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Root-Beer Man

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Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 12:12 PM (permalink)
Southern Living is running a poll for Best Ribs In The South. There are quite a few RF favs listed and a few notable absences, (no Bob Sykes ). So far Corkies is leading the poll. Get your votes in early!
 
http://thedailysouth.sout...-the-souths-best-ribs/
 
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    lleechef

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    Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 1:26 PM (permalink)
    I couldn't vote because Brick Pit wasn't on the list.
     
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      ann peeples

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      Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 1:27 PM (permalink)
      LOL! I just thought the same thing, Lisa!
       
      #3
        lleechef

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        Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 1:29 PM (permalink)
        Annie, I knew you would agree with me!!  Great minds think alike!
         
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          mayor al

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          Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 2:22 PM (permalink)
          There are more than one 'write-in' votes for the BRICK PIT in Mobile, AL.  Go back into the link and do a write-in in the comments section.
           
          TOO BAD they gave the SHED's Ribs a vote... I thought they were really mushy and boiled in the sauce. I Rate them a 2 on a 10 point scale.
           
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            ann peeples

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            Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 5:56 PM (permalink)
            I agree, Al. While popular, we found it crappy...
             
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              Twinwillow

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              Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 6:05 PM (permalink)
              From the list, I'll go with Smitty's in Lockhart, Texas.
               
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                Root-Beer Man

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                Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 6:17 PM (permalink)
                You don't have to vote for just one. You do get to vote for up to 5. I didn't manage 5 from their list, 'cause they didn't have all of my favourites listed. I did manage to get a vote in for Big Bob Gibson's, tho.
                 
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                  Poverty Pete

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                  Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 6:23 PM (permalink)
                  Archibald's got my vote.
                   
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                    will_work_4_bbq

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                    Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 03/9/13 8:57 PM (permalink)
                    I'm with Poverty Pete.......Archibald's is the place!
                     
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                      Heartbreaksoup

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                      Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sun, 03/10/13 4:06 PM (permalink)
                      I'm glad to see that Southern Soul is now in the lead, but that list is full of wrong without Leonard's in Memphis on it.
                       
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                        Sundancer7

                        Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sun, 03/10/13 6:56 PM (permalink)
                        Twinwillow


                        From the list, I'll go with Smitty's in Lockhart, Texas.

                         I will also go with Smitty's
                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN

                         
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                          brisketboy

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                          Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Mon, 03/11/13 10:01 AM (permalink)
                          I'm with TwinWillow. Although there was Blue's in Kings Bay just off the interstae 95 but it's gone now.
                           
                          #13
                            buffetbuster

                            Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Mon, 03/11/13 10:35 AM (permalink)
                            Like Poverty Pete and will_work_for_bbq, my favorite place for pork ribs is Archibald's in Northport, AL.  They are considerably better than that other place across the river.

                             
                            McClard's in Hot Springs is another favorite.
                             
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                              ann peeples

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                              Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Mon, 03/11/13 12:02 PM (permalink)
                              By the way, my bad. Called The Shed, The Yard. I guess the memory was not good. But-give kudos to Al for finding it based on memory......lol! Best part? Sweet potato casserole and collard greens. And, Mike S. and Poverty Pete for meeting us there for fun. Its the experience I had, not always the food......
                               
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                                ann peeples

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                                Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Mon, 03/11/13 12:04 PM (permalink)
                                Guess I have to go to Texas......although had some awesome sausage from Black's....
                                 
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                                  Davwud

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                                  Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Wed, 03/13/13 8:56 AM (permalink)
                                  I voted Big Bobs, Dreamland and Rondezvous.
                                   
                                  Golden Rule?? Puleeez!!!

                                  DT
                                   
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                                    scrumptiouschef

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                                    Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Thu, 03/14/13 10:24 PM (permalink)
                                    I love the South, grew up there and ate a lot of ribs in the 13 states that comprise the region. I now live in Texas, a wonderful place with many charms, but we ain't The South-not by a long shot.
                                     
                                    Archibald's puts out the best rib platter I ever ate. Texas, near The South, also has many fine rib joints, John Mueller Smoked Meat Company is the king around here with 1lb beef ribs that will melt your mind.
                                     
                                    http://chowpapi.com/wordp...t-will-melt-your-mind/
                                     
                                     
                                     
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                                      scrumptiouschef

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                                      Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Tue, 03/19/13 4:16 PM (permalink)
                                      pic of the humble Archibald's (seats 6) http://www.scrumptiousche...esday-January-5th-2011
                                       
                                      #19
                                        Sundancer7

                                        Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Tue, 03/19/13 6:54 PM (permalink)
                                        Roz and I are gonna take a trip to Huntsville to the Dreamland for their ribs perhaps this weekend or the next.  They do not smoke their ribs but grills them and the last time we got them hot off the grill, they were great.  WSe are looking forward to a 180 mile trip there in the Miata with the top down weather permitting.  The sauce is outstanding.
                                         
                                        The drive through the grand canyon of Chattanooga is wonderful.
                                         
                                        Paul E. Smith
                                        Knoxville, TN
                                         
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                                          Davwud

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                                          Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Wed, 03/20/13 7:20 AM (permalink)
                                          Sundancer7


                                          Roz and I are gonna take a trip to Huntsville to the Dreamland for their ribs perhaps this weekend or the next.  They do not smoke their ribs but grills them and the last time we got them hot off the grill, they were great.  WSe are looking forward to a 180 mile trip there in the Miata with the top down weather permitting.  The sauce is outstanding.

                                          The drive through the grand canyon of Chattanooga is wonderful.

                                          Paul E. Smith
                                          Knoxville, TN

                                          We hit Dreamland just about every time we're in town. It's just one of those must do stops. They may be my favourite ribs.
                                          Just so people who aren't familiar are clear, they slow cook them (Grill would suggest faster, hotter cooking IMO) over a hard wood fire. They're about 2' above the fire.
                                          Here is a video I did: http://youtu.be/r4DEjwl7obQ It's not great since I did it with my phone but it'll give you the idea.
                                           
                                          DT
                                           
                                          #21
                                            Sundancer7

                                            Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Wed, 03/20/13 8:36 AM (permalink)
                                            When I last visited Dreamland, they told me that they cooked their ribs a bout 45 minutes.  Regardless, their ribs are very good and their sauce is also.
                                             
                                            Paul E. Smith
                                            Knoxville, TN
                                             
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                                              kevincad

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                                              Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Wed, 03/20/13 8:45 AM (permalink)
                                              Dreamland is fine Q, was better before the went "commercial"!!! Guess not many people here have been to the Hickory Pig in Gainesville, GA, that is some fine bbq!!
                                               
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                                                Heartbreaksoup

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                                                Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Wed, 03/20/13 3:45 PM (permalink)
                                                I might - might - be at the Hickory Pig this coming Saturday, in fact.  Fingers crossed!
                                                 
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                                                  Root-Beer Man

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                                                  Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 06/22/13 6:11 PM (permalink)
                                                  Well, the votes are in! My favourite came in number 4 on the list and there were quite a few runners up. Way to go BBG!
                                                   
                                                  http://www.southernliving...17000082705/page9.html
                                                   
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                                                    MetroplexJim

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                                                    Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 06/22/13 7:57 PM (permalink)
                                                    Never 'met' a rib I didn't eat and love, though some I had to 'lube' with sauce.
                                                     
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                                                      Twinwillow

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                                                      Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 06/22/13 8:39 PM (permalink)
                                                      Although it wasn't listed, Pecan Lodge in Dallas serves up some mighty fine mesquite smoked pork ribs. 
                                                       
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                                                        CajunKing

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                                                        Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sat, 06/22/13 8:50 PM (permalink)
                                                        I could not honestly vote for I have not tried them all yet!!
                                                         
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                                                          BigEd3

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                                                          Re:Vote For Best Ribs In The South Sun, 06/23/13 5:03 PM (permalink)
                                                          Oh So Good in Oneonta, AL would get my vote, if it was on the list. I live 10 mins. from Dreamland and drive 40 mins. for Oh So Good. 
                                                           
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