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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...
Great "sloppy joes" at $15.00.
This stuff is incredible:
705 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA
Try the brisket!
Include in the list of aforementioned North Carolina establishments:
Don Murry's, Raleigh, N.C.
John's Barbeque, Aberdeen N.C.
Hickory Pit, Jackson, MS
Best sweet sauce I have run across. Real barbeque (pig), of course.
For chain barbeque restaurants, Sonny's is consistently good.
Crown's-Grand Prairie, TX
North Main-Euless, TX
Final post before I'm off to a bit of Saturday work:
I highly recommend "Woody's Cookin' Sauce"...marketed at least in Oklahoma/Texas.
That stuff is great for burgers and marinating even challenging meats like deer meat.
Looking for great BBQ in Orange County CA. :)
The Farmer's Meat Market
342 N. Main street
Ribs,Brisket,Sausage, Chicken, and side dishes.
All cooked fresh every day on a mix of oak and mesquite. All take out-- no dine in.
The best brisket sandwich in the county!
Corky's in Memphis, TN, they even have take out service world wide...they FEDX them in dry ice.
17th Street Bar & Grill - Murphysboro, IL - ribs!
They have their cookers out in the parking lot. You mouth starts to water just driving by!
Dr. Hogly Wogly's Tyler Texas Barbeque in LA. Beef ribs, spare ribs, hot links, brisket, sliced pork - da joint is Heaven!
Rack of ribs at the County Line, Houston!
Count on getting a doggie bag!
Russell Street BBQ
325 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR 97212
Great beef brisket, unbelievable pork ribs.
Local brewers have supplied the kegs (laurelwood)
Not to mention the homemade fried pies (ala Mcdonalds only ten times better, chocalate, cherry, etc.)
No. Are you the new "Let's look up people's join date" police? Or the "I have no sense of humor" sheriff?
Second that. My BIL lived in Boerne and we ate at several BBQ joints around there. Farmer's was the best. To anyone who says NC BBQ is the standard . . . you can't TOUCH TX BBQ. NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!
Starnes BBQ in Paducah,Ky. Its got the best grilled sandwiches on white bread. Sitting at the counter and eating one with a cold Coke...yum.....great homemade sauce too! Paducah is a great town too.
What part of town is that in?
It is as good or better than any I have seen down South or in Texas.
Ironically Fort Worth is the WORST food place, especially BBQ, in the entire world (unless you REALLY REALLY REALLY like Nacho Sauce, which they put on everything). cam't get real Texas ribs there, just them wussified St. Louis dainty chick ribs.
$15.00 = $1.50
Bob's has opened a branch office at one of the hotels in Norman; I'm not sure which one.
They smoke their own meats. My favorite is the whole chicken. It's mostly a carry-out, but there are a few tables indoors or outside on the porch.
KC has two fine places - Arthur Bryant's and Gates.
I second that re: the Hickory Pit. Also include Letha's in Hattiesburg, Ms. A great BBQ place originally in a old shack in Foxworth. Letha's daughters took over the restaurant when she retired and moved it to the closest college town (Uni. of Southern Miss.). Based on its success it was a smart move...
I drove through NC last week and stopped at Smithfield's. Had a pork sandwich, which was pretty good. This is a chain, so I'd be interested in a native's opinion.
If I am in Augusta, GA, its Sconyers BBQ. Quality Meat, good spicy sauce, Hash based sides, good Tea.
In Savannah, its Barnes BBQ...same as above but the sides aren't as good. The tea is like manna!
Disney World has quite good BBQ at the FlameTree in Animal Kingdom....good portions and good taste.
The BBQ I smoked on the grill last night was the best I've had in a while. I made the tea and it was also good.
With me, the best BBQ in the world does depend on where I am at the time.
County Line has good ribs, BUT:
1) I said in the area, not half way to Dallas!
2) The place in Sugar Land still has better ribs.
I suggest we arrange a day of rib eating to settle the matter. We can bring Dog Gone as he owes me 112 beers and you don't drink!
It seems like we have a lot of obnoxious newbies here lately.
Maybe we need some sort of "Newbies Posting Pen" until these kids learn their manners.
Anyone who doesn't understand that conservatism is an optimistic, happy and humorous philosophy isn't a conservative.
My brother in Goldsboro agrees with you. I guess I should disown him as he has never taken me there. He did take me to Parker's in Wilson though.
Great! Have you been back this way lately?
The sandwich is piled high with sliced brisket. Some folks buy one to share and still have left overs!
The fresh meats there are also excellent.
I'll throw in the fourth vote on this thread for Dreamland, but only for first runner-up.
The winner and all-time champion is Big Bob Gibson's in Decatur Alabama.
Bone Daddy's, Dallas Texas.
Growing up in Chicago I was fooled into believing that Carson's was some sort of great BBQ place. Its a good restaurant, but I moved to KC some years back and learned what BBQ really is. I live in DC and won't even waste my time by visiting any local place claiming they know BBQ.
Actually, Freeagle, you don't have to be satisfied with Carsons in Chicago! Try the Twin Anchors on the near north side or Robinson's on the south side. When Mike Royko had a barbeque cookoff in Grant Park (obviously a number of years ago), Mr. Robinson won. He's been putting out great barbeque ever since!
Old age is hitting you hard.
My youthful brain has kept track of this. The count is now 368 beers.
Trust me on this.
No plates, just heavy craft paper. The real deal.
I've found the best BBQ in non-descript places like the one you've mentioned in Sugar Land. I looked up the location of County Line, and I'd have to pack a lunch to eat on the way, and fill up the gas tank twice.
Thanks for the correction. While I didn't know the price, I knew I could get a lot more than that for the money. The place is not real "high class!" ;-)
I was very disappointed when they closed our Red Hot and Blue. It is the best BBQ in the world (when I am at the Red Hot and Blue) :)
My back deck. I just took a pork shoulder off the smoker, chopped it, added homemade bbq sauce and am enjoying it as I type.
(This is the 2nd food thread i've been eating the subject of as I read this week)
In Texas, the pieces, ends, and scraps left over from the sliced BBQ are saved for the children and served with BBQ sauce; often on a bun for the ones not old enough to use silverware. Is that how y'all do it for the adults?
The best? The Smokehouse in Millbrook, Alabama. Best pulled pork I've ever had.