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Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:26 AM

Pictured above is smoked brisket from Louie Mueller Barbecue of Taylor, TX (see the review). In our admittedly limited experience with Texas barbecue, we've found none better. They finished in fifth place, out of ten highly rated barbecue joints, in The Dallas Morning News' taste tests of Texas Barbecue. The group from the paper calls themselves the Texas BBQ Posse, and they visited all ten spots within a 48 hour window, sampling brisket, pork ribs, and sausage at each stop. Coming out on top, as it always seems to do these days, is Austin's Franklin Barbecue.

There's a wealth of barbecue information to be found here. Besides the very extensive main story, there are three videos, multiple photo galleries, and 360-degree panoramic shots of many of the joints. This is mandatory reading before your next trip to Texas barbecue country.


Great video, guys! Although I much prefer Smitty's to Kruez's in Lockhart, you were spot on in my book!
Posted by Twinwillow on Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 5:59 PM

Great post! Its hard to really rate Texas BBQ, there are so many good ones that are close in quality. Stanleys in Tyler has won best pork ribs for a few years at Texas Monthly cook off and I agree they are up there with any of the big names that they compete against. There are numerous small town BBQ places that are great also.
Posted by Texascajun on Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 12:26 AM

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