Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's

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2009/02/05 21:42:10 (permalink)

Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's

It happened last Friday morning but I just heard about it.

They are rebuilding.

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    The Travelin Man
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    Re:Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's 2009/02/05 22:00:33 (permalink)
    Sad.  I am starting to wonder if people are burning down Houston BBQ joints.

    If that's the case, I've got a list of a few that I would like to see torched! 
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    Re:Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's 2009/02/06 00:20:51 (permalink)
    TTM, please say that The Goode Company is not on that list! I've been there and really enjoyed it.
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    Re:Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's 2009/02/06 00:52:33 (permalink)
    Goode Company can stay....but Otto's could go! 
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    Re:Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's 2009/02/06 07:06:21 (permalink)

    I don't know much about the place, but the article about tamale corn-dogs have given me a new goal. Expect an attempt by me in the future with pictures. I am sure that they would be just as good as my Chimichanga Dog.

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2009/02/so_its_come_to_this_jays_corn.php

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    Re:Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's 2009/02/06 08:23:52 (permalink)
    My favorite in Houston was Luling City Market (not affiliated with City Market in Luling) I know The Travelin Man was dissapointed with them and he went twice. So I checked out the yelp reviews to see what others thought. When I went there I ordered the sausage and brisket, I believe TTM ordered the ribs and brisket
    The consensus on Yelp is that the Sausage is spot on - , the ribs suck and the brisket is hit or miss..I recell TTM described the briskett as dry. Fortunately for me they weren't.
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    Re:Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's 2009/02/06 11:10:13 (permalink)
    Admittedly, I am not much of a sausage guy, though I have loosened up on that a bit over the years, and will grab a bite or two at Smitty's or Southside Market.  Still, at no time in my immediate future am I going to make a decision on where to eat based on sausage alone.  My rabbi would kill me.

    There is no reason for any self-respecting BBQ joint anywhere not to be able to produce quality ribs; and no self-respecting BBQ joint in Texas not to be able to produce brisket.  None.

    If you'd had the meals I had at this branch of Luling City Market, you'd have begged me to take you back to our last visit to Arthur Bryant's - at least those fries were good!
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    Re:Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's 2009/02/06 11:24:43 (permalink)
    The Travelin Man

    Admittedly, I am not much of a sausage guy, though I have loosened up on that a bit over the years, and will grab a bite or two at Smitty's or Southside Market.  Still, at no time in my immediate future am I going to make a decision on where to eat based on sausage alone.  My rabbi would kill me.

    There is no reason for any self-respecting BBQ joint anywhere not to be able to produce quality ribs; and no self-respecting BBQ joint in Texas not to be able to produce brisket.  None.

    If you'd had the meals I had at this branch of Luling City Market, you'd have begged me to take you back to our last visit to Arthur Bryant's - at least those fries were good!

     
    Fortunately the brisket I had was in the same category as Louie Mueller's or Kreuz's.  What I found somewhat amusing is that one "yelper" actually noted that half the order of brisket was moist and smokey and the other half was dry and tasteless.
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    Re:Another Houston BBQ joint burns - Thelma's 2009/03/24 14:11:12 (permalink)

    Thelma's will re-open.

    The new location looks like it will be a much better room than the old one in a somewhat better neighborhood but it won't be as convenient to the downtown lunch crowd.

    Edited to fix link.
    post edited by dexmat - 2009/03/24 14:15:04
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