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robicheaux

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LOUISIANA BAR-Q Sat, 12/25/04 12:14 PM (permalink)
Just moved to Lafayette, LA, hour east of Lake Charles & hour west of Baton Rouge, but cannot find any good BBQ?????

How can we be in such a food mecca without BBQ? So close to Texas & yet so far!

Any suggestions?
 
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    mayor al

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    RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Sat, 12/25/04 12:59 PM (permalink)
    In a word-

    CRAWDADS !!
     
    #2
      Sundancer7

      RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Sat, 12/25/04 1:04 PM (permalink)
      Crawdads is a diet food. It is one of the few things I know of that you spend more energy obtaining the fruit than you get from the calories obtained. Regardless, I sure do enjoy them.

      I looke forward to my crawdad fix coming up with my upcoming visit to Louisiana in mid January. I hope RickF is available.

      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxville, TN
       
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        robicheaux

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        RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Sat, 12/25/04 2:20 PM (permalink)
        need a guide just let me know

        food

        music, sites
         
        #4
          sugarlander

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          RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Thu, 01/27/05 4:02 PM (permalink)
          There used to be a Luther's in Lafayette, near the Cajundome, but I'm not sure it's still there. For a chain, Luther's is pretty good.
           
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            Hillbilly

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            RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Thu, 01/27/05 5:03 PM (permalink)
            "Podnuh's" in Baton Rouge is alright. But it ain't North Carolina, Tennessee, Kansas City or Texas.
             
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              robicheaux

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              RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Thu, 01/27/05 5:06 PM (permalink)
              Luthers still there, but not very good. Also a Corky;s

              New place opened called LIL Daddy's that's not bad.
               
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                ScreamingChicken

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                RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Fri, 01/28/05 8:59 AM (permalink)
                A friend of mine lives just outside Lafayette (Youngsville) and according to him, Gator Cove (an independent, BTW) "has the best brisket around". I can't personally vouch for it but it sounds like it's at least worth a try...good luck!

                Brad O.

                PS If you ever get over to Gulfport MS he recommends Montana's for barbecue and seafood...
                 
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                  Rick F.

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                  RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Fri, 01/28/05 9:44 AM (permalink)
                  Just remember, though, that a lot of these fine folks in LA and TX actually smoke beef and call it barbecue. But they seem sane otherwise.
                   
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                    cleveland66

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                    RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Fri, 01/28/05 9:49 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Rick F.

                    Just remember, though, that a lot of these fine folks in LA and TX actually smoke beef and call it barbecue. But they seem sane otherwise.


                    Although I live in one of those areas, Rick, I've forgiven these people, and live among them peacefully. Whenever someone around here smokes a brisket, I introduce them to the best BBQ re-orientation tool that I know of: pork ribs.
                     
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                      robicheaux

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                      RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Fri, 01/28/05 10:27 AM (permalink)
                      ok no cival war ok guys

                      i think Texas BBQ is the best, and thanks for your suggestions
                       
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                        Mik1005

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                        RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Fri, 01/28/05 10:33 AM (permalink)
                        "Grades" of BBQ places according to the Times of Acadiana:

                        Dwight's A+
                        A&B Henderson Bar-B-Q Lodge A+
                        Took's B
                        Ruby's C
                        Country Cuisine chicken, B+ ribs, A
                        Smokin' Joe's A+
                        Mathilda's Country Kitchen(Eunice) A
                        Pop 'n' Go B
                        Lil' Daddy's Bar-B-Q C+
                        Lebouef's Deli & Catering (Broussard) B
                        Breaux's Mart B
                        The Pig Stand(Ville Platte) B+
                        Poche's Market & Restaurant(Breaux Bridge)B
                        Diane's Market & Grocery (Opelousas)B+
                        Allison's Hickory Pitt (Eunice) B
                        Veron's Butcher Block(Breaux Bridge) B
                         
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                          robicheaux

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                          RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Fri, 01/28/05 11:29 AM (permalink)
                          having been to most of these places I'm not surprised the list came from the OVERATED TIMES!
                           
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                            Mik1005

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                            RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Fri, 01/28/05 12:11 PM (permalink)
                            Merely passing on information.
                            I've not had BBQ at any of these.
                            How would you grade the places where you have been?
                             
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                              Hillbilly

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                              RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Fri, 01/28/05 12:42 PM (permalink)
                              As much as I LOVE BBQ (NC, KC, TX and TN), I barely missed it the year I spent touring Louisiana. There are so many other options for great food there that I was perfectly content.
                               
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                                robicheaux

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                                RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Fri, 01/28/05 12:56 PM (permalink)
                                Piches, Tooks(except for marinated steaks which are great) & Verons a D+

                                Ruby sauce is excellent, though food was a C
                                 
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                                  BrewHaHa

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                                  RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Sat, 01/29/05 4:47 PM (permalink)
                                  GO to T.J. Ribs in Baton Rouge. Great ribs and chicken and plenty of LSU memorabilia. You can even see Billy Cannon's Heisman trophy.
                                   
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                                    BrewHaHa

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                                    RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Sat, 01/29/05 4:49 PM (permalink)
                                    And as I've posted before, if you ever make it up to Monroe, I'll "pit" Danken Trail BBQ against all comers.
                                     
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                                      meklc

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                                      RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Tue, 02/15/05 9:05 PM (permalink)
                                      I have to agree. I live in Monroe and Danken Trail's is the best BBQ here. There is also a spin off by a guy who used to work there called BBQ West which is similar. Both are excellent.
                                       
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                                        meklc

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                                        RE: LOUISIANA BAR-Q Tue, 02/15/05 9:11 PM (permalink)
                                        Podnuh's is OK too. I prefer Danken Trail's though.
                                         
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