June 23, 2013 by grub like a girl
This non-discreet joint (complete with barbecue pit in back) sits on a Church Hill intersection that serves barbecue so good it makes my eyes water with nostalgic warmth. Alamo has been on my radar for some time but after hearing glorious things about their jalapeño mac & cheese, I made it a point grab dinner there last weekend.
Alamo’s exterior certainly mimics the [legitimate] Alamo with small-scale mission stylings, including a clay-tiled roof. There’s no indoor seating, so you’ll find yourself dining under a tent-covered patio which makes me feel right at home. Although I appreciate fancy-fied dining time to time, casual outside joints like Alamo have a cherished place in my heart (along with recent episodes of “The Little Couple”).
As the weather warms, the patio flourishes with all kinds of folks (babies, hipsters, the Lilly Pulitzer-types) all to eat something amazing. Although you’d think during cold months would hinder traffic, Alamo keeps it rocking with delivery. Yes, barbecue delivery.
You won’t find paper menu’s here, just a large menu board boasting barbecue favorites (think ribs, brisket, slaw, and cornbread) and Tex-Mex fused offerings such as tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. Their fish tacos have a passionate following claiming Alamo’s is the best – beating almost any other competition. Vegetarian? Not a problem, Alamo’s got a tasty bbq portabella that can substitute meat on nearly everything.
Sometimes I want it all (unleashing my inner Veruca Salt) so the Texas Train Wreck ($6.95) was a perfect fit. No, the Texas Trainwreck doesn’t refer to Anna Nicole Smith but instead a collaboration of all things barbecue served in perfect harmony – your choice of meat all served over beans, jalapeño mac & cheese, and cornbread topped with jalapeño and onions. I’m not sure how someone could hate this, the smoky flavors and spice are perfectly aligned with what my taste buds want.
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