The Roanoker - January/February 2018 - 59
BEALE'S: A HIDDEN TREASURE
well-balanced, downright satisfying.
Beale's four sandwiches are named
after main characters in the story. I
chose the Mr. Buford: chopped pork
with sweet brown sauce (made with
Cola and meant as a riff on Kansas City
style), pickles and onions. The meat was
smoky and tender. The sauce complemented perfectly, bringing out the flavor
of the meat rather than hiding or masking it. My husband had the Mr. Morris: chopped pork with tangy red sauce
(a Virginia sauce adapted from a free
slave-turned-restaurateur in Richmond),
slaw and pickles. Tasting his sandwich, I
was hit with different flavors, but same
result: a delicious sandwich full of smokiness and zip.
Beale's sandwiches are delightful,
but if you want the full power of Srsic's
brilliance in barbeque, have the brisket.
It is a taste to savor-over and again.
Add Srsic's version of classic sides: unfussy beans with smoked meat mixed
"Now it's time
for that second
wave of life to
come back to
these areas. All
these towns have
give. That's what
Beale's is about."
- D AV E McC O R M A C K
Texas-style barbeque menu. From meat
to snacks to sides, Beale's food reflects
the Lone Star State. Srsic also created a
barbeque market similar to those in an
old-fashioned Texas meat market. At a
large counter, customers order meats and
sides by the half-pound or the pound,
then watch as their meat is hand-carved
and wrapped in classic Texas peach
As for bar snacks, Srsic wanted simple, classic offerings to satisfy a variety
of taste buds: spicy, sweet, savory, salty.
Beale's snacks include giant pretzels "the
size of Texas," pickled eggs, beef jerky and
jalapeno cashews. When my husband and
I dined there, we noshed on a generous
serving of Beer Cheese and Chips while
sipping some of Beale's classic brews:
Silver (a Hefeweizen) for me, and Gold
(Munich Helles style lager) for my husband. The beer cheese was creamy and
flavorful; and true to Frazer's intent, the
beer was classically traditional: smooth,
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