BBQ Joints

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  1. Blue Tick

    Blue Tick Puritan Board Graduate

    Any thoughts on a BBQ food? Specifically pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, pulled BBQ pork, roasted chicken, BBQ ribs, slaw, corn on the cob, watermelon, and the likes.

    I love this type of food it's simple, fun, and really tasty.

    Any BBQ lovers?
  2. Theoretical

    Theoretical Puritan Board Professor

    Sonny Bryans! Texas BBQ at its finest!
  3. govols

    govols Puritan Board Junior

    Going to Alabama is going back in time for me (hey, I'm a Vols fan) but the best BBQ has to be Dream Land BBQ in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  4. Herald

    Herald Administrator Staff Member

    I'm a 100% dyed-in-the-wool Yankee, but I love southern BBQ. Pulled Pork and Dry Rubbed Ribs are my favorites. Maryland has a few good BBQ joints. The Pig Out in Deal, MD is one of my favorites. Pit Beef is another delicacy around here. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can cut a 55 gallon drum in half, fill it up with charcoal and cover it with a screen and be in the pit beef business.
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  6. VirginiaHuguenot

    VirginiaHuguenot Puritanboard Librarian

    :lol: They actually deleted around 2,000 posts of mine during the last bandwidth purge.

    One of these days I'll run out of things to say and will end it like Forrest Gump: "That's all I have to say about that." :D
  7. ChristopherPaul

    ChristopherPaul Puritan Board Senior

    Where the south lacks in actually offering genuine pizza they make up for such a heinous sin through their exceptional barbecue.

  8. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Dickey's which is a chain in Dallas (and claims to be the fastest growing bbq brand in America) is pretty good, and convenient. If you are down Austin way in the Texas Hill Country, check out the Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas. I don't recall being blown away when my older brother and his wife took our mother and I there, but it has a considerable reputation.
  9. Theoretical

    Theoretical Puritan Board Professor

    So you have posted nearly 15,000 times! That's staggering!
  10. Chris

    Chris Puritan Board Sophomore

    Saturday I had a rack of ribs at The Rendezvous in Memphis, TN.

    Best ribs around. :)

    One positive aspect of living in the mid-south is an abundance of good places to eat BBQ - unlike those unfortunate enough to live in Texas, The North, or, well, anywhere else outside of the mid-south.:D
  11. Richard King

    Richard King Puritan Board Senior

    Well now, you sure want to hear this from a 300 plus lb. guy?
    This list could go a long time.

    This hurts me as a Texan to admit it but some of the greatest BBQ I ever had was traveling the back roads of Oklahoma where you would go in little roadside shacks and just savor every bite as you smell the smoke and talk to they guy who actually cooked the food and wrote every misspelled word on the menu. And over around Shawnee Oklahoma they did some great stuff with pig. My mouth waters just thinking about it.
    But I don't remember the names of the places. I used to cover the state of Oklahoma selling oilfield chemicals and I hit a lot of shacks that would beat any chain or big city joint.

    Now if you are ever in the TX hill someone said before the Saltlick in Driftwood is great and you have a chance of watching Sandra Bullock or some "famous" person eat. Whenever someone famous comes to Austin it seems they end up getting taken to the Saltlick. It is one of those rare places that is as delicious as it is trendy.

    For us non famous types you want to go to Llano TX to Cooper's.
    You will love the food plus you will be at big long tables of Bikers and cowboys, cedar choppers and hunters and it is a social experience you won't forget.

    There is a place that is NOT great. Average at best but everyone I know who drives through Brownwood TX has eaten at Underwoods. It is almost a Texas rite of passage. It seems like something everyone does like lemmings.

    Here in my little town I would say just hit the chain Rudy's because the brisket is smoked well and besides just to go in an hearing the manager Doug laugh is worth the price of the meal. They do use a very good German sausage and I know people that buy their secret recipe cream corn in buckets and take it home.
    I have some secret places here but you have to contact me and I will take you. So many places, so little time and so few inches left in my belts.

    Why am I craving meat and cobbler right now?
  12. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    The Brown Pig in Marshall Texas!:up: :up: :up:
  13. Me Died Blue

    Me Died Blue Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    :up: Actually, growing up in the North, that was the first place I ever had dry ribs.

    Have you been to (m)any of the other BBQ places in Memphis?
  14. Chris

    Chris Puritan Board Sophomore

    Yes - most of them. I live ~90 miles from Memphis, and have lived in Memphis, have family that lives or did live in Memphis, sometimes shop or do business in Memphis, I've ate most everywhere in Memphis. Even out here where I live, we have several area restaurants that do very good BBQ. I could eat a top-quality BBQ each day of the week at a different restaurant. :)

    Corkys, Gridleys, Neelys....there's one place I'm thinking of now, can't remember the name of it, that is better than all of those.....I'll have to call my sister and ask the name.
  15. MrMerlin777

    MrMerlin777 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Robert's BBQ Charleston SC.
  16. Me Died Blue

    Me Died Blue Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    The BBQ Shop, perhaps? It's definitely my favorite out of the places I've been to, including Corky's. Central BBQ and Topps are good as well, but still just not quite at the level of "the shop" In my humble opinion. :cool:
  17. Theoretical

    Theoretical Puritan Board Professor

    Moderator manipulation. Josh, we all known that you don't have nearly 2,000,000 posts.
  18. Bandguy

    Bandguy Puritan Board Sophomore

    Corky's and MCclard's.
  19. Chris

    Chris Puritan Board Sophomore

    I figured it out - Germantown Commisary.

    Good ribs, good BBQ.....there was a side dish that was great there, and I can't remember what it was.
  20. Average Joey

    Average Joey Puritan Board Junior

    Memphis has the best guys.Sorry Texas and Alabama.:p
  21. Average Joey

    Average Joey Puritan Board Junior

    Barbeque Baked Beans?Devil Eggs?Banana pudding?
  22. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    ONLY in TEXAS is this sublime wonderful culinary expression to be found! Imitation is however a great flattery!:D :D :D
  23. kvanlaan

    kvanlaan Puritan Board Doctor

    Richard, you've hit the nail on the head.

    For example, Tribby, Oklahoma serves up a great plate of beef ribs with beans/slaw and fries for $4.95 every Friday. Tribby is just a few miles outside of "metropolitan" Macomb (population, 61) and Sandmann's Cafe is the only operating building in the "town". But wow, some great ribs...
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2007
  24. No Longer A Libertine

    No Longer A Libertine Puritan Board Senior

    Try any small town Texas hole in the wall BBQ joint and you will be delighted.
  25. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    Travis is right on the money!:) :)
  26. bowhunter1961

    bowhunter1961 Puritan Board Freshman

    heres a few that ive eaten at, and recommend:

    (these are near austin)

    kreus market in lockhart.....prolly the best one in the state

    meyers smokehouse in elgin

    city market in luling

    (texas hill country)

    opas in fritz-town (fredericksburg)

    coopers in was ok, the only good thing about junction is doin the posted speed limit of 80 to el paso

    ...and lastly cotton eyed joes in robstown....near corpus

    all the places listed above sell REAL barb que (beef)

    theres a place in shiner, where they make my bock, but, i cant remember the place, but it was good too
  27. kvanlaan

    kvanlaan Puritan Board Doctor

    Richard, what you're thinking of around Shawnee was Van's Pig Stand. I went to school at OBU there and Van's was an institution.

    Boy, I'm getting hungry...
  28. Andrew P.C.

    Andrew P.C. Puritan Board Junior

    You have a million posts? That has to be fixed.
  29. kvanlaan

    kvanlaan Puritan Board Doctor

    Yeah. Let's look at the math here. Josh (if that is indeed his real name) has suggested that his claim of almost 2 million posts is the truth. While I am sure it is full of 'truthiness', there is the small matter of the 1540 posts per day that the alleged Mr Hicks would have to have posted.

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