Where did I eat?
Dixie’s BBQ at 337 East Hastings Street in Vancouver.
What do they specialize in?
Texas style barbecue.
What was the vibe?
Rustic, hipster, country.
What did I order?
Spiked Sweet Tea
- The sweet tea here is made in-house and spiked with your choice of bourbon or vodka.
- I went with bourbon and would highly suggest it. It was refreshing and sweetened just the right amount.
Cornbread and Serrano Cheese Spinach
- I didn’t care for the corn bread because I found it to be too dry and hard. I prefer a more crumbly, buttery corn bread.
- I rarely rave about vegetable dishes, but the Serrano cheese spinach was delicious. I loved the creamy rich flavour and the fact that it had a bit of spice to it. I would highly recommend getting this as a side.
- This platter included pulled pork, pork ribs, brisket, fried chicken, and sausage.
- Texas style barbecue focuses more on the smoky flavour of the meat and isn’t covered in sauce. I liked that this allowed the flavours of the meat to stand out more because I find a lot of barbecue sauce to be over powering.
- My favourite item on the platter were the pork ribs. They were tender, meaty, and had a perfect smokey flavour.
- My close second was the brisket. I don’t get to eat brisket often and I always enjoy it when I do. This serving had a good balance of meat to fat and was tender and pulled apart easily.
Dixie’s BBQ makes solid bbq in a hip atmosphere and is worth checking out if you are in the mood to go into a meat coma.