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The Texas BBQ Posse's 6 best barbecue joints in the state
Dallasnews.com ^ | 3/8/13 | Staff

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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It's been a while since there was a good BBQ fight on FR.

I long to be in Texas to taste these savory delicacies.

1 posted on 03/09/2013 10:20:34 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

That Curly’s in a can is repeatin on me.


2 posted on 03/09/2013 10:27:56 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Funny!


3 posted on 03/09/2013 10:28:44 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Rebelbase

I’m partial to Rudy’s in San Antonio.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 10:30:00 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Rebelbase
I long to be in Texas to taste these savory delicacies.

Well come on down. We're just down the road a bit!

5 posted on 03/09/2013 10:36:40 AM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Rebelbase
This thread makes me hungry. Good barbecue in Southern California is about as scarce as tacos are in London, but Burrell's, located in a Santa Ana residential neighborhood, serves great barbecue.
6 posted on 03/09/2013 10:41:13 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Rebelbase

If these guys don’t know Zimmerhanzels in Smithville TX, they don’t know barbecue..........


7 posted on 03/09/2013 10:43:05 AM PST by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Rebelbase

I ALWAYS stop at Shoepf’s in Belton when going to Austin. It’s the real deal.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 10:56:40 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Rebelbase

Angelo’s in Fort Worth

Love the smoke and the sauce !!
Ambiance is a classic too !!


9 posted on 03/09/2013 10:56:56 AM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It makes it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Rebelbase

None of them are in Houston. It’s like BBQ turned its back on the entire city. It’s horrible there


10 posted on 03/09/2013 10:59:50 AM PST by SengirV
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To: Rebelbase
Southside Market, Elgin Texas:


11 posted on 03/09/2013 11:00:47 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


12 posted on 03/09/2013 11:13:02 AM PST by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: Rebelbase

Here is a good one:

Buzzie’s BBQ - 213 Schreiner St. Kerrville, TX 78028 | 830.257.4540
http://buzziesbbq.com/index.html


13 posted on 03/09/2013 11:22:34 AM PST by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: Rebelbase
Sonny Bryan BBQ, Dallas. Same location/building for 103 years.

Get there early (11:15 or so) as seating is limited...

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14 posted on 03/09/2013 11:27:07 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: ThomasThomas

Next time I’m out in Riverside County, I’ll have to hit Moreno Valley around meal time.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 11:34:11 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Have you been to Baby Blue’s in Venice?


16 posted on 03/09/2013 11:42:53 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Rebelbase

If you people don’t stop this, I’m going to have to visit Texas again! This is your last and final warning!


17 posted on 03/09/2013 11:50:55 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: SoCal Pubbie

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.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 12:04:20 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Standing Wolf
MUHWHAHAHAHAHAHA!


19 posted on 03/09/2013 12:04:27 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Rebelbase

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.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 12:09:45 PM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: fanfan; doodad; LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget; FrogHawk; kalee; chesley; A knight without armor; ..

BBQ Ping list...thanks Rebelbase


21 posted on 03/09/2013 12:11:59 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: TLI

Oooh, a vegetarian’s worst nightmare. The Salt Lick?


22 posted on 03/09/2013 12:13:48 PM PST by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Fiji Hill
I do not remember eating BBQ anywhere in California other than Chris & Pitts. It was OK, but we really learned what BBQ was really about when we moved to Memphis. Yum Yum!!
23 posted on 03/09/2013 12:17:13 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: TLI

Ahoooah! I want to marry that pit.


24 posted on 03/09/2013 12:24:13 PM PST by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: basil

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.


25 posted on 03/09/2013 12:24:22 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: humblegunner

FR really needs a “Like” button. Good eat’in there.


26 posted on 03/09/2013 12:25:18 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Rebelbase

Texas Barbecue is great, but as Bubba Watson would surely agree, North Carolina’s “Lexington Barbecue” (pork barbecue) is fabulous.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 12:27:16 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Rebelbase
Nothing against BBQ joints in TX, but the best BBQ is found in backyards, where it isn't made for the masses and a whole lot of love goes into making Q for family and friends.

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.

28 posted on 03/09/2013 12:31:32 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Rebelbase

Ping me when we discuss KC barbeque.


29 posted on 03/09/2013 12:31:39 PM PST by Starstruck (I need a 30 round magazine because liberal whine gives me a buzz.)
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To: TLI
I really enjoy the food at Bunkhouse BBQ in Clifton.


30 posted on 03/09/2013 12:32:05 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Rebelbase

List is incomplete. They left out my backyard. ;o)


31 posted on 03/09/2013 12:34:35 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ConservativeInPA

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.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 12:39:32 PM PST by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

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.


33 posted on 03/09/2013 12:42:00 PM PST by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: SengirV

http://gatlinsbbq.com/


34 posted on 03/09/2013 12:42:05 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Rebelbase

Attribution to the creator of the sandwich at post 32:

R.I.P. Johnny.


35 posted on 03/09/2013 12:44:48 PM PST by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: ThomasThomas

I like Okie BBQ in Burbank near the park. Been there since the Forties. Just a takeout counter, but great pulled pork.


36 posted on 03/09/2013 12:48:55 PM PST by Argus
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To: Arrowhead1952
I was weaned on that sausage, true story.

Of course, that was back when they had the old store downtown by the tracks.

Shame that place burnt down.

37 posted on 03/09/2013 12:52:54 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: musicman

38 posted on 03/09/2013 12:53:49 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SengirV
There was a good BBQ place on Memorial when I lived there 20 years ago. Don't remember the name. It was close to Memorial Park.

Good BBQ is a matter of taste. :)

39 posted on 03/09/2013 12:59:22 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Standing Wolf

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.


40 posted on 03/09/2013 1:19:29 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (THA)
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To: TLI

Yup...been there...one of the best...


41 posted on 03/09/2013 1:20:52 PM PST by Popman
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BFL


42 posted on 03/09/2013 1:25:47 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Rebelbase
I know this thread is about Texas...

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.


43 posted on 03/09/2013 1:31:44 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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But if anybody is ever in the Chicagoland area, stop into Brothers Ribs in Palatine.

What about Adam's Ribs.

44 posted on 03/09/2013 1:33:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Rebelbase

Here’s my personal top 5:

Brisket:

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....


45 posted on 03/09/2013 1:34:54 PM PST by wolf24
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To: dfwgator; mountn man

Smoque in Chicago is very good too.


46 posted on 03/09/2013 1:36:47 PM PST by wolf24
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To: Arrowhead1952

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.


47 posted on 03/09/2013 1:38:33 PM PST by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Rebelbase

This place is not on the list. Anthony Bourdain says that the ribs here are the best anywhere on the planet.

http://jmuellerbbq.com/


48 posted on 03/09/2013 1:47:23 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

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)


49 posted on 03/09/2013 1:52:43 PM PST by Sparky21555
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To: RightFighter

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 .


50 posted on 03/09/2013 1:53:12 PM PST by wolf24
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