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True, authentic Texas barbecue can be found in the heart of New England at Danny’s Little Taste of Texas in Manchester, CT.
Danny’s is the best barbecue restaurant in New England with dine in, barbecue take out and barbecue catering services. Danny’s is committed to serving real Texas-style barbecue with meat that is dry rubbed and mixed with special spices. Danny’s meats are then wood smoked in their smokehouse grill for over 12 hours.
Serving South Windsor, CT & Manchester, CT, Danny’s barbecue catering services includes a full service, on-site chuck wagon ho down that can bring Texas barbecue to any meeting or event. The chuck wagon ho down includes a full smokehouse grill along with a full buffet set up and music and karaoke. Danny’s also offers full delivery and set up services along with barbecue take out.
View Danny’s full menu here!
Danny’s Little Taste of Texas features delicious, Texas-inspired appetizers, build your own burger or hot dog, sandwiches and wraps, Tex-Mex, and, of course, Texas barbecue at the best barbecue restaurant in the region.
Entrées include barbecue ribs, smoked chicken, chicken fried steak, pot roast, pork chops and more.
Texas-style wings in a choice of sauces
Quesadilla Roll Ups
Soups and more:
Rancher and Tortilla Salads
Baked Potato Meals • Make Your Own Burger or Hot Dog
A variety of sandwiches and wraps • Grilled Favorites
Pulled or sliced beef brisket or pork shoulder
Baby back ribs • Beef or Pork Ribs • Half Chicken
Chicken Fried Steak • Texas Pot Roast
Fried Chicken • Chicken Tenderloins
Contact Danny’s Little Taste of Texas
Danny’s Little Taste of Texas is located at 19 Oakland Road in South Winsdor, CT, just a short drive from the Shoppes at Buckland Hills in Manchester and the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor.
Call them for a reservation or catering services at 860.436.1232. Don't forget about our quick and easy barbecue take out!
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Hours of operation:
Wednesday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
"It's so good they should have lines out the door." Hartford Magazine 2014
Danny's Little Taste of Texas offers authentic Texas style BBQ right here in your backyard!
We also offer: Catering services, take-out food and buffets!
|Come Visit Us at the Big E!|
|Tue Sep 16 11:08:00 EDT 2014|
We are located between the NH and CT buildings under the name Smokehouse Grill! Come visit us for the biggest, bestest, cheapest baked potato on the fairgrounds!
|The Big E!|
|Fri Sep 05 11:24:00 EDT 2014|
In just six days we are going to be serving as the Smokehouse Grill on the side of the Connecticut Building at the Big E! We are so excited to continue to serve the best deal on the fairgrounds and the biggest baked potato around for our 13th year now!...
|Battle of the Baked Potato|
|Sun Aug 24 17:57:00 EDT 2014|
|What's the latest?|
|Fri Aug 22 11:13:00 EDT 2014|
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|Catering Across Connecticut|
|Sat Aug 16 09:21:00 EDT 2014|
Our Chuck Wagon travels far and wide to keep our customers happy and healthy! From the suburbs of Enfield to the marinas in Norwalk we come to spread cheer and we wont leave until everyone is satisfied!
|What're you craving?|
|Fri Aug 15 10:28:00 EDT 2014|
Stop in for a mouth-watering Buffalo burger today!
|Thu Aug 07 12:32:00 EDT 2014|
For a limited time only those you enter our Customer Loyalty Club will be recieving 15% OFF their first meal!
|Big E Giveaway Survery|
|Wed Jul 30 14:53:00 EDT 2014|
We are trying to gauge the best way to hook in new customers, for no one deserves to live a life without experiencing a Texas Spud!! So if you have just one minute to answer two quick questions, it'd be most appreciated!
|Hartford Area and More...|
|Fri Jul 25 12:47:00 EDT 2014|
Going to the Big E every year gives us the chance to reach out to all those in Connecticut who come and even new people from the surrounding states. When we're not speading cheer with our famous Texas Spud loaded potatoes or loading up Big Bertha with our Grade A meats we're catering to the good folks like you! Our Chuck Wagon caters parties of three to three thousand and willingly travel all over CT from Orange, to New Haven just to put a smile on our customers faces! Make sure to check out everything we have to offer your up coming event, or give us a call at: (860) 436-1232...
|Two Thumbs Up!|
|Thu Jul 17 16:46:00 EDT 2014|
Read firsthand what our past customers have to say about our dishes and services: http://www.dannyslittletasteoftexas.com/reviews
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK MIRKO
The phrase Connecticut barbecue might never have the ring to it of, say, Memphis barbecue, Carolina barbecue, Kansas City barbecue or Texas barbecue. Sadly, much of our barbecue might be of the "remove the rack of ribs from the sleeve and slather it with BBQ sauce" variety.
However, good barbecue has popped up in places like Stamford, Moodus, Vernon, Uncasville, Hartford, and even briefly on College Street in New Haven, where an elderly couple opened an authentic Texas-style barbecue joint and then had such health problems they were rarely open.
The best barbecue I’ve found in the Northeast is a dive called Bub’s BBQ in Sunderland, Mass. And yes, it’s well worth the hour drive straight up I-91. Even the gator’s great. But as long as we have Danny’s Little Taste of Texas in South Windsor, we can let some considerable Lone Star pride swell in our collective chest.
Of the four main regional varieties of barbecue, I have always strongly favored Texas (just as I favor Texas chili over Cincinnati) — because it’s all about the meat. Sauce is a secondary consideration. Properly done, Texas-style barbecue is so flavorful you’d never need sauce, except eventually all that richness requires some acidity for balance and coleslaw alone just ain’t gonna cut it.
From the outside, the most compelling thing about Danny’s Little Taste of Texas, which is in its 14th year, is the chuck wagon used for catering and events like the Big E. But when we set foot inside Danny’s, which has a small front room and a big back room whose walls are festooned with Texas kitsch, any doubts we might have entertained dissipate as the incredible smoky aroma of great barbecue is carried to our nostrils. We’re as stoked as the gas-fired, hickory-log-burning smoker that produces all that flavor.
Brought to you by owner Danny Bell, who lived in Houston for nine years, Danny’s barbecue is so good that the restaurant should have constant lines out the door, up until the day that he and his chuck wagon decide to clip clop, clip clop off into the sunset. But the reality is, times continue to be tough in the food industry, and many restaurateurs find themselves looking for secondary income streams. In addition to its extensive regular menu, Danny’s is featuring a two-page “new menu shootout” with the most popular items apt to be retained. Normally, I wouldn’t consider such experimentation a good sign. Let a great barbecue place stick to barbecue. But the tomato soup ($3.99) we try is vibrant and fullflavored, the crab cakes ($7.99) a little mushy but beautifully crabby, and a Texas mushroom burger which we have made with buffalo meat ($7.99) a juicy, flavorful revelation that could hold its own with Connecticut’s top burgers.
Nevertheless, the barbecue menu is the reason we’ve made the trip to Danny’s. Accompanying our food with Hosmer Mountain sodas ($2.25) and Long Trail Pale Ale ($3.95) and Harpoon IPA ($3.95), we begin with terrific house-made potato chips and addictive corn bread ($2.49). The barbecue meals come with a dinner roll and French fries or coleslaw, all well and good, but sides of the sort you might really crave, like our pork and beans and mac and cheese, are a little extra ($2.49). But the barbecued meats rule, and given Danny’s is Texas-style, beef rules above all. The real flavor comes not from sauce but from dry rubs (“If the rub tastes good on your fingers, it will taste good on the meat,” Bell says) and from cooking the meat low and slow with plenty of smoke. It’s not about the quality of the meat either, as barbecue has always been about making use of unwanted cuts. “I could make your shoe taste good,” he boasts.
Barbecue dinners range from $11.99 to $18.99, with servings of additional meats an added $4.95 each.
Danny’s baby back ribs and pork ribs are smoky and tasty. Pulled pork is moist and delicious. Cajun sausage is a spicy delight. Although obviously a different preparation, a quarter chicken packs as much flavor as its Peruvian counterpart. But the revelations are the meaty beef ribs (good gracious, they’re wonderful) and the amazingly moist, fatty and flavorful beef brisket (simply the best we’ve ever encountered).
The dessert menu could use a little beefing up. Deep-fried Twinkies ($4.99), Oreos ($4.99) and a deep-fried apple ($4.99) that might be better without its skin are tolerable, but barbecue would seem a perfect platform for Southern standards like chess pie, sweet potato pie and red velvet cake. It could be time for a “new dessert menu shootout.”
Nevertheless, this little barbecue joint is doing Greater Hartford a tremendous service. Danny’s Little Taste of Texas delivers BIG flavor.