Beef Brisket Plate
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OH MY GOD, the absolute BEST brisket I've ever had!!! The collard greens are also fabulous!!! I'm a GRIT, so I know good collards!!! It's now become a problem, I have to eat here at least once a week!!!
My wife is from Texas and together we spent 22 years there. We lived in Corpus Christi and traveled for food and fun between there San Antonio, Austin and Houston. I do not have enough fingers and toes to tell you how many eatem up joints we stopped at. Two come to mind one place in Lockhart called Kreuz's Market and the other is Franklin's in Austin. We have been away from Texas (but we visit because of family) now for over twenty years. In that time span we lived in Virginia and now 10 years ago here. We cannot count the numerous BBQ joints we have visited. Some that are on Atlanta's top ten list, that for the life of me do not know how they got on it. At any rate my wife and I just happened to stop in The Nest like we do any other place. WOW were we surprised. We both got the same Brisket plate with mac and cheese and the potato salad. Finally a brisket in front of me like it should be. NO dang sauce to hide the flavor of the meat. And yes it was tender and had flavor that took me back to the flavor of the two I mentioned above. The meat has to stand on it's own and man I wish I had bought a whole friken brisket from them. The flavor of the meat in Texas I think came from the post oak wood used in the preparation maybe with a little mesquite. I have a smoker and do my own and try to bring up or have sent some wood to me. At any rate great friken job people! I will not probably be back I WILL be back. And oh by the way,Keely our server made the experience even better. We were treated like friends not just another customer. Good job!