Since moving to Tennessee I have been on a search for good bbq. Nice and tender smoked meat with good flavor. However, so far that has been hard to find. I was super excited to try Judge Beans located in Brentwood that describes itself as Texas bbq in Tennessee.
I brought along my best friend who also happens to be a Texas transplant to give them a try. We walked in and could smell the smoke which is always a good sign! The place was quaint and decked out with Texas memorabilia. The staff was friendly and well right at home.
Being that I am from Texas I knew I wanted the brisket but there were so many other items I wanted to try on the menu. I decided to order one of the sampler platters and try the brisket, ribs and sausage. As sides, I got the green beans and fried okra. Now for how it tasted…
It did have a smokey flavor which was appreciated. However, the brisket was bit dry, the ribs were ok, the sausage tasted like hot dogs. Now typically, I’m not that much of a bbq sauce kind of girl but sometimes its need. This time though the sauce just didn’t cut it. It had an overwhelming amount of vinegar in it. The taste was almost off putting. Not a fan.
I wanted to love Judge Beans put in my humble Texan opinion it was simply just alright.