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Country's Best BBQ
Self ^ | 8/7/2004 | Self

Posted on 08/07/2004 10:07:49 AM PDT by Hootch

In honor of places that we know we could eat without being interupted by Kerry... Please post your favorite BBQ joint, where it is and what your favorite thing is at that place...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: North Carolina; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: america; barbecue; barbq; bbq; bbqwars; northcarolina
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I will compile the list into a webpage and post for all to enjoy. I know that my Fellow Freepers have good judgement and good taste so this should be a great list!!
1 posted on 08/07/2004 10:07:50 AM PDT by Hootch
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To: Hootch; dixie sass

Radd Dew's; Conway, SC; everything!


2 posted on 08/07/2004 10:09:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Nothing goes together like spliffs and uzis." --Physicist)
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To: Hootch
Flora & Ellas Restaurant
St Rt. Hwy 80
LaBelle, Fl.

Anything on the menu is great

3 posted on 08/07/2004 10:09:51 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (Cevapcici and Slivovitz......for everyone)
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To: Hootch

Big John Bar-B-Q in Peoria, Illinois.


4 posted on 08/07/2004 10:10:51 AM PDT by harrycarey (Keyes for Senate 2004)
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To: Hootch
Wee Blew Inn
US 41 By-Pass
Venice, Fl.


Grouper fingers on Tuesday dinner menu

The owner is a charter captain, and the fish are fresh daily.

5 posted on 08/07/2004 10:12:09 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (Cevapcici and Slivovitz......for everyone)
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To: harrycarey
Yeah, but did they pay their taxes? LOL

That place is still open? North side of town, or is the original still there? I have been away for a long time.

6 posted on 08/07/2004 10:14:13 AM PDT by SaveTheChief (Bach gave us God's Word, Mozart gave us God's laughter, Beethoven gave us God's fire.)
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Salt Lick

18300 FM Rd 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619
Phone: (512) 858-4959

It's just outside of Austin. Best damn BBQ ever.


7 posted on 08/07/2004 10:14:41 AM PDT by oolatec
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To: Hootch

Wilbur's BBQ.
Goldsboro, NC

Pit cooked, vinegar based, chopped BBQ.

And the chicken ain't bad, either.


8 posted on 08/07/2004 10:14:59 AM PDT by cowboyway (My Hero's have always been cowboys.)
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To: Hootch

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Huntsville Texas. All proceeds go to support the church.


9 posted on 08/07/2004 10:15:06 AM PDT by bayourod (I resent Kerry telling me that his values, not mine are the only true American values.)
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To: Hootch

Don't you think it would be fun to watch both Kerry's eating BBQ ribs, with the sauce dripping on their chin.....


10 posted on 08/07/2004 10:15:58 AM PDT by Burlem
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To: Hootch

Sorry I can't give the month...
but I did notice that while I was "house=sitting" a colleague's home here in
the swanky Westside of Los Angeles, they had a recent article of "Sunset" managazine
that claimed to have an article about the best BBQ in "the west".


11 posted on 08/07/2004 10:16:07 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Hootch

Dreamland in Tuskaloosa Al. Ribs only.
Harold's in Atlanta. hand cut, served on toast handmade over coals from the pit!


12 posted on 08/07/2004 10:17:16 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hootch

Country Tavern
Hwy 31 (6 miles west)
Kilgore, Texas
903-984-9954
Traditional BBQ beef and ribs.



I honestly have several but this is one of the best.


13 posted on 08/07/2004 10:18:11 AM PDT by federal
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To: Hootch
Goode Company Barbeque
5109 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77098

Grab a beer, order some brisket and some sausage, and have a seat outside on the picnic tables.

www.goodecompany.com

14 posted on 08/07/2004 10:18:15 AM PDT by SaveTheChief (Bach gave us God's Word, Mozart gave us God's laughter, Beethoven gave us God's fire.)
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To: Hootch

I'm a North Eastern city slicker myself, but I had great barbeque (mutton, beef and burgoo) recently at the Moonlite Inn in Owensboro, Kentucky.


15 posted on 08/07/2004 10:18:30 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Hootch

In Georgia, BBQ is shredded pork. I much prefer Texas BBQ, generally smoked beef brisket.


16 posted on 08/07/2004 10:19:16 AM PDT by misanthrope (GO BIG "E"!!)
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To: Hootch

in Memphis there are two:

Corky's (several locations - we like the original on Poplar)

The Rendesvouz (down near Beale Streer)

Both make great "Memphis BBQ," which is basically pork ribs and pulled pork shoulder.

I think Rendesvouz has the better Memphis 'speciality,' which is dry ribs, just a seasoning rub, no sauce on it (though you can get sauce if you want). They also make an interesting lamb BBQ. I am not, personally, fond of ribs, unless I'm in a mood.

My favorite, however, is the Corky's pulled pork plate. Their sauce is great, they accompany it with baked beans and a really good cole slaw, and their rolls are to die for. The kicker is to get an onion loaf, which is really thin onion rings smooshed down into a loaf pan. You have to cut chunks off with a knife. The don't seel that to go, for good reason, because it takes too long to fix for the drive up and it doesn't reheat well.

Both places will ship FedEx to anywhere. It's well worth it.

Memphis BBQ has won every national championship that compares regional BBQ for the last decade or so. It's the gold standard, without a doubt. The Memphis in May BBQ contest is the top of the BBQ circuit. It's a blast to attend, and even more fun to participate in (so long as you don't have to drive anywhere ;^>)


17 posted on 08/07/2004 10:19:43 AM PDT by Phsstpok (often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: Hootch

Clemm's, San Diego, CA.


18 posted on 08/07/2004 10:19:49 AM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: Hootch

You're not likely to get much response to this; FReepers are not opinionated when it comes to BBQ.


19 posted on 08/07/2004 10:20:07 AM PDT by condi2008 (Pro Libertate)
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To: misanthrope

Two Brothers, Ball Ground, Ga.

They serve brisket.


20 posted on 08/07/2004 10:20:59 AM PDT by misanthrope (GO BIG "E"!!)
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To: misanthrope

Even in Ga. real bbq is sliced never chopped.
Try Harold's , it's down by the Federal prison past grant park.


21 posted on 08/07/2004 10:21:10 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hootch
Restaurant dining: Jerry's Old Town Inn, Germantown, Wisconsin

Quick and dirty: Speed Queen BBQ, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
22 posted on 08/07/2004 10:21:11 AM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: Hootch

Nairobi Country Club, Midland, Texas. The ribs and the secret dipping sauce are to die for.


23 posted on 08/07/2004 10:21:25 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: PhiKapMom; OKSooner

wanna' piece of this action?

I can't remember the name, but there was a FANTASTIC BBQ place on the west-side of Norman OK...
about 20 years ago.
It was in an old, converted gasoline station structure.
Maybe this was on Porter? just a few blocks of downtown?

I don't know if they owned it, but a couple of senior-citizen ladies took orders and
delivered orders to the customer.
Including soft drinks (Coca-Cola) in the REAL-DEAL glass botles!

Going back a few years...and being an equal time guy for the Sooner and OSU Cowboys...
I will give a high, honorable mention to "Latigos" on the east side of Stillwater, OK.
I only visited twice, but they served some great BBQ.


24 posted on 08/07/2004 10:21:33 AM PDT by VOA
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Keegan's, Martin City, MO (Kansas City).


25 posted on 08/07/2004 10:22:19 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Phsstpok

I'll second the Rendesvouz!
Best ribs overall.


26 posted on 08/07/2004 10:23:01 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hootch
McClard's in Hot Springs AR.
27 posted on 08/07/2004 10:23:45 AM PDT by OSHA (Total Waste: Using your God given intelligence to reason Him out of existence.)
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To: Hootch

John Mueller BBQ. Austin, TX. Brisket.
http://homepage.mac.com/ravnhaus/BBQ/BBQJoints/jmueller.htm


28 posted on 08/07/2004 10:23:58 AM PDT by John Thornton
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To: Phsstpok

Is Corkys the place that provides airline meals for Northwest Flights that go through Memphis? If so, it was by far the best Airline food I've ever tasted and great barbecue on it's own.


29 posted on 08/07/2004 10:24:02 AM PDT by Hootch (I love Bush!!)
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To: Hootch

Louie Mueller's Barbeque, 206 W. Second, Taylor,TX


30 posted on 08/07/2004 10:24:21 AM PDT by WestTexasWend
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Dreamland on Jug Factory Road in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Aside from perhaps a bag of chips and beverages, there are two things served there. Ribs and white bread.

Their sauce is similar to most in the deep south, except with a little more kick and not gloppy like ketchup. The best I've ever had.

Above the door as you walk in there's a neon sign that says: NO FARTING.


31 posted on 08/07/2004 10:25:14 AM PDT by jra
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To: Dog Gone
Anyone with entries in a state other than NC don't friggin' know what they're talkin 'bout. BBQ's so serious here you can always catch "The History of BBQ" (90 minutes) on PBS every other week.

BTY, it's Stamey's in Greensboro. The one next to the coliseum...

32 posted on 08/07/2004 10:25:24 AM PDT by Swanks
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To: Hootch

Betty Roses
Abilene, Texas


33 posted on 08/07/2004 10:25:31 AM PDT by 76834
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To: VOA

Dreamland, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Course, I am a northern girl who visited the south one time (wish it could be more!) and have to be satisfied with Carson's BBQ in Chicago.


34 posted on 08/07/2004 10:27:07 AM PDT by freeagle
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To: Hootch

Wolf's Bar-B-Que and Schuyler's Bar-B-Que in Evansville, Indiana, both have ribs that are out of this world.


35 posted on 08/07/2004 10:29:19 AM PDT by conservativeammom
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To: Hootch
Country's worst BBQ:


36 posted on 08/07/2004 10:29:30 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Are you ready for some football?)
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To: Hootch

I have to add my Favorite in CA and Florida.

Moorpark CA. The Barbecue Joint on High Street. It is southern style and if you live anywhere in driving distance, it is unlike any CA BBQ that I have had. Southern style BBQ is where it's at, and this is it for my area.


37 posted on 08/07/2004 10:29:34 AM PDT by Hootch (I love Bush!!)
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To: Hootch

The country's best BBQ is at my house, thank you very much.


38 posted on 08/07/2004 10:30:40 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Part of the Reagan legacy is to re-elect G.W. Bush))
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To: Hootch

Sorry... And for Florida it is Frogs, I think on Hwy 27 in the middle of nowhere. Anyone else know more about this place?


39 posted on 08/07/2004 10:30:52 AM PDT by Hootch (I love Bush!!)
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To: freeagle

Sprayberrys in Newnan Ga. Lewis Gazzard's home town


40 posted on 08/07/2004 10:30:55 AM PDT by theriotcat
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To: John Thornton
#28..This looks like the place I visited last Christmas and the building initially turned me off.....but it was at my son's request, and once inside I found some of the best barbecue ever!...

If you don't mind eating off butcher paper, and wiping your hands with paper towels, LOL...

..it's great barbecue....soooo tender!!!

And the side dishes....a carbohydrate lovers dream :) ....included potato salad, great cole slaw, and oh my goodness banana pudding.

Forget counting the calories at this place.

And while I'm at it.....we also visited the BEST donot shop ever!!

The Lone Star Bakery ...home of Round Rock Donuts!!!

41 posted on 08/07/2004 10:31:01 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Hootch
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church has been ranked #1 in Texas by Texas Monthly for the last several years and #1 in the nation by several magazines. Even #1 in the world.

And CBS: "One national magazine called it the best barbecue place in the world. And, the price is right: all you can eat for $8."

And FILMBBQ.COM: "Many Texans accept barbecue as sacred, but we've only found one place that makes it a part of their church. Welcome to New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where four days a week, Ms. Annie Ward serves up BBQ that draws followers from around the globe. Written up in "GQ" as one of the top places to fly into to eat in the WORLD (only three in U.S.), no one can touch the hard work these ladies and their cooks put into what has been dubbed by outsiders "Holy Barbecue."

42 posted on 08/07/2004 10:31:30 AM PDT by bayourod (I resent Kerry telling me that his values, not mine are the only true American values.)
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To: Mister Baredog

OK, prove it... ;)


43 posted on 08/07/2004 10:31:30 AM PDT by Hootch (I love Bush!!)
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To: Hootch
Pigs 'R Us

Martinsville, VA

44 posted on 08/07/2004 10:32:42 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: Hootch
OK, prove it... ;)

I was afraid of that. LOL

Are you anywhere near West LA?

45 posted on 08/07/2004 10:32:56 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Part of the Reagan legacy is to re-elect G.W. Bush))
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To: SaveTheChief

I haven't eaten there in many, many years- since childhood.

I wonder that if I would be disappointed eating the same sandwich today.

Some memories are best left memories.


46 posted on 08/07/2004 10:33:07 AM PDT by harrycarey (Keyes for Senate 2004)
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To: Hootch

Kelly's- Elba, AL.


47 posted on 08/07/2004 10:33:55 AM PDT by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: Hootch

York County, PA:
Porky's Place - http://www.porkysplacebbq.com/

Lancaster County, PA:
Tri-County BBQ - http://www.tribbq.com/


48 posted on 08/07/2004 10:34:04 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino Visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: bayourod

Actually, I was in Texas last year and had the best BBQ I had ever tasted.

Just north of San Antonio... "Rudy's" I think.


49 posted on 08/07/2004 10:34:22 AM PDT by harrycarey (Keyes for Senate 2004)
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To: ThreePuttinDude
Sutphen*s Restaurant in Amarillo, Tx.

Unfortunately it*s not there anymore and neither are any other good BBQ places:-(

50 posted on 08/07/2004 10:34:56 AM PDT by moondoggie
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