Mail Order Food !!!!

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asphalt pete
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Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 8:04 AM
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Call me lazy, but I don't want to go out for BBQ, I want it to come to me!
Who has the BEST mail order food out there?

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 9:22 AM
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I am certainly no authority on this, but my guess would be, "None of the above".
I can not imagine that any BBQ would survive going thru the mail in a good condition. It would probably have to be frozen, which, in my opinion, would ruin it.  You probably would get better BBQ at your local deli.
 

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 10:01 AM
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I am certainly no authority on this, but my guess would be, "None of the above".
I can not imagine that any BBQ would survive going thru the mail in a good condition. It would probably have to be frozen, which, in my opinion, would ruin it.  You probably would get better BBQ at your local deli.


The ONLY way to have decent Que is to have it right off of the smoker!

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 10:15 AM
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The gift/prize for the new name of the Roadfood Foodfest is a brisket from Louie Mueller.

Don't know if it's pick-up or delivery.

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 11:41 AM
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It's delivery, and it's terrific. We've ordered BBQ by mail many, many times (from Moonlite, Dreamland, Corky's, Interstate, the Rendezvous, County Line, Clark's Outpost, Jack Stack, and perhaps a few others) and, yes, it's true that in almost all cases the results are a compromise. Good enough if you live in a barbecue-deprived region of the country but not up to "being there" levels.
 
That said, we have found one other place, besides Louie Mueller, that excels at mail-order, and that's Black's of Texas. The brisket and the sausage come out perfectly, and the ribs heat very well too, if not quite at the level of the other two. 
 
I think there are two general guidelines to follow when ordering BBQ by mail: beef works better than pork, and warm it very slowly.

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 12:19 PM
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Considering the cost factors (tolls parking) and menu prices of NYC BBQ like RUB or Hill Country...you will be in @ under (even with minimum purchase requirements) shipped from Kreuz...

http://www.kreuzmarket.com/onlineordering.shtml
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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 2:03 PM

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 4:04 PM
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asphalt pete

Call me lazy, but I don't want to go out for BBQ, I want it to come to me!
Who has the BEST mail order food out there?

Your question is ambiguous. First, you refer to BBQ then you ask, "Who has the BEST mail order FOOD out there?"
"Food" covers a very large territory. Which is it? 

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 4:07 PM
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How about any other mail order "road" food. Hot dogs anyone? Pastrami? Fried chicken??????????

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sat, 06/30/12 4:15 PM
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If it's BBQ, hundreds of places ship it. There's no one "Best" since it's a matter of Personal Taste and judgement.
BBQ Cookoffs have become big business. You never hear of one outfit winning everything every year. That's why they heat up their rigs every year!

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sun, 07/1/12 9:47 AM
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We've ordered Corky's a lot of times, through QVC and have been very happy.

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sun, 07/1/12 10:06 AM
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Tastes of Chicago is a clearinghouse of many popular Roadfood offerings from Chicago.

http://www.tastesofchicag...ategory/Combo_Packages

You can put together a combo...and prices include shipping!
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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sun, 07/1/12 10:11 AM
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Portillo's which makes my all time favorite Italian Beef sandwich, does mail order. Although I have a Portillo's a mile from my house I have eaten the results from a mail order kit and it tastes just like you get in the restaurant.

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Sun, 07/1/12 10:48 AM
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Unless they've changed their policy, Louie Mueller BBQ does not do mail order. I've inquired many times over the years.

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Mon, 07/2/12 9:40 AM
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Faidley's is another excellent Roadfood establishment that ships...

http://www.faidleyscrabcakes.com/index.html

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Mon, 07/2/12 3:32 PM
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im a busy guy.  Two kids, redoing my kitchen, have no time & everything is packed up.  Just wanted to get good BBQ or other tasty vittels.

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Re:Mail Order Food !!!! - Mon, 07/2/12 7:04 PM