Barbecue and Bourbon: A Match Made in Meat-Lover's Heaven at Killen's Barbecue

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Photos by Kaitlin Steinberg
If you drink one thing with barbecue, let it be bourbon.
And I thought Killen's Barbecue couldn't get any better.

Last night, Ronnie Killen invited the community to come out for a special dinner service (remember, Killen's closes when they run out of barbecue, always before dinner time) that paired the now-famous meat with Jim Beam bourbon. But saying simply "meat and bourbon" doesn't really do the meal justice.

There was a lot of meat--trays piled high with pork ribs, beef ribs, pork belly and brisket. And there was a lot of bourbon--six different varieties to taste along with five cocktails, each made with one of the unique Jim Beam bourbons. I wish I could tell you I was a trooper and I ate all the meat and drank all the bourbon, but I fear I would have been on the floor with the room spinning around me if I'd finished every last sample. There was no skimping on servings at this dinner.

Because I think the story of the smoky, succulent meat and six varieties of bourbon is better told through photos, do yourself a favor and click on over to the next page. And grab a napkin, because you're about to start drooling.

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A display of the different bourbon varieties we'd be tasting throughout the evening.

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A "Black Sour" made with Jim Beam Black Bourbon, lemon juice and demarara simple syrup.

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Ronnie Killen puts the finishing touches on dessert with a blowtorch.

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Sausages fresh out of the smoker.

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Pork ribs almost ready to be devoured.

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Fred Noe, the great grandson of Jim Beam, discusses each of the special bourbons he produces.

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A bourbon for every taste (and then some).

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Killen's Barbecue

3613 E Broadway, Pearland, TX

Category: Restaurant


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3 comments
Jennifer M Douglas
Jennifer M Douglas

We have many great things going on here as well. The Downtown Club Houston can host any event, meeting, party, banquet. You can also join and become a member and dine here every day. We have 2 locations.

erichenao
erichenao topcommenter

Wow. That's some holy cow! I've feeling stuffed just looking at it all!

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