Re:Mail Order Food !!!!
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.