Eat & Tell: RUDY'S BAR-B-Q
We stopped in for lunch at Rudy's "Country Store" for a bar-b-q fix, and we were not disappointed. Just off the Dallas North Tollway, you take the Main Street Exit and find Rudy's on the East side of the Tollway's access road. A gas station? Well, sure you can stop in for the convenience store too, but you won't mistake the smell of good barbecue cooking in the kitchen.
Rudy's was orignially started as a one-stop gas station, garage and grocery store just north of San Antonio. They added Bar-B-Q in 1989 and have since been serving their famous recipies throughout Texas.
The Frisco location is large enough for a sports team to gather after the game, convenient for a family to sit at one of their picnic-style tables, yet also fitting for a business lunch in full suit and tie. You'll find a little of everything and everyone there to enjoy the home cooking.
My favorite is the Rudy's Chopped for lunch and the Brisket, Egg & Cheese Taco for breakfast. They combine brisket, sausage and pork into a finely chopped mix piled on a soft buttery bun. It's the perfect combination of spicey and the right size to hit the spot every time.
They use 100% wood-fired oak pits and it's that slow burning oak wood plus their dry spices and a nice pool of the Rudy's "Sause" that makes it special. There's a Sissy Sause too for those who need a milder option.
You can dress your items at the toppings bar, including my favorite: pickles to pile on that sandwich.
For side items, choose from a simple bag of chips or a speciality menu item, such as potato salad, beans, three bean salad, cream corn, cole slaw, corn-on-the-cob, green chili stew and more.
Don't forget the sweet tea. You can't have Texas BBQ without the tea!
Rudy's is also a hit for tailgate parties if you are prepping for a Cowboy's game, FC Dallas game or your weekend youth tournament. The drive thru is perfect to grab your order and go. Or, it's close enough to Toyota Stadium and the Toyota Soccer Complex to walk in and eat or grab it to go while you tailgate before the game or concert.
Another thing we like about Rudy's is the commitment to community. They support local businesses but have also dedicated their support to help hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. You'll see it on their cups and shirts and in their actions as they work hard to serve first responders in our Frisco community and throughout Texas.
In North Texas you can stop in a Rudy's in Frisco (9828 Dallas Parkway), Allen (1790 N. Central Expressway) and Denton (520 I35)
To learn more about Rudy's visit: https://rudysbbq.com/