In: Eating31 Jul 2012
(map) Next Saturday, August 11, the West’s newest barbecue trailer arrives on the scene. (The chef graciously agreed to sample his ‘cue early with
nosy bloggers friends and family.) In a state known for elevating the application of smoke to beef, Woodpile is going to be a serious contender. The all-natural beef brisket is so tender, you could cut it with a plastic fork. Juicy pork ribs, burnt ends, and tangy cheese-and-jalapeno sausage round out the offerings in the meat department. Sides are made in-house, with the beans actually cooked on the grill, giving them a smoky-molasses flavor. Jalapeno-corn muffins are chunky with corn kernels.
Woodpile offers three kinds of pie from that temple of pie-dom, Royers Round Top Cafe. Buttermilk, chocolate chip and the classic Texas pecan are served up with scoops of Amy’s Ice Cream. The molasses flavor is exclusive to this trailer, and marries surprisingly well with barbecue.