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Gyp

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Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 1:40 AM (permalink)
In case anyone is interested, the May 2008 issue of Details magazine has an article called "The Best Barbecue in America."

http://men.style.com/details/features/landing?id=content_6747
 
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    sizz

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    RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 1:59 AM (permalink)
    Yep................ you got here the Mother Load of American BBQ joints.......... but stand by for the rebuttal ...........................
     
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      Greymo

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      RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 7:21 AM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by sizz

      but stand by for the rebuttal ...........................




      No.........no! Not rebuttals; just opinions and often "most humble opinions".

      I have a long way to go as I have only been to one of these joints and it is Sweatman's. I reallly loved it.
       
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        RibDog

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        RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 7:38 AM (permalink)
        Sweatman's is a good one to have been to if you only made it to one.

        John
         
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          Mosca

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          RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 8:40 AM (permalink)
          Yawn. Not to you, Gyp, but to the article.
           
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            Sundancer7

            RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 8:58 AM (permalink)
            I have been to four of the group listed I am sure Buffetbuster and WJ has been to all of them. BBQ is like beauty and is in the eye or taste of the beholder. Each region seems to prefer what they have become accustomed to.

            I personally prefer whole hog and Texas sausage and brisket. NC vinegar based sauce is a little bit farther on down the list and SC mustard based sauce is a little farther down the list.

            I like a sweet mildly hot sauce.

            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN
             
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              Gyp

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              RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 9:12 AM (permalink)
              If nothing else the pictures made me hungry.
               
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                GB944

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                RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 9:37 AM (permalink)
                Damn, not one in NYC!!!
                 
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                  Tom-Fl

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                  RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 9:40 AM (permalink)
                  Nice article,I've been to all but Minnie's in Frisco,and Lem's on the south side of Chicago.

                  Sweatman's was closed when we attempted the road trip,but it is still on the list-if the kids don't sell it first.

                  As a comp cook,certified bbq judge,and most of all a diner,I'd consider all those as true destination bbq joints.

                  Are they the ones that are the "BEST",I don't know,but I could certainly see why they have had their following and worth a trip.

                  Tom
                   
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                    wanderingjew

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                    RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 9:43 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Sundancer7

                    I have been to four of the group listed I am sure Buffetbuster and WJ has been to all of them. Paul E. Smith
                    Knoxville, TN


                    Sorry Paul,

                    I've only been to two- Cozy Corner and Big Bob Gibson's.

                    I tried to make it to Sweatman's back in February but arriving 3 hours late in Raleigh prevented that

                    I have every intention of visiting LC's in June
                     
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                      buffetbuster

                      RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 9:51 AM (permalink)
                      I haven't been to them all either, Paul. But three of them that are on the list Lexington #1, Skylight Inn and Cozy Corner are on the short list of my very favorites as is Sweatman's. I'm hoping to make it to Cooper's this week while in Texas.
                       
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                        Sundancer7

                        RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 10:28 AM (permalink)
                        Of the group, my favorite was Coopers and Smitty's. My favorite was kreuze but it was not on the list.

                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN
                         
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                          ScreamingChicken

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                          RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 12:09 PM (permalink)
                          A list of every visited city would give a better idea of what went into the article. Otherwise it looks as if the research might've been limited mainly to places that have reputations.

                          Brad
                           
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                            doughboy

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                            RE: Article- "The Best Barbecue in America" Fri, 04/18/08 12:16 PM (permalink)
                            My wife grew up in Raytown, MO. short distance from LC's. Her family swears by it.

                            Glad that made it. Arthur Bryants has lost it.

                            LCs congrats!
                             
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