Henningtons’ Texas Cafe proudly displays the tag Texas Cuisine. So Friday a friend joined me for lunch there. I will start by saying that Texas is big, and Texas Cuisine covers a lot of different options for food. My hopes were high as I picked up the menu, then I was a little disappointed. The menu seemed to be mostly bar-b-que (which I do love) and a few other items. Thats OK I guess Its a small place, so I’m sure they keep the number of items down.
I choose the 2 meat combo plate, with sliced brisket and German sausage. When my plate arrived I had 2 slices of brisket and 5 slices of sausage, there was a small bowl (not really a bowl at all, then sauce cup) of cole slaw, one of potato salad, one of black beans and one with bar-b-que sauce. The presentation was great, but I thought the portions were extremely small for the $13 price.
On first observation, the sausage looked like standard smoke sausage. After taking the first bite, it tasted that way. I was expecting some good German hill country type sausage. The brisket was nice and tender, but lacked flavor. You can tell this was oven cooked not smoked on a pit, another disappointment for me. The bar-b-que sauce was OK, but didn’t taste like a homemade sauce that I would expect from a small place like this one. The cole slaw was really good, probably some of the best I’ve ever had. The potato salad was pretty good as well.
Overall it wasn’t that bad, but not what I was expecting or priced in a range I would expect. I’m sure I’ll go back and try the other menu items over time.