Headed out for a day of badly needed R&R, spent the morning touring a local Hindu temple, which is right down the road from famed BBQ joint The Salt Lick. We haven't been to the Driftwood location since the Round Rock location opened, so some years.
I saw a picture of bison ribs on the Salt Lick Facebook page, and knew I had to try them. Bison is one of my favorite meats. It is juicy and not much in the way of fat, although that does tend to make it a bit tougher than beef. It does not taste like beef, not really, it has a distinct taste all its own.
The Salt Lick bison ribs come on a choice of three plate options, bison rib and brisket, bison and beef ribs, and just a bison rib. The usual sides accompanied the meats, the Salt Lick's versions of potato salad, beans and cole slaw. White pull apart bread, pickles and white onion wedges on the side. I went for the bison beef rib plate.
The bison rib was a bit small, but I expected that, since I figured they would be using cuts from younger animals. First bite was salty, because of the dry rub they use. A bit tougher than beef, but the taste was marvelous, rich and just a hint of gaminess. There was little fat, just enough to flavor the meat, and deliciously smoked. As always, a fabulous turnout from the Salt Lick pitmasters. I highly recommend the trip out to give them a try.
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