Skip to comments.The Texas BBQ Posse's 6 best barbecue joints in the state
Posted on 03/09/2013 10:20:34 AM PST by Rebelbase
Gannet Source, excerpted.
The Texas BBQ Posse talks about each barbecue joint that made their Top 6, and what made them special. Details on each barbecue joint below.
Franklin Barbecue, 900 E. 11th St., Austin; 512-653-1187. franklinbarbecue.com. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. until the meat runs out....
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I long to be in Texas to taste these savory delicacies.
That Curly’s in a can is repeatin on me.
I’m partial to Rudy’s in San Antonio.
Well come on down. We're just down the road a bit!
If these guys don’t know Zimmerhanzels in Smithville TX, they don’t know barbecue..........
I ALWAYS stop at Shoepf’s in Belton when going to Austin. It’s the real deal.
Angelo’s in Fort Worth
Love the smoke and the sauce !!
Ambiance is a classic too !!
None of them are in Houston. It’s like BBQ turned its back on the entire city. It’s horrible there
There are several good barbecue places in Southern California but most tend to be small ma & pa places and know to locals. Hoggs Gourmet Grill, Sweet Bob’s Bar B Que. Are near me. I don’t know if there is a connection but I have never been to a really good barbecue place that had wifi and latties.
Here is a good one:
Buzzie’s BBQ - 213 Schreiner St. Kerrville, TX 78028 | 830.257.4540
Get there early (11:15 or so) as seating is limited...
Next time I’m out in Riverside County, I’ll have to hit Moreno Valley around meal time.
Have you been to Baby Blue’s in Venice?
If you people don’t stop this, I’m going to have to visit Texas again! This is your last and final warning!
I don’t get out to Venice very often, but that looks like a place I should visit.
Many of the good barbecue joints in LA are history, and these include the Pit on south Broadway, Mr. Jim’s on south Vermont, and Greece’s on La Brea. However, Mom’s, a small joint on Imperial, just west of Vermont, is still going strong.
I know this is for Texas BBQ but the best BBQ I ever had was in Naples, Florida. A guy sets up his BBQ near a nursey on Imokolee and is only there Saturday and Sunday. A little bit of BBQ heaven.
BBQ Ping list...thanks Rebelbase
Oooh, a vegetarian’s worst nightmare. The Salt Lick?
Ahoooah! I want to marry that pit.
My wife stopped at Zimmerhanzels BBQ on the way back from Houston last year, but they had just closed for the day. I have to get there some time in the near future.
Other than Southside in Elgin, there are few BBQ places I like. Rudys BBQ is the worst ever. I make better BBQ by mistake than they make on a regular basis.
FR really needs a “Like” button. Good eat’in there.
Texas Barbecue is great, but as Bubba Watson would surely agree, North Carolina’s “Lexington Barbecue” (pork barbecue) is fabulous.
If that isn't controversial enough, let's fight over Pig vs.Cow BBQ, or sauce vs. no-sauce.
I am partial to pig and no sauce, but I also smoke cow and sausage (homemade sausage).
And to really pick a fight, Chicken isn't worth the attention of a smoker, it is an inferior meat that has no redeeming qualities on its own.
Ping me when we discuss KC barbeque.
List is incomplete. They left out my backyard. ;o)
One of the best bbq sandwiches I’ve every had was from small mom and pop Greek restaurant and didn’t have traditional BBQ sauce on it.
My rendition of it:
Hickory smoke a pork loin. Slice it paper thin, pile it on a bun that’s been butter toasted in a pan or grill. Top with shredded cabbage that’s been dressed with Zesty Italian dressing.
That’s it. Amazingly good.
I don’t know about that. I’ve yet to see photos of a backyard BBQ that made me lust like I do for the photo at post #19.
Attribution to the creator of the sandwich at post 32:
I like Okie BBQ in Burbank near the park. Been there since the Forties. Just a takeout counter, but great pulled pork.
Of course, that was back when they had the old store downtown by the tracks.
Shame that place burnt down.
Good BBQ is a matter of taste. :)
When I was a boy, about 55 years or so ago, we used to go the the Huntsville Prison Rodeo, (before the lawyers shut it down, it was one of the best rodeos). We were driving in from Baytown, Texas. At that time there were no interstate highways, only state highways. So...people came in from all different directions,....from the west, from the south (Conroe, Dayton, Cleveland, Houston) from the north and east. As you approached Huntsville, (say 15 miles from Huntsville) you began seeing roadside stands and people selling things they made or cooked or their agricultural products). One of the main things you saw were black men cooking in their yards in a hand-dug pit...mostly pork ribs and brisket. My dad, who had been raised in Hunstville, had a goood number of black friends who he knew and they taught him how to cook barbecue from a pit. Most of the BBQ was not basted in a tomato paste, but rather in an apple cider, honey or sugar, cayan pepper, black pepper, salt concoction, mixed with an oil (usually corn oil, but I have learned that any oil will do.) It was the best BBQ...perhaps because of me being a kid, and the smells of the food when we stopped to get lunch. It was real Texas BBQ.
Yup...been there...one of the best...
But if anybody is ever in the Chicagoland area, stop into Brothers Ribs in Palatine.
I keep a case of their sauce in my pantry all the time.
What about Adam's Ribs.
Here’s my personal top 5:
1. Franklin’s (Austin)
2a. Snow’s (Lexington)
2b. Smitty’s (Lockhart)
4. Black’s (Lockhart)
5. John Mueller (Austin)
Also receiving votes: Cooper’s (Llano); Taylor Cafe (Vincel’s BBQ is the best in Taylor making Louie Mueller #2 in Taylor); Kreutz (Lockhart); City Market (Luling)
If you want to break it down by brisket, pork ribs, and sausage, the list would change a bit....
Smoque in Chicago is very good too.
They are only open from 10 AM until they run out of meat! When you eat there, you are getting fresh meat, that’s for sure! BTW, their ribs are awesome, too.
Their sides are good, also. I especially like their creamed corn, but they don’t have it every day.
Zimmerhanzel’s has been in Smithvillel for as long as I can remember. They used to be close to Main St (which is fun to visit) but they moved out on the highway a while back.
I’ve bought 3 lovely very old holsters in the “Antique” shops that now line Main St.
This place is not on the list. Anthony Bourdain says that the ribs here are the best anywhere on the planet.
I couldn’t agree more about the backyard BBQ. The smaller venues have the biggest taste.
When I lived in So Cal years ago, there was an old black man who had a 55gal drum smoker. IIRC he set up in a liquor store parking lot off of Foothill blvd in Rialto Calif. THE BEST fall off the bone ribs I’ve ever eaten.
I do have a bone to pick with you though. Chicken, turkey, or any fowl is well worth the effort to smoke. It’s all in the prep. (and the overnight marinade)
That is no longer jmueller. It is now LA BBQ.
John Mueller’s sister essentially fired him a few months ago and hired Aaron Franklin’s assistant to be the pit master there.
John Mueller just opened a new place called “John Mueller Meat Company” in east 6th.
if you want those ribs that Bourdain was talking about (I assume he was talking about J Mueller’s beef ribs)— head to John Mueller’s Meat Company .
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