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It gets overlooked because it’s served up at a place famous for its barbecue and moreso its pies. Still, if you haven’t tried the cheese dip at Chip’s Barbecue, you have missed out.
Used to be, that dip always contained a bit of smoked beef in its makeup. This particular sitting I found no beef at all in the dip, no meat at all… and liked it even better than before.
What else is substantial? The chips. Chip’s has its own particularly thick yellow tortilla chips, chips with heft, chips that can easily handle the house Nachos or Nacho Salad. They are strong, they’re served up on the side in a brown paper bag and you need to get you some.
That’s my only fault with Chip’s concerning the cheese dip and salsa… tortilla chips are the only option. If you’re a fry dipper like me, you are just outta luck and must order them on the side. That doesn’t keep me from doing just that — Hunter usually claims all the tortilla chips anyway.
You’ll find Chip’s Barbecue on West Markham a block west of the Markham Street Baptist Church. They’re open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m Monday through Saturday, and like all good Southern barbecue joints they’re closed on Sunday. (501) 225-4346 or check out the website.