my favorite. Not overly smoky, well seasoned, and tender as all get out. The word succulent could not be overused in a description, as the fat and flesh are perfectly ensconced. I am truly in awe of their brisket. I will work for years to try to perfect this at home and will probably fail, but hell, the fun is in the trying.
The Hot Link sandwich was delicious as well, spicy and slightly smoky, served with the same accompaniments as the sliced beef sandwich.
I highly recommend Angelo’s, my first taste of real Texas Brisket, certainly not the last. I’m sold.
As always when posting about Barbecue, I will end the post with a picture of the establishments wood pile, in this case, Hickory.
Next up, Railhead Barbecue, Fort Worth Texas!
Be sure and check out the sister website to this one, Nola Cuisine!