A couple weeks ago we were doing a lot of stuff in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. Ian and I had driven by what was claimed in Google to be an El Pollo Loco (but wasn’t). We found ourselves in the Stockyards area, and drove past Cooper’s, and had to stop in.
Cooper’s has a lot of potential. You order your meat first, then some sides, then sit down at long tables family style. Your Q is on butcher paper.
Ian got ribs, I got brisket and BBQ chicken. The brisket (wet) had decent flavor and was very tender, but it was almost too salty to eat. The chicken was very good on the first eating, but got quite dry on the inside, so it had been smoked a little too long. The ribs were very good. They had decent bark, and were very tender. I think they were the best part of the meal. The sauce was pretty thin but was a good addition.
The beans were OK but bland, and the mac and cheese was pretty good. The iced tea was killer good.
It was a HECK of a lot of food. The check for the two of us was something like $40. It was pretty expensive for non-perfect BBQ. I think that brisket could be excellent, but it was just too salty. So I would try it again if we were in the area, but I would get about half of the food that we got. We didn’t finish the sides, and darn near had to be hauled out of there on a two-wheeler.