Yeah, Dallas BBQ is still there
(although I think they're all just called "BBQ" now).
(edit: I stand corrected, I walked by the one on 23rd and 8th today, and indeed, it's stll called "Dallas BBQ") They're packed every night. Cheap food sells, I guess. My last visit there was about 8 years ago and it was pure garbage. I never at there as a kid. Generally, the only times I ate in the city as a young kid was when we made family excursions to Chinatown or the Lower East Side (usually Sammy's). When I moved into the city around 1990, my freinds and I ate at BBQ very often. The food sucked but you could get a huge meal for $5. Oh yeah, they served bucket-sized "maragritas" out of a slurpee machine. In a lot of ways, life was much simpler back when I wasn't so picky about where I ate!
Regarding the liquid lunch, I can assure you, that's still the policy for a large group of folks at that certain organization. In a lot of ways, it's still 1962 at that place. @Inthwater:
I really intended on hitting at least a few places that you recommended, but there was simply no time. Too bad, because I've still never had a decent BPT in my life. Have you been to The Flying Mango? It's right in your neigborhood, so I'm sure you know about it. I was very impressed with it.
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