What struck me right away about pitmaster Patrick Joubert at Jube’s Smokehouse, 1900 S. Edgewood Terrace, is how much respect he has for his fellow pitmasters.
“That Panther City BBQ — those boys are doing a good job over there,” he said last weekend.
“And Hurtado [in Arlington] — those folks are working hard over there,” he said. “We all pull together.”
Lately, some of the same craft barbecue folks have been praising Joubert, a pitmaster from a Louisiana family who opened Jube’s off Ramey Street in the Stop Six residential neighborhood.
Texas Monthly magazine’s “barbecue editor,” Daniel Vaughn, found his way to Jube’s and wrote about preacher-pitmaster Joubert and his smoked chicken stuffed with dirty rice (order a day in advance).
On Memorial Day, Joubert was open selling whole briskets and rib racks. A brisket plate was lean with an excellent smoke ring, not as fancy as at the new craft barbecue restaurants but a good value at $13.
Joubert’s social media posts are as much fun as his restaurant, promoting side dishes such as “distry doggone rice,” jambalaya, “po-tay-toe salad” and “set-mup” (7Up) cake.
The location was built in 1944 as a neighborhood grocery and operated in recent years mostly as Floyd’s BBQ. Jube’s took over a year ago.