The Texas BBQ Trail

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2008/04/30 11:11:39 (permalink)

The Texas BBQ Trail

Has anyone hit all the places on the Texas BBQ Trail?
http://www.texasbbqtrail.com
If so, please report your impressions
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    Twinwillow
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 11:32:24 (permalink)
    I have eaten at all those on on the, "Texas BBQ Trail". I am somewhat "dumbfounded" to see the (glaring) omission of Louis Mueller's BBQ in Taylor, Texas. IMHO, the very best on the "Texas BBQ Trail".
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 11:56:22 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by twinwillow

    I have eaten at all those on on the, "Texas BBQ Trail". I am somewhat "dumbfounded" to see the (glaring) omission of Louis Mueller's BBQ in Taylor, Texas. IMHO, the very best on the "Texas BBQ Trail".


    I imagine the web site was developed by the companies in it, not by some outside source, and maybe Mueller's didn't want to join & pay. Just guessing
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 12:03:31 (permalink)
    Nor even a mention of:




    Has the world ended?
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 12:23:31 (permalink)
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    Nor even a mention of:




    Has the world ended?



    Bad picture. Can't read it
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 12:36:06 (permalink)
    If you can't recognize the building or the logo, It probably won't matter to you. LOL
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 12:51:50 (permalink)



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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 13:27:14 (permalink)
    Kreuz for the brisket and Smittys for the sausage.

    I have done most of the places on the list and some or hit or miss.

    Best sausage I ever had was with RickF, The Mayor, Bushie and others at Smitty's. I never care for sausage until then.

    I have been to Kreuz several times and it always had good brisket.


    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 13:31:19 (permalink)
    I'm mad for the beans at Smitty's. But, for me, Louis Mueller's for brisket.
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 13:42:50 (permalink)
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    Kreuz for the brisket and Smittys for the sausage.

    I have done most of the places on the list and some or hit or miss.

    Best sausage I ever had was with RickF, The Mayor, Bushie and others at Smitty's. I never care for sausage until then.

    I have been to Kreuz several times and it always had good brisket.


    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    The Travel Channel has a weekly show called "Food Paradise" They featured Kreuz' place last week. Go to www.travelchannel.com and you can see all the episodes of the shows they've done. Personally, I like their format better than Food Network. If I never see another"Cake Show" on FN I'd be happy.
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 13:46:23 (permalink)
    Oh man, you are right about those "cake shows". Same with most of the so called Food Network, "food competitions".
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 13:47:42 (permalink)
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    Bad picture. Can't read it


    Sorry. Is this better?:










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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 13:59:46 (permalink)
    I-95. After my 1:58 PM cocktails, I can see you pic very clearly.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 22:38:45 (permalink)
    Only been to 2 of the 8, including my fav Southside. By coincidence I am passing through Lockhart tomorrow and am planning to check out both Black's and Smitty's.
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/04/30 22:54:04 (permalink)
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    I-95. After my 1:58 PM cocktails, I can see you pic very clearly.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    So, then, you're OK with images of porn now being posted on the site?


    (And BTW, said image is upside-down. Or, IS it? )
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/05/01 09:06:36 (permalink)
    As to rating the places...I'm of the opinion that brisket is good for sandwiches and use in other dishes but is not very good eaten plain. The exception to that on this last trip was Smitty's which was cooked to a point of falling apart. That may or may not be good or proper texas brisket but it had more flavor and was enjoyable all by itself. I can't say that for any of the other 4 places we tried.

    Every time I have brisket I get the feeling the meat was pulled about an hour or two before it was really "right". I've always wanted to like brisket but apart from Smitty's, unfortunately it's just lunch meat to me. I do enjoy a brisket sandwich though and the brisket I brought home from Kreuz and Blacks is serving us well on some yeast rolls dressed with dill chips, onions, bbq sauce, and a little mustard.

    On the other hand, the ribs at kreuz and pshoepfs(sp?) were excellent as were the porkchops..Blacks were to salty. Sausage was greasy and not as heavily seasoned as I like sausage.. at all locations I tried.

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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/05/01 09:55:22 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    quote:
    Originally posted by twinwillow

    I have eaten at all those on on the, "Texas BBQ Trail". I am somewhat "dumbfounded" to see the (glaring) omission of Louis Mueller's BBQ in Taylor, Texas. IMHO, the very best on the "Texas BBQ Trail".


    I imagine the web site was developed by the companies in it, not by some outside source, and maybe Mueller's didn't want to join & pay. Just guessing


    That could very well be the case. The bizarre omission of both Mueller's and Kreuz shows that something ain't quite kosher.

    On top of that, the site offers nothing that hasn't been said thousands, if not millions of times, so it's totally irrelevant as far as I'm concerned.

    plb, get the sausage at Smitty's!!!

    Kurt, I LOVE your humor!

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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/05/02 07:46:32 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    I imagine the web site was developed by the companies in it, not by some outside source, and maybe Mueller's didn't want to join & pay.


    Bingo -- a la those print ads frequently appearing in an airline's magazine featuring[url='http://www.primesteakhouses.com/']"America's Best Steakhouses"[/url] (you know, the ones who paid to be in this AD ). [|)]
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/05/02 08:15:56 (permalink)
    We tried a thick slice of Prime Rib (boneless) during our last visit to Kreuz. While ok, I prefer Brisket with more, much more, flavor. In the Beef catagory I must say I like Louis Mueller's BEEF RIBS over the sliced brisket. Those big bones were absolutely wonderfull. We have been lucky to find good and very good Pork Ribs at many of the Texas BBQ locations.

    Here is the Prime Rib from Kreuz...along with other samples of Brisket and Pork!



    Louis Mueller's provides my all time favorite...BEEF RIBS!! shown here with a couple of Pork Ribs, Onion Slice, Slaw, and Sauce!! Great Texas BBQ!
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/05/02 08:25:22 (permalink)
    FWIW - I have been to most of the places on the site.

    I agree with the others who have posted about some of the omissions.

    How can you leave out Kruez when you visit Lockhart?

    I have not visited Muellers, but there are so many good things that have been said about them - especially by Michael Stern - you have to wonder.

    How about adding Cooper's in Llano to the trail?

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13065&whichpage=3
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    RE: The Texas BBQ Trail 2008/05/02 09:58:42 (permalink)
    Al, I'm with you about those beef ribs from Louis Mueller's. I'm crazy for their brisket but their beef ribs are better there than anywhere else, inmo.
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