Skip to comments.21 of the Best BBQ Sandwiches
Posted on 03/17/2014 6:11:03 PM PDT by kingattax
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Yep I live here (Wilmington, N.C.) if you don’t live in N.C. I recommend moving, and/or visiting!
But I've always found the brisket to be dry. And they've got "boring" pickles.
You can keep your mustard sauce, NC Sauce (either type western or coastal) are both better!
What about the one in Junction?
That’s crazy talk!
Where I come from—TEXAS—we don’t put cole slaw on a barbecue sandwich EVER—PING
Mother used to sometimes put Cole slaw on our hot dogs. It was pretty good.
Yes, it’s good. Shoot, all food is good to me! :-) It’s just that Texans don’t do slaw on BBQ sandwiches. I also like sauerkraut on hot dogs very much.
Best sammich ever!
Here's my take on it. Got close with the meat, but have yet to replicate that neon yellow slaw.
Kansas City has the best BBQ in the US.
Fiorella’s Jack stack. Is the best. In KC. They have the best burnt ends in town, my favorite sandwich is the poor russ which is chopped up burnt ends on a bun. The beans are to die for as is their cheesy corn side.
Oklahoma Joes has the Z-Man. Also very good.
Here’s another one.
Not being a southern gent but a fan of all great food.
What kinda white sauce are we talking about. Do share.
I think the same thing about Bryant’s... Very over rated. Hayward’s now is under new ownership. In 1981 the had the best Sandwich.
When you were in the neighborhood, did you ever try Iron City Barbecue, across the river in Iron City, GA?
Bit different from most places...the barbecued pork is barbecued fresh (i.e., uncured) ham. Incredibly tender and very tasty.
+ + + Black’s in Lockhart + + +
Also a place in Dothan Al... don't remember the name but they had westerns playing nonstop on the TV.....
Both Williams Bros and Davis BBQ have really great BBQ....sandwiches as well as platters. Stuff that makes my heart go hummmmmm
The sausages there are a concerto in black pepper.
Steadman Shealy was the greatest wishbone QB ever.
Okay so now I need a new key board.... the drool is killing me
"What about the one in Junction?"
And I believe there is a Cooper's in Mason, as well.
I don’t think I ever ate there but remember the place. Unfortunately Iron City was just off hwy. 84, just enough that I usually just drove on by.
Shealy was a heck of a nice guy too. Last I heard he was an attorney in Dothan.
Pecos Bill’s Okie BBQ Glendale, CA.
Hell, now I’m hungry.
1 lb. Kings Hand-Chopped Pork BBQ
1 rack Kings BBQ Pork Ribs
1 pint Kings Brunswick Stew
2 pints Kings Veggie of your choice
1 doz. Kings Hushpuppies
1 5 oz. Kings Delight BBQ Sauce
“We ate at 12 Bones in Asheville last summer...”
Thanks for the heads up. We are planning to go to Charleston later this year, and thought we might stop at 12 Bones on our way home...guess we will find another for our barbeque stop.
So, FReepers, a serious question...who has absolutely the best barbeque in North Caroline?
That pic is so mouthwatering...want some of each...and where might that be...name and location please!
Here’s a vote for Alday’s pulled pork in Sarasota, FL. Their baked beans are “the top of the world, Ma!”
Concur. The Texas BarBQ Brisket seems to outshine the rest.
FWIW, I also always discern the quality of BarBQ by the Brisket.
You have quite a way with words.
Ever thought about doing restaurant reviews? :)
We have Smokin’ Pig here in Valdosta, GA. It is very good!
I believe that is from Salt Lick BBQ, here in Texas...
Despite the fact that I have grown to despise Micky Ds, I do like the McRib. I think it is the only thing they make now which I like.
I've only been there twice since 2005, both times I thought it wasn't all that good and way overpriced for lunch. Since I work just down the street in Corporate Woods, maybe I'll give it another shot.
I saw that the Smokestack at 89th & Wornall has been renamed to "The Stack," but I don't know if it's the same family (just broken away) or if it's new ownership. They've got a pretty good sandwich there (or they did): The Smokestack. Beef & pork on a hoagie with lettuce & tomato. It really works!
The best meal I ever had was in Dothan, or at least near Dothan. It was a place called “Redmon’s Seafood Camp” My wife and I ate there and the owner took our six month old baby and carried her around the entire meal.
Mine was 12 shrimp and they were more than I could eat tho I finally maanged to eat they all. They were each about the size of a chicken drumstick. They also had there own recipe for tartar sauce. I could taste black pepper in it but was never able to duplicate it tho I tried many times. The whole meal was just great.
That would be a big ol YEP.
in Wichita Falls...brisket is king and offered at a zillion stops.....W Falls is like 120 k population and has over 24 bbq places
Giving a nod to my long ago childhood and a state that I don’t see represented...
I have lived in Texas 99 per cent of my life (and therefore think Tx bbq is the best) but as a kid spent summers with relatives in Southern Illinois. We didn’t eat out but maybe twice in the summer, but when we did, after church we would go across the railroad tracks and get bbq. Pork bbq with a vinegar/tabasco base sauce. Yummy! I’m sure that place is long gone since the town dried up when the coal mines closed...from what I have read. But it does deserve an honorable mention.
I’ve replicated the sauce and when pork roast is on sale veer off my normal beef bbq.
Pulled pork with an awesome vinegar based sauce, onions, augratin potatoes and jalepenos in a flour tortilla. I add in cole slaw.
Danny's BBQ in the Raleigh area- the best. His sauce is like crack.
My son ships me a box of 25 links every Xmas.
There’s that “Wolf River” something or other shack past Collierville and Moscow that has a good sandwich. For local, I like Interstate on 3rd St.
What interstates are you traveling? Every town has a decent barbecue joint or two. Most are humble little out of the way places that have been there forever, nothing fancy at all. You'd have to be in a city of some size to encounter a really nice place focusing on barbecue.
Locally, I'm fond of BBQ Joe on Fairfax at South Main in High Point. They're agnostics or heretics, depending upon your allegiance, lol. They serve all kinds. The best in my opinion would be “The Joe,” a half pound of pulled, smoked pork on Texas Toast with eastern style pepper vinegar sauce and coleslaw.
The Pit is a big deal down in Raleigh and gets a fair amount of praise, it's a little more on the upscale side.
If you're passing through in the morning, try Country Barbecue, their huge cat's paw biscuits with pork tenderloin or country ham are a thing of beauty.
Just avoid the chains, and avoid having barbecue at a place that does not specialize in it. Asheville and environs would be the smokier, sweeter almost TN style, get down off Black Mountain and you're into Western style territory, a tomatoey sauce with spicy red slaw. That runs all the way to just east of Greensboro and Charlotte, then you start hitting hybrid eastern-western and pure Eastern style with pepper vinegar sauce.
You'll hit pockets with their own spin, German settled areas north and west of Charlotte have a different sauce but still pork. They also serve fried liver mush, it has cornmeal in it, never had the nerve to try it. Up north near the VA border you'll run into Short Sugar's which has a very rich dark brown sauce that is hard to describe but I'm fond of it, they also have several unique cuts of pork, coarse chopped, fine chopped, pulled, etc.
Just make sure the parking lot’s full, you'll be OK.
I used to love “Central Texas BBQ” in Castroville, CA when I was stationed at Ft. Ord. Former SF guy and his Korean wife ran it. It was great!
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