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Barbecue for breakfast?  It's a reality at BJ's Nevada Barbecue, located on Victorian Avenue, in Sparks, Nevada. Does it get any better than to enjoy barbecued brisket, eggs, potatoes and more for breakfast?

As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.

Photo:  BJ's Barbecue is located just east of downtown Sparks, on Victorian Ave., near the site of the Nugget Annual Rib Cookoff.  It's about 9:30 in the morning, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, and my friend, Robert Kipperman and I are in the mood for a great breakfast.

Back on September 06, 2010, I had the opportunity to enjoy BJ's Barbecue at the rib cookoff; you can relive the experience I enjoyed by clicking on this link.

Photo:  As you enter the foyer, a blackboard announces the specials of the day.  Today was Wednesday, so it looks like "kickass" lunch specials were on tap, but we were here for breakfast, so we didn't even ask.

Photo:  As you enter the restaurant, you're greeted with a long counter, and lots of friendly faces.  BJ's Barbecue is a very friendly restaurant to enjoy a great breakfast, or any other meal.  The main dining room is to the right rear of the photo.

Photo:  I'm standing near the back of the main dining room, looking towards the counter.  On this mid-Wednesday morning, the restaurant isn't very busy, which makes it a great day to shoot photos, and enjoy a great breakfast.

Photo:  Near the entrance to the restaurant, if you look to your left, you'll see a couple of commercial smokers where the barbecue is made.  In the 2010's, most restaurants use stainless steel commercial smokers, as it is rare to see a "Texas style" smoker in the parking lot, outside of the restaurant.  At the Nugget Rib Cookoff, all of the contestants, including BJ's Barbecue, cook their ribs the "old school" way, over a mesquite and charcoal fired grill.

Photo:  This is a small portion of the breakfast menu.  Unlike most barbecue restaurants, BJ's is serious about breakfast, and they open for breakfast every morning at 06:30.  I scanned the menu thoroughly, but I narrowed in on the "Breakfast Meat and Eggs" section, and when I noticed the "BBQ beef brisket," my eyes ceased to wander, my mouth started watering, and I knew what I was going to order for breakfast.

Photo:  Our server, Callie, takes Robert's order, while I take the photo.  Callie is a "newbie," with today being her second day, as her mentor, Melissa, looks on.

Photo:  Melissa and Callie bring our breakfasts to the table.  I apologize for the grainy photo, but a lot was happening in a short amount of time, as our friendly servers caught me by surprise... breakfast arrived less than 10 minutes after ordering, and they caught me totally unprepared.  They were very busy, so I didn't ask for a second chance to take another photo, as I do retain a few manners.

Photo:  Thanks, Callie, for taking our photo, as my friend Robert and I settle in to enjoy a wonderful breakfast.

Photo:  As I trolled the breakfast menu, my eyes stopped when I reached the "Breakfast Meat and Eggs" section, and I nearly flat-lined when I noticed the "BBQ Beef Brisket" option for my meat.  I was hooked!

The meal starts with two eggs, cooked to order; eggs over easy for me, which is my de facto standard.  Next, you get to choose between home fries or cheddar grits - difficult choice - but home fries won out for me.  Then your choice of meat... BBQ brisket beef anyone?  Then the usual toast, pancake or biscuit... biscuit for me, plus an optional side of gravy.

I realize the breakfast looks good in the photo, but it tasted even better.  I was surprised by the little cup of coarse applesauce, but it was fantastic, especially when I dipped my brisket into it.  Barbecued beef brisket as a breakfast entree?  Naturally... and it was simply amazing, especially with the barbecue sauce.  The biscuit was fresh, warm, light and fluffy, and the option side of gravy was out of this world, as it had lots of chunks of smoked sausage, and lots of robust flavor.  This breakfast was a breakfast lover's dream come true!

Photo:  Let's flasback to September 06, 2010 to the Nugget Rib Cookoff, and BJ's booth was there, and I enjoyed a dinner of their excellent ribs, beans and cole slaw.  The friendly counter guy "calls me out," as I snap his photo, as he says "Gotcha!!!"  Click on the photo to read the complete article, which will take you back to that wonderful evening in early September, 2010.  BJ's Nevada Barbecue restaurant is one and the same as the booth I enjoyed at the rib cookoff...  Or... you can click on this link...

It's been quite a while since I've enjoyed brisket for breakfast, and it's been a long time since I've enjoyed such a unique, delicious breakfast.  Barbecue for breakfast is wonderful, but you don't have to be a barbecue lover to enjoy breakfast at BJ's, as the food is delicious, the service is lightning-fast and friendly, and the atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming.  BJ's Nevada Barbecue is a great breakfast restaurant in Sparks!

BJ's Nevada Barbecue
80 E. Victorian Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431
775 355-9920

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