What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had?

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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/03/07 23:02:15 (permalink)
That Ribb Place (now closed) in Decatur, AL. Very close to Dreamland. The sauce was divine!
Best pulled pork? Johnny Rays in Birmingham.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/03/19 21:09:56 (permalink)
Just a newbie but the bar just keeps going up. I like to think the best is a question that I'll have to answer with my last breath...I'll have my wife post.

To date, I'm very partial to the fat Ga Pig on 441 in Fort lauderdale FL. (No kidding)
i always thought they were the only franchisee of the GA Pig (owner tried to franchise)off 95 in Brunswick GA but I was set straight by the original owner's son who is now the owner/pitmaster/sandwichmaker.
he told me that the owner of the GA pig of road food fame is actually a scoundrel who took the name from a family owned location in Brunswick. That location and owner were revered by the town but this interloper is an outcast. He further indicated that the name wasa legally his and his dad's but they just never bothered to go to court.
As to his sandwich, he only does Boston Butts...he chops the meat himself and if you ask for extra burnt ends he scouls and says he won't cheat someone else. His burnt ends to meat ratio is very carefully arrived at and he chops with the attention of a surgeon cutting. Other tasks are left to tohers but he is th only one who chops or slices meat, tends the pit and chooses the butts. His ownmade sauce is a thin vinegar/tomatoe with a nice bite...enhances like it should...doesn't cover at all.
The place is on the West side of 441, State Road 7 just South of the Davie Boulevard intersection.
It's a little hard to find because the sign blew down in a hurricane a few years ago. owner's response..."It's kinda nice...keeps the crowds down and leaves room for the regulars."
I've been gong there since the 70's and it's just gotten better and better.
I know I may be speaking heresy but I've been to the Brunswick pig twice and will not go back.
Both times the pit was closed and cold, the barbecue only passable and the staff so rude I wondered if they were being paid by my exwife.
The South Florida Pig may not be the best in the country...I hope to be able to judge that with an adequate personal sampling one day, but it is defintiely the best chopped pork sandwich in South Florida.
As to my facts, recalled only from a conversation laced with my own drool waiting for my sandwich...I can't attest to any or all of it. perhaps a real expert on the board can affirm or deny for me.

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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/03/29 18:39:54 (permalink)

The best Sliced brisket, pulled pork and pork ribs I have ever eaten ......HEMPHILL BBQ in Hemphill Texas. Right on the Toledo Bend Reservoir off Hwy 83. Gotta Try It. Off the beaten path. The sauce is very thin. Slighty tangy and sweet. Ask for th onions, pickles and peppers on the side. YUMMO!!!!!!!
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/03/30 13:30:36 (permalink)
Any BBQ from Texas or Louisiana will be a taste bud explosion that will hook you for life. All Texas and Louisiana BBQ joints will mark a place in your food memory that you will have to revisit from time to time. The list would be too long...and it would depend on your BBQ craving on that day as to which BBQ place would fit your longing....try them all and you will taste what I am describing. Texas and Louisiana BBQ is a way of life, passed down for generations, and no where else in the world can you find a collection of fabulous BBQ spots to fill your BBQ fancy in just 2 states....try any town in either state and you will find a BBQ experience that is unique to each small town....these families have spent generations cooking their BBQ. Each BBQ sauce is unique too....always homemade....no recipes.

In Memphis, they only cook pork which took some getting used to. While Memphis BBQ is much less smoky than Louisiana and Texas, the dry ribs from Rendezvous are the best I have ever tasted...so far. Rendezvous’ BBQ shrimp are delicious too and don't forget to call ahead if you want them tonight. Interstate, Neely’s, and some of the other smaller family owned BBQ places are very good.....well worth repeat visits. You can taste the generations of experience and love in their BBQ. Corky’s is too bland for my taste.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/03/30 17:52:18 (permalink)
I would not consider Texas or Louisiana in the top 10 of states in which to get BBQ. They are: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kansas, Florida, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Arkansas and Missouri. I have never had Louisisan BBQ and have never really even see it when I traveled there frequently during my career.

If you grew up in Texas then you can probably tolerate smoked beef. I'm only good for eating it about twice a year. I did buy my pipe steel smoker from David Klose in Houston however. He makes an excellent product.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/03/30 19:25:32 (permalink)
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I would not consider Texas or Louisiana in the top 10 of states in which to get BBQ. They are: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kansas, Florida, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Arkansas and Missouri. I have never had Louisisan BBQ and have never really even see it when I traveled there frequently during my career.

If you grew up in Texas then you can probably tolerate smoked beef. I'm only good for eating it about twice a year. I did buy my pipe steel smoker from David Klose in Houston however. He makes an excellent product.


Everyone has a right to their opinion and I respect yours and agree that Georgia and Alabama have very unique BBQ that is delicious. Once you experience BBQ in Louisiana, you will see that there is more to BBQ than pork. In my opinion, Louisiana and Texas are in the Top 10 states that excel in mouth-watering and distinctive BBQ.

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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/03/31 11:46:55 (permalink)
Hi Wingman BBF I couldn't agree with you more about Georgia Pig in Ft. lauderdale. I've been going there since the 70's also when we lived in Tamarac. Ga. Pig has the best chopped(not pulled) sandwich there is. The southern potato salad and coleslaw also first rate. The first thing my wife and I do after getting our rental car in West Palm Beach is head down I-95 to Georgia Pig.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/01 17:44:06 (permalink)
Sodawater43 - Try Tom Jenkin's on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. After you're done, you can still head west to SR 7/441 and the Ga Pig. Maybe stop at the casino first....
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/02 07:32:49 (permalink)
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Everyone has a right to their opinion and I respect yours and agree that Georgia and Alabama have very unique BBQ that is delicious. Once you experience BBQ in Louisiana, you will see that there is more to BBQ than pork. In my opinion, Louisiana and Texas are in the Top 10 states that excel in mouth-watering and distinctive BBQ.


Yeah, like I lay awake at night dreaming of Texas BBQ. I often crave the taste of a burnt tire.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/05 23:30:15 (permalink)
Did somebody really just write that Texas is not in the Top 10 for barbecue - - and Delaware, Virginia, Etc are...?? I have to believe that was written just to incite the reactions.... When brisket is done right in Texas, it is unbeatable.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/06 06:14:14 (permalink)
vwtgo, I agree with you on both. Yes! Texas brisket is mouth watering delicious!
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/06 07:13:55 (permalink)
When pigs can fly they need to go to Texas so they can have real BBQ.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/06 07:31:49 (permalink)
You're right. There's lots of good barbecue around this country, but the best I've had outside Texas wasn't as good as the "Q" inside Texas.

When it comes to barbecue and chili, there's something magic about that state line.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/06 10:10:53 (permalink)
It sounds like you've not been out of Texas much. Do you realize you live next to a great BBQ state? Go visit Arkansas.

I do like Texas chili and Mexican food.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/06 10:41:45 (permalink)
wfmitchell, for everyone's peace of mind, maybe you should give Texas BBQ one more try....we can't all be wrong.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/06 11:03:20 (permalink)
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It sounds like you've not been out of Texas much. Do you realize you live next to a great BBQ state? Go visit Arkansas.

I do like Texas chili and Mexican food.


Problem is, I don't get to Texas often enough!

I've eaten barbecue throughout the U.S., but Texas hangs the moon on "Q". Sometimes I can't get that slow-cooked brisket or succulent Elgin sausage off my mind.

Someone hand me some brisket and sausage wrapped in butcher paper, some saltines or white bread and pickles, and let me be. ~(;-D)
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/06 11:25:08 (permalink)
MellowRoast - you are making me hungry! I have eaten many a meal off of butcher paper....going to Texas in a few weeks and plan to have my fill of brisket and sausage.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/06 15:39:01 (permalink)
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wfmitchell, for everyone's peace of mind, maybe you should give Texas BBQ one more try....we can't all be wrong.


Well I visit my brother in Conroe about twice a year. We try to eat as much Mexican as we can and will even have at least one brisket sandwich. It's just nothing to write home about if you've eaten BBQ in Alabama for example. We both kind of snicker at the beef BBQ and he's lived there 45 years.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/27 11:29:31 (permalink)
I have been looking for the Stern's BBQ sauce for a long time but with no luck. Stern's was a restuart located near Culver City, CA. on Washington Blvd. We ate there often due to the BBQ sauce they put on there Hoagie type sandwiches (it was great).
Can anybody help with the recipe for the Stern's BBQ sauce?
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/27 11:54:01 (permalink)
Mumfords in Victoria Tx has some of the best BBQ i have ever had. It is in a rundown old store and at lunch it is very busy, most of the tables are taken up and have to wait on one. The sides are off the hook as they say. The place is off of state road 87 near downtown not far from highway 59 south. Wish they were in Houston.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/27 12:19:49 (permalink)
Dennis, The sauce at Stearn's in Culver City has been a life long quest.

We used to have it every Sunday for dinner.

The guy behind the counter used to call my mother and my aunt the Lean & Thin Sisters when they got up to the counter. It didn't matter that they had a standing order with him for years. They'd always tell him to cut the brisket lean and thin.

A pound of meat, a dozen rolls, a pint of Stearns sauce, cole slaw and a pickle.

You couldn't beat it and nothing since comes close.

My brother would probably give you $5000 for the reicpe!

We grew up on it and then they took it away from us.

Did you pull out the middle of your rolls and dip it in the sauce?

I'd probably add my own $5000 if you ever find it!
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/27 14:13:07 (permalink)
Dry ribs:The Rendevous in Memphishttp://www.hogsfly.com/

Smoked shoulder: Cozy Corner in Memphishttp://www.cozycornerbbq.com/ or http://roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=220

Mixed pulled pork would be Bozo's in Mason, TN


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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/27 14:33:30 (permalink)
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Dry ribs: The Rendevous in Memphis



They're dry alright....dry as a bone. Cooked over charcoal at too high a heat, I'm not sure they even qualify as BBQ. They may have been great at one time, but these days just another tourist attraction.[url='http://tennesseeguy.wordpress.com/2007/11/06/memphiss-rendezvous-a-review/']This[/url] guy tells it like it is. pb
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/28 12:58:25 (permalink)
How bout my own!

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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/28 13:04:39 (permalink)
I can't say for sure if it was the best bbq meal I have ever had, but my visit to Clark's Outpost in Tioga, Texas is on the very, very short list.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/04/29 11:06:30 (permalink)
Leatha's on Hwy 98 in Hattiesburg, MS.

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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/05/17 10:02:10 (permalink)
Has anyone ever been to Sweatman's BBQ outside of Charleston? Any good?
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/05/17 15:35:57 (permalink)
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Dry ribs: The Rendevous in Memphis



They're dry alright....dry as a bone. Cooked over charcoal at too high a heat, I'm not sure they even qualify as BBQ. They may have been great at one time, but these days just another tourist attraction.[url='http://tennesseeguy.wordpress.com/2007/11/06/memphiss-rendezvous-a-review/']This[/url] guy tells it like it is. pb


Ate there this past week and the ribs were moist, tender and delicious. I guess that I visited on an "off" night.
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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/05/21 23:57:48 (permalink)
Savannah BBQ is perfect at The Pink Pig!

I am a lover of fine BBQ and want to recommend to other enthusiasts a real gem! Just over the Savannah River in Hardeeville, SC is BBQ heaven! The Pink Pig is well priced and delicious. The atmosphere is unique with an eclectic blend of music playing rather than only country.

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RE: What's The Best BBQ You Ever Had? 2008/05/22 00:17:31 (permalink)
For the umpteenth time and, probably not the last time, LOUIS MUELLER'S in Taylor, Texas. After you eat their BBQ, you will never go back to Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas, or the Carolina's. Oh, I left out New Jersey.
Bushie, back me up on this one. I may need it. I don't want the nice folks from the above states coming after me with their shotguns and BBQ'd roadkill.

Watch the video. it explains it all. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/taste/stories/DN-nf_BBQtrail2_0521liv.1.State.Edition1.be0fe8.html
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