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Favorite BBQ - anywhere in the South

Old Jul 13, 2001, 10:53 am
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Favorite BBQ - anywhere in the South

When I used to travel to the Carolinas and Texas. I loved the BBQ. Carloinas for their pulled pork and Texas for the beef brisket and links.

I have forgot the names of the places I used to go and am going back this fall.

What is your favorite BBQ joint? name and town would be appreciated.
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Old Jul 13, 2001, 4:20 pm
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Bozo's outside of Memphis is hard to beat. Red, Hot & Blues in Dallas is good pork served in a traditionally beef state.
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Old Jul 14, 2001, 5:54 pm
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County Line in San Antonio on the River Walk is my all time favorite. I love the beef ribs but all the BBQ is fabulous.
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Old Jul 16, 2001, 10:45 am
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Maurice Bessinger's Piggy Park in West Columbia, SC.

If you like mustard based sauce with your pulled pork sandwich, you will find none better.
 
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I like Three Little Pigs in Asheville, NC, Rick's in Rockwall, TX, Phipps in Duncan, OK

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Old Jul 16, 2001, 7:10 pm
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Kreutz (pronounced "Krites") Market in Lockhart, TX is very good. Lockhart has been proclaimed by the state legislature as the BBQ Capital of Texas. Go to http://www.lockhart-tx.org for more information.

The Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX is alright. It's more of an "experience" than anything, with the long drive, the wait for a table, the BYOB and the long tables of college kids singing and carrying on.

When I was a kid, we used to go to a place called LeRoy's BBQ way back in the woods, over by where the town of Danville used to be (near Willis and Conroe, TX, where I grew up). We'd go on weekends. You had to get there before it go too late, because they'd run out. This style BBQ, the kind made in East Texas, was different than the Central Texas BBQ we find around Austin. East Texas style tends to have a tangier flavor and more sauce -- a redder sauce, too, while Central Texas BBQ tends to have a smokier flavor and is less dependent on sauce. When you get sauce, it's not as red and tangy. Kreutz doesn't have any sauce (or utensils, for that matter; you eat with a plastic knife, a slice of Butter Krust bread and your hands).

There's another place up in Huntsville, Tx that we would go to on Sundays. It was run by a church. I think the church name was something like "Mount Zion Baptist Church." It was an African American congregation. The members of the church would volunteer to run the BBQ joint after the services on Sunday. They would get huge crowds. Everyone in Huntsville and beyond knew about the place.

Another twist on BBQ is Barbacoa, which yo ucan find on Sundays at good, interior Mexican style restaurants. This is made in many different ways. As far as I can tell, the original way was to cook beef in a pit in the ground. I think in many cases, the barbacoa was the cheek meat from the cow's head. Wherever it comes from and however it's prepared, it's usually very tender, flavorful meat -- and damn good in tacos.

The best rule for judging good BBQ is this: the more questionable the sanitary conditions of the facility and/or the cook, the better the meat. It's kinda like good cheese that way.
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Old Jul 17, 2001, 8:45 am
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Nice additional comments swise, thanks.

 
Old Jul 17, 2001, 5:02 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by geo1004:
Maurice Bessinger's Piggy Park in West Columbia, SC.

If you like mustard based sauce with your pulled pork sandwich, you will find none better.
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I think Shealy's on Hwy 1 in Batesburg is better, plus it's all you can eat. Piggy Park is close and is real close to the airport and is open late.
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Old Jul 18, 2001, 8:16 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by neverhome:
I think Shealy's on Hwy 1 in Batesburg is better, plus it's all you can eat.</font>

Hmmmm. Thanks for the "tip"... next time I cut through SC I will look this one up! Thanks neverhome

 
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Any recommendations for Nashville?

(I have a one night stay coming up...near the airport)
 
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NC barbeque places

Gary's-China Grove
Lexington-Lexington
Speedys-Lexington
Wilbers-Goldsboro (my CT sister-in-law loves this place)
Parkers-Wilson

Remember, barbeque is a religion in NC and there is eastern style and western style. Also all others, such as the lower Carolinas and TX beef (sacrilege!), are heresies. Enjoy!
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Old Jul 18, 2001, 2:53 pm
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For the pulled pork lovers, I suppose I should also ask,

Slaw on or off?

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Old Jul 19, 2001, 11:27 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Sweet Willie:
For the pulled pork lovers, I suppose I should also ask,

Slaw on or off?
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I enjoy both so I always order two sandwiches.

 
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Slaw on the side.

Plenty of hot sauce.
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Old Jul 21, 2001, 1:07 am
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I went to Corky's when i was in memphis... first time it was good. espcially the dry ribs..but the second time it wasn' that good anymore....

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