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Gore
07-25-2013, 06:57 AM
It's come up before, but I don't recall seeing any pics of Rudy's in Texas. For those not from the area (like myself), Rudy's is a gas station that sells BBQ or a restaurant that sells gasoline:

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/restaurants/IMG_0170.jpg (http://s613.photobucket.com/user/gvideen/media/restaurants/IMG_0170.jpg.html)

Last time I was in Texas, I had a couple meals there.

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/restaurants/IMG_0169.jpg (http://s613.photobucket.com/user/gvideen/media/restaurants/IMG_0169.jpg.html)

Yeah, it was better than about 90% of the brisket I get on the east coast. When I visited another one, I just stuck to the essentials:

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/restaurants/IMG_0168.jpg (http://s613.photobucket.com/user/gvideen/media/restaurants/IMG_0168.jpg.html)

The reason for the variance above is that they divide and sell their brisket by "moist," "lean," and also a chef's selection.

cpw
07-25-2013, 06:59 AM
I've been there a few times with friends while in Austin. Pretty decent stuff. I recall the moist being better than the lean.

Gore
07-25-2013, 07:03 AM
I've been there a few times with friends while in Austin. Pretty decent stuff. I recall the moist being better than the lean.

Yes, I would agree, not the best, but certainly respectable and worth the trip (and also much better than what is typical on the east coast). I believe the bottom pic above was something like a "chef's selection," also on the menu -- I think basically a bunch of moister, fattier pieces that most people don't want.

The_Kapn
07-25-2013, 07:10 AM
For a chain, Rudy's is "pretty good" BBQ 8)

Their creamed cheese is to die for!!
Now, we have a member who will be along shortly to claim that it comes off a food service truck. But, even if that were true, I could care less where it comes from.
It is GREAT!!!! 8)

TIM

javahog2002
07-25-2013, 08:59 AM
For a chain, Rudy's is "pretty good" BBQ 8)

Their creamed cheese is to die for!!
Now, we have a member who will be along shortly to claim that it comes off a food service truck. But, even if that were true, I could care less where it comes from.
It is GREAT!!!! 8)

TIM

I went to one of the original Rudy's in San Antonio last weekend. It was good as usual. The creamed corn is a required side.
They became a chain because they were good IMHO. The pits were burning Oak. A pretty cool chain that does not have A/C in the serving line, no plates and serves bottled drinks from an ice cooler while you wait in line.

Most chains (Famous Dave's) don't have stacks of oak and real pits. :blabla:

chicagokp
07-25-2013, 12:18 PM
I was in Spring Tx outside of Houston on Tuesday. I got the Moist Brisket with a side of beans. I thought it was darn good.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/Phariss/bbq/share/B3311654-2690-47C2-9445-F912DB974DC3-501-000000D7AA6E4D0C_zps053ddcca.jpg

caseydog
07-25-2013, 12:56 PM
Where was that one, Gore? There is one about ten minutes from my home. I haven't tried it, yet. I've hear a lot of good things about it.

CD

Gore
07-25-2013, 02:12 PM
Where was that one, Gore? There is one about ten minutes from my home. I haven't tried it, yet. I've hear a lot of good things about it.

CD

The first one was in College Station. The second was just off I45, north of Houston -- I believe I ate at that one twice -- I like brisket, and it's hard to get decent brisket where I'm at. I did just talk to a colleague about organizing a workshop and holding the workshop *in* Rudy's. I'm not sure how they'd feel about us taking up about 30 seats for two days. We'll see. Might happen in the spring.

chicagokp
07-25-2013, 03:09 PM
The first one was in College Station. The second was just off I45, north of Houston -- I believe I ate at that one twice -- I like brisket, and it's hard to get decent brisket where I'm at. I did just talk to a colleague about organizing a workshop and holding the workshop *in* Rudy's. I'm not sure how they'd feel about us taking up about 30 seats for two days. We'll see. Might happen in the spring.

The Houston one (Spring, TX) is the same place I went. It's between I45 and the Hardy Toll Road coming out from the airport.

And that must be your gas station photo as it looks exactly the same.

If you guys promise to eat a lot they may welcome you!