Skip to comments.Country's Best BBQ
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...
Radd Dew's; Conway, SC; everything!
Anything on the menu is great
Big John Bar-B-Q in Peoria, Illinois.
The owner is a charter captain, and the fish are fresh daily.
That place is still open? North side of town, or is the original still there? I have been away for a long time.
18300 FM Rd 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619
Phone: (512) 858-4959
It's just outside of Austin. Best damn BBQ ever.
Pit cooked, vinegar based, chopped BBQ.
And the chicken ain't bad, either.
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Huntsville Texas. All proceeds go to support the church.
Don't you think it would be fun to watch both Kerry's eating BBQ ribs, with the sauce dripping on their chin.....
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".
Dreamland in Tuskaloosa Al. Ribs only.
Harold's in Atlanta. hand cut, served on toast handmade over coals from the pit!
Hwy 31 (6 miles west)
Traditional BBQ beef and ribs.
I honestly have several but this is one of the best.
Grab a beer, order some brisket and some sausage, and have a seat outside on the picnic tables.
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.
In Georgia, BBQ is shredded pork. I much prefer Texas BBQ, generally smoked beef brisket.
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 ;^>)
Clemm's, San Diego, CA.
You're not likely to get much response to this; FReepers are not opinionated when it comes to BBQ.
Two Brothers, Ball Ground, Ga.
They serve brisket.
Even in Ga. real bbq is sliced never chopped.
Try Harold's , it's down by the Federal prison past grant park.
Nairobi Country Club, Midland, Texas. The ribs and the secret dipping sauce are to die for.
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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.
Keegan's, Martin City, MO (Kansas City).
I'll second the Rendesvouz!
Best ribs overall.
John Mueller BBQ. Austin, TX. Brisket.
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.
Louie Mueller's Barbeque, 206 W. Second, Taylor,TX
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.
BTY, it's Stamey's in Greensboro. The one next to the coliseum...
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.
Wolf's Bar-B-Que and Schuyler's Bar-B-Que in Evansville, Indiana, both have ribs that are out of this world.
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.
The country's best BBQ is at my house, thank you very much.
Sorry... And for Florida it is Frogs, I think on Hwy 27 in the middle of nowhere. Anyone else know more about this place?
Sprayberrys in Newnan Ga. Lewis Gazzard's home town
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!!!
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."
OK, prove it... ;)
I was afraid of that. LOL
Are you anywhere near West LA?
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.
Kelly's- Elba, AL.
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.
Unfortunately it*s not there anymore and neither are any other good BBQ places:-(