Many states claim to be the home of the distinctly American barbecue dinner. But most of that competition ends when the combatants walk into Cackle and Oink Barbecue in Sherman, Texas. Championship award winning barbecue chef Aaron Vogel has taken the very best of all of America’s barbecue traditions and combined them into a gloriously mouth watering and stomach filling little piece of heaven. Opened in 2005, Cackle and Oink has quickly become the “it” place to go for some down home Americana and unbeatable cooking. Family owned and operated, the friendly service and the food are extremely tough to beat.
As you begin to indulge in Cackle and Oink Barbecue’s well rounded menu, the first thing you will notice is the delicate Apple Wood flavor imparted to each of the various meats. Although their signature sauce is beyond compare, many diners choose to have their brisket or ribs “naked” to savor that delicious sweet smoky flavor. Each dish is meticulously prepared and guarantees satisfaction. This is definitely the restaurant for the meat lover. With tender beef brisket so good it will make you want to hug your mother (thanks Iron Chef), one could easily see the food here converting even the most die hard vegetarians. The “end all be all” to the diners selection are the baby back ribs. Having won numerous awards, these fall off the bone delicacies are a barbecue lovers dream. But the delights don’t stop there! Cackle and Oink also served up some of the best pulled pork, pulled chicken, and sausages your mouth has ever tasted.
Yes, of course you are here for the oh so yummy main courses, but don’t forget their unbelievable side dishes. Although most would consider them “conventional”, the care in preparation and perfect pairing with each of the entrees makes them a draw in and of themselves. Big applause goes out for the black eyed peas and the baked potatoes which are most definitely bigger (and tastier) in Texas. Locals and tourists alike laud Mr. Vogel and his culinary treats. And with everything they offer, the prices at Cackle & Oink are extremely reasonable. If you are looking for out of this world service, incredibly delicious food, a quaint casual atmosphere, and a very full belly, look no further than Cackle & Oink BBQ!