There is nothing like good Texas barbecue.
This week, I tried a place that just opened a couple of weeks ago. Texas Meltz, located at 4604 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 6, has an extensive menu of barbecue favorites. I went in for lunch with a buddy and the minute you walked in, you could smell the smoky goodness of the food. There are certain smells that are like no other. The smell of a fresh apple pie baking in the oven, the smell of popcorn at a movie theater and the smell of good BBQ.
Texas Meltz specializes in big grilled sandwiches or, as they say on the menu, Texas Sized. They have a lot to choose from, 15 different combos to be exact. Among the options are brisket, pulled pork, pastrami, turkey, grilled chicken, ham and roast beef.
I couldn’t decide between “The Dallas Sandwich,” which was brisket, BBQ sauce and grilled onions, or “The Houston” which was pulled pork, BBQ Sauce and grilled onions. Both sandwiches came with your choice of cheese as they had Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Provolone, Swiss and Muenster to choose from.
My buddy was torn between the same two sandwiches. So he got one and I got the other and we cut them in half and made a swap. Problem solved.
I honestly liked both of them a lot, so either I have to take a buddy each time, so I can have a half of both, or I’m going to have a very tough decision to make on my own.
The sandwiches are huge and with all of them priced at $8.95 they are a good value. If you order a drink, they give a free side. So, for a $1.95 more for the drink you just made your sandwich a combo meal. They have six different sides to choose from and I went with the Tater Tots. You can’t go wrong with good Tots.
They also have six different Cowboy Burgers all served on Texas Toast. I want to try a burger on a future visit, but ordering a burger in a barbecue joint almost doesn’t seem right.
One last item that I am definitely trying on my next visit is their deep-fried Baby Back ribs. I was too full on this trip, but they sound very interesting, so I will give them a try.
The wait staff was extremely friendly. I give Texas Meltz a rating of 3.75 Forks.