Sunday, April 12, 2009
Peggy Sue BBQ in Dallas, TX
With Ike having blown through Houston, JP was left homeless as inbound traffic was blocked through at least Monday. With no other real choice, he decided that the best thing to do would be to “telecommute” and continue on with me to Memphis. There was a slight feeling of guilt we had about enjoying our gluttonous voyage while so many were having their homes ravaged by devastation. But the human mind has an amazing capacity for shallowness when things are out of sight, and this was the case as we eagerly headed toward the land of pork barbecue.
En route we visited JP’s family in Dallas, ending up at a Purcell family staple, Peggy Sue BBQ. Peggy Sue was an unexpected addition to the tour, a sponsor’s exemption if you will. Set just outside of SMU’s campus, it has a small town feel in the middle of the richest area of Dallas.
We had a mix of brisket, ribs and chicken. All of them were very good, but none would make the favorite list at the end of the trip.