While running errands, I had some child free time to think about what I wanted to offer on this blog. I’ve always wanted to give my reviews of local places but what would be my angle? I was rolling this all around in my mind when I passed by the Squealers in Castleton. The signage on the side of the building reads ribs, brisket, wings. I sat at the light looking at the building and wondered who has the best brisket. I had some time and decided that’s what I want to do. I want to do a series of “best of in and around Indy” reviews. What better place to start than with heavenly brisket? I turned around and headed into Squealers to make it my first stop in the brisket tour.
Looks good, doesn’t it? It was! Now I know that I’m hunting for the best brisket but I was hungry, and they had sampler platters so, you know the rest. I had the Smokin’ Pit Sampler, and I picked 3! I ordered up the beef brisket, pulled pork, and rib tips, with homestyle green beans and mac and cheese. Let’s start with the green beans and work our way around. The green beans were slightly sweet with a healthy amount of bacon. The waiter warned me about the sweetness. I suppose some don’t like it, but I enjoyed them. I love all things fried biscuits, and this did not disappoint. I had to make myself only eat one, so I could get to everything else. If you’ve never had a fried biscuit with apple butter, you’re missing out. The macaroni was my least favorite item. I found the sauce to be too thin for my liking. The flavor was there I just prefer a heartier cheese sauce.
We are now down to this heavenly mound of meat. On the top is the famous pulled pork. I’ve had the pulled pork before at the now defunct Indiana Rib Fest. (Come back Rib Fest we miss you!) It was super tender and delicious. I ordered a combination of the sweet and hot bbq sauces, and my taste buds were dancing and occasionally on fire, and I loved it. I will admit that I am a rib tip snob. They need to be tender and almost falling off the bone to make me happy. I was not disappointed.
Finally, we get to the brisket. To say it was fork tender would be a gross understatement. It was, melt in your mouth, goodness. I usually like a bit more smokey flavor but pairing it with the sauce enhanced the overall flavor of the meat. The only downside to this was it was thinly sliced, and I like a thicker cut. When my only complaint is I want more of it, we have a winner.
My first stop in the search for the best brisket did not disappoint. I will be back and next time all brisket. Well, maybe brisket and more rib tips!
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