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Review of The Smoking Pig

The Smoking Pig
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

I love the Smoking Pig. Angela is an absolute sweetheart. This restaurant is really a shack on wheels. It can be moved around by a truck pulling it to a new location. As I drove up a local and Angela were talking up a storm. As I approached, she treated me in the same fashion as the person she knew. While I was eating, two more locals arrived. It was clear they knew each other and talked about yard work, helping with their chores and asking about the business. Angela's interaction with these two friends was the same as she gave me. That's a trait of a genuinely caring person. Love it.

After talking with Angela, the current location is 1712 St Hwy 87. It's literally in the parking lot of a house. A local friend is letting her set up shop there. That was after spending two years in the parking lot of a local church. I'm adding this to the review because the BBQ shack has wheels. It's been in three different locations over a four year span. If you can't find it at this address, then look on faceback. She keeps the address current.

Angela is the reason to visit, but it's fun to sit at their new picnic table in the open air and eat lunch. The brisket was nicely done. It pulls apart with a slight bit of resistance like it should. The sausage link had a nice crisp shell with great flavoring. The fresh onions were a nice accent to the tangy bbq sauce.

Frankly, the food could have been bad (it wasn't), and I still would have loved my visit. I really enjoyed myself talking with Angela and sitting outside on a beautiful day.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

These folks are wonderful, friendly people and they cook some of the best "BBQ" around. This is a very nice addition to the local fares offered in the area.

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Thank bcollins58
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

VERY GOOD BBQ! Get the brisket! Generous portions, friendly people! We also tried the smoked boudoir, very good! Used the left over boudoir in omelets the next morning, YUM!

Thank Denise L
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Reviewed 15 September 2014

For some of the best smoked, slow cooked BBQ in TX stop by The Smoking Pig on Crystal Beach TX! Here's the address and other contact info: 1366 Highway 87 Crystal Beach TX 77650 thesmokingpig@facebook.com 409-443-1131 Owners: Angelaa & Will Weeks.
Eat there, take with you, or have them cater, and they might deliver. It's a small seasonal stand. If she doesn't have what you want to drink, there is a gas station right across from the stand, and there is a bar right across the street.
She has two types of sauces, hers and her husbands. Her husbands is homemade from an old TX recipe he found. Her sauce is a sweet sauce, and his is more of a spicy/tangy. It's not too hot, and if it's not hot enough, ask her for some jalapenos or some spices from her kitchen.
The prices are more than reasonable, the food melts in your mouth, and the owner can truly pride herself in her customer service. She is always willing to make you order just the way you want it if she has what it will take to make your meal to order. Plus you never know when someone famous might stop by for a bite to eat.

Make sure and tell Angelaa Rain and Patrick sent ya coming.

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Reviewed 8 September 2014

Once again my husband and I ate at The Smoking Pig, and once again had the best bbq on Bolivar Peninsula and off Galveston Island. If you have not been there you are missing out! Go see Angela Weeks, owner and chef! Very personable and sweet. Not just a ban trailer but a very good caterers. What ever you need she will accommodate. You won't be dissatisfied.

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1  Thank Rayne636
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