Texas’ Best BBQ Place Goldee’s Gets Visited By YouTuber Mikey Chen

Texas’ Best BBQ Place Goldee’s Gets Visited By YouTuber Mikey Chen

“I think I was late,” YouTube video blogger Mikey Chen tells his camera as he stands in front of Goldee’s Barbecue in Fort Worth.

The barbecue was recently named the best in the state. Your first 20 customers line up between 4 and 7 a.m. M., Just to make sure they can have a bite of that hard-to-get brisket, Lao sausage, and homemade brioche bread when the store opens at 11am. M.

Mike Chen, photographed here in April 2021, shortly after moving to North Texas, has millions of followers on YouTube.  Travel the world eating.
Mike Chen, photographed here in April 2021, shortly after moving to North Texas, has millions of followers on YouTube. Travel the world eating.(Smiley N. Pool / Staff Photographer)

Chen showed up at 11:30 am (rookie mistake, maybe), but he was still able to try almost every delicious dish on Goldee’s menu.

And the good: Chen has millions of followers on YouTube, and he has surely convinced many fans to head to the secluded restaurants that he thinks are cool. Chen moved to Dallas-Fort Worth this year and is working his way through a fair number of family-friendly restaurants in Texas, as well as hitting the big ones like Whataburger (“Ugh, it looks lifeless”) and Pecan Lodge (“smoke glorious ring ”, but the beef ribs were sold).

At Goldee’s, Chen couldn’t find anything he didn’t like, giving Fort Worth even more street cred as the barbecue capital of Texas.

Goldee, who is not even two years old, is his jewel in the crown.

Goldee's Barbecue opened outside of Fort Worth in February 2020.

While Chen waits (and waits and waits), co-owner Jalen Heard pulled out a sample from a burned end, which Chen calls a “sip-worthy morsel.”

He finally gets to the front, feeling that familiar barbecue feeling: “It’s more exciting than waiting two hours and going up Magic Mountain at Disney,” Chen says.

Order a pound of fatty brisket, some burnt ends, jalapeno chorizo, a prime rib, some pork ribs, a slice of turkey, and all the sides.

6 hilarious highlights from Chen’s 18-minute video on Goldee’s Barbecue:

Lane Milne, co-owner of Goldee's Barbecue, photographed here in February 2021, cuts meat at the restaurant he co-owns with his best friends.
Lane Milne, co-owner of Goldee’s Barbecue, photographed here in February 2021, cuts meat at the restaurant he co-owns with his best friends.(Lawrence Jenkins / Special Contributor)
  • About the menu: “You are a group of high achievers, you really are.”
  • On his excitement while eating the best barbecue in Texas: “Butterflies. Seriously.”
  • About the prime rib: “What the heck? … I don’t know if you can tell, but this is just dripping juice. “
  • About the brisket: “When you bite into this, it’s like the barbecue gods come and kiss you softly on the lips.”
  • On the sausage: “If this sausage played in the NFL, every time, the quarterback would say, ‘It’s a nice complement. That is a really nice photo. That’s a perfect photo. ‘
  • To finish: “If you wonder if this place lives up to expectations, I tell you it exceeds it. . … Of all the places I’ve been, this is the best. Without comparison.”

Goldee’s Barbecue is at 4645 Dick Price Road, Fort Worth. Open Friday through Sunday at 11 a.m. M. Until the tickets are sold out. Get there early if you want to eat. And it does.

Goldee's Barbecue in Fort Worth opened in an unusual location in early 2020. Many barbecue fans missed it entirely during its first year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  But its five owners have been consistently cooking up the best barbecue in the state, says 'Texas Monthly'.

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