Hard Eight BBQ – Brush Poppers!
BRUSH POPPERS! I wish these photographed as well as they tasted. I’ve blogged about Hard Eight BBQ in Dallas (Coppell), Texas, previously, but I didn’t have any pictures. So, I just HAD to go back and get some. And these don’t do the “brush poppers” justice. They are made with turkey, smoked on an open grill, and wrapped in bacon with onion and jalapeno peppers. It’s WHY you go there in the first place. Although, the rest of the menu is mouth-watering, as well. I mean, one can’t live on brush poppers alone. Well, maybe….
The BBQ sauce is sweet and compliments the brush poppers perfectly. In case you hadn’t read my previous review of Hard Eight BBQ, it quickly became one of my very favorite restaurants this year….for multiple reasons. First, the bulk of their menu is naturally gluten free. They smoke a wide variety of meats on an open grill and as you walk in, you make your choices and then pay by the pound. Second, it’s “as good as it gets” Texas BBQ with an atmosphere to match. And now, for a third reason….I’ve never seen my son eat pork ribs, nor have I seen him eat that much in one sitting…ever. He has repeatedly asked to return there (since we left), he said it’s now his favorite restaurant and it’s definitely at the top of my list next time I’m in the neighborhood.
Many thanks to my good friend for introducing it to me and for making this a new Texas tradition. (The Hard Eight in Coppell is just minutes from the DFW airport and well worth the visit upon your arrival to town!) For directions, location or more menu items, visit their site: www.hardeightbbq.com.