Whether you call it BBQ, barbecue, barbeque, or just plain 'cue, one thing is for certain - we Texans love some good ol' barbecue.
And I'm not sure there's any better way to enjoy some delicious barbecue than under lights while enjoying some live music on a beautiful, summer night. Which is exactly what I did at Bumbershoot Barbecue in Argyle last weekend!
Bumbershoot is one of the newest additions to the same restaurant group that opened LSA and Barley & Board in Denton, as well as Earl's 377 on the same corner in Argyle.
Similar to their other restaurants, Bumbershoot has an incredible atmosphere. You order your food from the 32-foot trailer, all their meat is smoked in an adjoining trailer, and you get to enjoy your food at one of the picnic tables situated under a canopy of lights.
We were there on a stormy Saturday night and the place was still packed. Threats of thunder and lightning weren't going to stop people from eating here!
And the food was well worth it. Pitmaster, Jason Ramey, and Executive Chef, Chad Kelley, have created a fantastic menu. Bumbershoot serves up all your traditional barbecue favorites: brisket, turkey, ribs, chicken sausage and pulled pork. You can order your meat by the pound, on a plate served with two sides, or served up on a sandwich.
But if you really want to try something unique to Bumbershoot, you've got to try their Loaded Tater Tots which are a mountain of tots topped with melted shredded cheddar cheese, chopped brisket, sour cream and jalapenos.
They've also got some unique twists on classic barbecue sides. We had some of their Slaw which was made with apples and jalapeno. It was so fresh and had some heat to it from the jalapeno. The perfect, light compliment to the rich and smoky meat. We also had some of their Baked Beans which were a delicious, peppery take on the classic.
And if you want some dessert, you can walk just a few feet away to get yourself a Gnome Cone!
This weekend should be the perfect weekend for you to visit Bumbershoot Barbecue if you haven't already. Plan out some time to just sit under the summer night sky and enjoy some fantastic food, live music and games. It's a place the whole family will love and we're glad to have it right here in our backyard.
*Bumbershoot Barbecue Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-Sell Out || 5pm-Sell Out
**Bumbershoot Barbecue is located at 425 US-377 S, Argyle TX 76226.