My first gig in Fort Worth was over 10 years ago, and Angelo's Bar-B-Que was at the top of the list of places I wanted try. All these years later, it is - along with Babe's - my favorite return destination here.
Angelo's is an institution in these parts, and it's classic Texas barbecue. Down here, beef - not pork - is king, especially brisket (sliced or chopped). And the sliced beef is excellent. Be sure to ask for it fatty! (The kind of restaurants I like in Texas all seem to have terrible lighting for picture-taking, so apologies.)
Plates come with beans, potato salad, and cole slaw. The sides are fine, but not worth spending much time on.
Although beef reigns supreme, the pork ribs are surprisingly good - a truly worthy alternative. Barbecued chicken, on the other hand, not so much... the white meat is, predictably, dry. The pork loin is nice and moist, but not particularly exciting. If you like salami, though, that's a winner:
My favorite item here, though, is the sausage. Just get a pound of these marvelous barbecued hot links to go - trust me. Here are some on a loaded baked potato:
2533 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76107