A guy who has been
smoking ribs for over sixty years knows a thing or two
about barbecue. Vencil Mares, now in his eighties,
was sitting at the counter chatting with a couple of
We said hi on the
way out - raved a bit about the brisket. "You want
to see the pit?" Yes sir. We got the full
"Want some turkey
sausage, we make it here? Eighty percent turkey."
Vencil pulled some smoked yesterday and wrapped it up to
The Taylor Cafe is
easy to miss. It is under the over pass by the
tracks. The sign is hidden, but once you know to
look for a bright red building on the corner, you'll
Freight trains and
barbecue seem to go together. Two or three went by
while we were eating. Whistles blaring.
That's a rib plate
with pinto beans above. Next to it, a brisket
sandwich with a slab of onion.
Counter stools - a
choice of traditional and tractor seats. I guess
if someone's been riding a tractor for enough years,
that's the only seat his rear will fit into.