BBQ Crawl first stop – Alamo BBQ

We got a late start leaving home, but we made it to Richmond by 7 pm for our first stop on our BBQ Crawl: Alamo BBQ.  The first good sign was the pile of wood next to the smoker outside, but as we pulled up, we could already smell the smoky goodness.

Alamo's wood pile and smoker

Alamo’s wood pile and smoker

Alamo BBQ menu

Alamo BBQ menu

I got the Texas Train Wreck – brisket, cowboy beans, jalapeño mac and cheese, onions, jalapeños and bbq sauce. It was delicious. Corn bread was sweet and a little much crumbly. (but not too much).  The brisket was awesome, with great smokiness and smoke ring. Very beefy with a good chew (maybe just a little more chew than I wanted).

Alamo's Texas Train Wreck - an awesome combination of brisket, jalapeño mac and cheese, cowboy beans, and corn bread.  Delish!

Alamo’s Texas Train Wreck – an awesome combination of brisket, jalapeño mac and cheese, cowboy beans, and corn bread. Delish!

Amy got the Texas Philly, with pulled pork, onions, jalapeños and cheese sauce. It was awesome, too. The pork was so tender you almost didn’t need to chew, the roll was a perfect cheesesteak roll, and the cheese sauce was obviously homemade and not a standard canned nacho cheese. And the jalapeños were obviously pickled in house, which added a crisp freshness. Awesome combination.

They had just made a fresh batch of mashed potatoes which were great – garlicky with scallions and very tasty. Amy got the collard greens and said they were very good.

Alamo BBQ was a fantastic start to our BBQ crawl, and our subsequent stops have a high bar to get over! This place was so good, we’re probably going to come back on our return trip home. Apparently the BBQ tacos are fantastic.

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