What would you do if you had a five-hour layover in Houston? If you’re like me, then you’d grab your backpack from baggage claim, call 411 for information, ask the airport information clerk and the po-po for directions and finally convince the cab dispatchers to find Burn’s Bar BQ so you can eat a decent rack of ribs.
We’ve followed Anthony Bourdain’s advice before and ate chapulines, or crickets, in the market of Oaxaca, Mexico. We’ve tried nose-to-tail eating at St. John’s in London. Eating barbecue from one of his favorite barbecue joints in Houston was just too easy.
We paid a total of $74 for cab fare to and from the airport to eat three kinds of barbecue with potato salad, white bread and pickles at Burn’s Bar BQ. Our entire order cost us less than $15. It took 45 minutes to eat everything. It wasn’t the first rack of ribs we’ve ever had that tasted as good, but man, was it all worth it! Talk about dedication to my meat.
Burn’s Bar BQ is at 8307 De Priest Street off Williamsdell Street in Houston, Texas. They can ship a big order of ribs to your city if you call 281/445.7574.