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If you are a fan of smoked meat, you should check out this new spot in Abu Dhabi.
Coming straight from Texas, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opened their first restaurant in 1941 in Dallas. Forward a few decades and they have now become an institution in the US with more than 600 outlets spread over the country. The brand just opened their very first outlet abroad right here in Abu Dhabi. You can find them at Yas mall, on the first floor at Town Plaza.
What is their concept all about? The answer is in three words: Legit. Texas. Barbecue.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is all about slow smoked meat – fourteen hours in a pit smoker flamed by imported hickory wood – and the menu includes a mix of smoked beef brisket, short ribs, beef sausages (spicy or regular), smoked turkey or chicken. What is interesting is the meat is actually slow smoked and cooked on site and made fresh everyday.
We were lucky to visit the outlet the day before the official launch and had an overview with the outlet team of how Dickey’s Barbecue Pit works and what they will propose on their menu. Georges, the pit master was trained in the US and is very passionate about the way the meat is slow smoked with natural ingredients and recipes passed down for generations.
We got to taste different samples on the menu and they all were definitely tender and perfectly flavored. Our most favorite was definitely the beef brisket that was melt-in-the-mouth tender!
Guests can either opt for a sandwich – priced between 32 to 36 AED – or go for a meal plate – 54 to 70AED.
The meat plates come with two sides of your choice and a roll. There is a large variety of tempting homemade style sides available such as creamy spinach, barbecue beans, waffle fries, mac ‘n cheese, steamed vegetables, rice, coleslaw and more…
The decor has that distinct Texan feel with dark wood on the walls, industrial lamps and trinkets, large old fashioned posters and black and white photos from the founder and the first outlets in the US. You also have a view of the open kitchen at the back of the restaurant.
This is a no-fuss restaurant, with speedy service, where the whole family will get to taste delicious smoked meats served in a casual style.
Wondering about desserts? You can indulge in something sweet too as the menu includes some American classics such as the carrot cake, cheesecake and brownies to name a few.
DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT | Level One, Town Plaza at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi
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