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2003/05/23 16:16:06 (permalink)

Best name for a BBQ joint?


I had lunch today at a terrific little joint on I-20 just east of Dallas called "David's Kiss My Ribs" and it got me thinking. What's the best name you've seen for a barbecue joint?

My nomination is a little joint I saw on I-30 somewhere in Arkansas called "Squat & Gobble". Gotta luv it..
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/23 16:45:09 (permalink)
    I like Swett's in Georgia.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/23 17:00:46 (permalink)
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    I like Swett's in Georgia.


    For those of us who do not know Swett's, please describe and where is it at?

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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/23 18:11:57 (permalink)
    There are tons of places with this name, one that comes to mind is in Eureka Springs, ARK.---BUBBA'S !!
    Fat Matt's Rib Shack (Atlanta) has a good draw from it's name.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/23 20:30:36 (permalink)
    The Bone Yard ...
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/23 20:31:04 (permalink)
    It's not clever, but my BBQ place would be called either Bubba's or Piggy's.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/23 22:58:23 (permalink)
    Burger Bob's Basement BBQ
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/24 11:48:53 (permalink)
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    There are tons of places with this name, one that comes to mind is in Eureka Springs, ARK.---BUBBA'S !!
    Fat Matt's Rib Shack (Atlanta) has a good draw from it's name.


    Bubba's in Frisco, NC, in the Outer Banks.....where I'll be having lunch in about two and a half weeks....

    Actually, the first time we were in the Banks, which are barrier islands off the NC coast, we were driving south, getting the lay of the land--which sometimes is less than 100 yards from ocean to sound. We'd just had a great seafood lunch, and while driving, I turned to my wife and said, "I smell hickory smoke." She rolled her eyes at me. Two minutes later, I repeated, "I'm tellin' you--I smell hickory smoke, like a barbecue place." "Wishful thinking," she replied. A minute later, I said, "It's really strong now. There's gotta be pulled pork around here...." Before she could further diss me (see how I used modern slang?), we rounded the curve, and there it was......(insert sound: "Hallelujah Chorus"). We ate dinner there on the way back. It was swell.....
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/24 12:59:15 (permalink)
    3 little pigs in Mytle beach S.C.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/24 16:43:13 (permalink)
    Dearfolk,
    Swett's Barbecue is in Soperton, Georgia, very close to Interstate 16 between Macon and Savannah. That family name has several variants in these parts: Sweat, Sweatt, Swett, Swette, and even Sweet (pronounced "Sweat").
    As for barbecue names, I think Heavy's Bar-B-Que in Crawfordville, Georgia is the best: it's run by "Heavy" Grant and family. Take the Ga. 22 exit off I-20, head south toward Sparta, and it's up the hill on the right.
    Conspiguously Consuming, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/24 18:31:37 (permalink)
    It wasn't a barbecue place, but we've always been fond of the long-gone "Ma Groover's Pig and Plate" in Valdosta, GA. And to veer off the topic almost completely, I wonder what the real meaning is of the Chinese restaurant name we saw several years ago in Wyoming: Ae Suk.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/24 22:50:27 (permalink)
    How about the Salt Lick, great family style BBQ in Driftwood, TX. Maybe the only example of a BBQ joint name as cool as the town name where its located.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/25 06:30:39 (permalink)
    There is a State Park in Northern Kentucky, site of several Mineral "Licks". It's name- Big Bone Lick -- I always thought it would be a great place for a Ribfest.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/25 11:22:15 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

    There is a State Park in Northern Kentucky, site of several Mineral "Licks". It's name- Big Bone Lick -- I always thought it would be a great place for a Ribfest.


    *LOL*.....I'd never thought of that before.....This year, we could call it the Lewis & Clark Big Bone Lick Festival, since it's the bicentennial of the Corps of Discovery, and they found some fossils to send to Thomas Jefferson at the Big Bone Lick.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/26 13:07:34 (permalink)
    jmckee: Last time we were in the Outer Banks (gosh I'm getting old; it was in 1996!), we rented a great oceanfront house for a week in Frisco, and ate at Bubba's one night. I believe they also still have the location in Avon in the Food Lion shopping center. I like their food, I really do, but I just can't get past the vinegar-based sauce. I guess I just don't like that taste and I always try to convince myself I'll get used to it, but I can't, and it upsets my stomach. To me and mine, the sweet sauce is more palatable. But don't you just love the atmosphere at Bubba's in Frisco? Do they still have the water line marked on the building from that hurricane?
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/26 13:19:24 (permalink)
    There used to be a BBQ joint in Huntsville, Alabama, called Bubba's. It had incorporated a sushi bar (Huntsville is surprisingly cosmopolitan), making for a very strange ambiance. It did not last. Would you go to a place called "Bubba's Barbeque and Sushi Bar"?
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/05/26 17:51:38 (permalink)
    Not my favorite place for cue in Nashville, but I like the name -- Barbecutie...
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/09 01:36:04 (permalink)
    There used to be a place in Lubbock, Texas, called Hog Heaven. Maybe "Dead Pig" was too on-the-nose for them...

    Anyone else collect Cannibal Pigs? You know, the barbecue joint t-shirts that have cute lil cartoon pigs serving up giant racks of ribs?
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/14 06:08:30 (permalink)
    Butts on the Creek, somewhere in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/14 11:11:50 (permalink)
    I'm partial to "Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que, in Orlando. Southern Living recommends it highly.

    Also have a lot of fun with the slogan "Eat it an Beat it" at Danny Edwards Famous Kansas City Barbecue. You could take that several ways...
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/17 08:00:37 (permalink)
    Bone Daddy- a place here in Chicago
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/17 08:17:32 (permalink)
    Many years ago there was a B-B-Q place near my grandparents house called "290 B-B-Q". It was owned and run by a gentleman nicknamed 290 Johnson ! Apparently the 290 was his weight when he started his "B-B-Q shack" .. He picked up a few more pounds after that ! Unfortunately he is no longer around (I bet he died happy, though) !
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/23 17:14:36 (permalink)
    Dixie Pig--Blytheville Arkansas
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/23 19:20:03 (permalink)
    Two more in Arkansas -- Penguin Ed's in Fayetteville (that's the funky place where you have a phone in your booth, and you call the kitchen when you're ready to order) --

    and Willie Mae's Rib Haus in West Memphis. Fabulous stuff at Willie Mae's.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/23 19:37:39 (permalink)
    Down here in L. A. we have a place called Col. Hogly Wogley's Tyler Texas Barbecue------say that fast after a few beers! At the other end there is another place here just called "The Pig".
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/23 19:57:14 (permalink)
    quote:
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    Down here in L. A. we have a place called Col. Hogly Wogley's Tyler Texas Barbecue------say that fast after a few beers! At the other end there is another place here just called "The Pig".


    I thought he was Doctor Hogly Wogley. Is he an officer, too?
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/23 20:11:25 (permalink)
    It was so good-----I thought I'd "promote" him! I stand corrected......
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/06/23 23:03:33 (permalink)
    some names from Bob Garner's ,Guide to North Carolina Barbecue:
    Prissy Polly's, Woodlands BBQ and Pickin Parlor, Wink's King of BBQ, Short Sugar's Drive In, Pig Pickins of America.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/07/06 22:06:43 (permalink)
    Just passed a big hand-painted sign in Gaviota on the 101 that said PORK PALACE. I looked it up on the internet and it is an "events site" that used to be a pig farm. What a great name.
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    RE: Best name for a BBQ joint? 2003/07/09 16:28:45 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jmckee

    quote:
    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

    There are tons of places with this name, one that comes to mind is in Eureka Springs, ARK.---BUBBA'S !!
    Fat Matt's Rib Shack (Atlanta) has a good draw from it's name.


    Bubba's in Frisco, NC, in the Outer Banks.....where I'll be having lunch in about two and a half weeks....

    Actually, the first time we were in the Banks, which are barrier islands off the NC coast, we were driving south, getting the lay of the land--which sometimes is less than 100 yards from ocean to sound. We'd just had a great seafood lunch, and while driving, I turned to my wife and said, "I smell hickory smoke." She rolled her eyes at me. Two minutes later, I repeated, "I'm tellin' you--I smell hickory smoke, like a barbecue place." "Wishful thinking," she replied. A minute later, I said, "It's really strong now. There's gotta be pulled pork around here...." Before she could further diss me (see how I used modern slang?), we rounded the curve, and there it was......(insert sound: "Hallelujah Chorus"). We ate dinner there on the way back. It was swell.....


    You sure you don't mean Frisco's? Never heard of Frisco, NC (and I frequent OBX). Do like the place though.
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