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wagge
12-22-2013, 07:06 PM
Not the definitive list but worth a look. A good read with BBQ history.:thumb:
http://www.texasmonthly.com/lists/50-best-bbq-joints-world

landarc
12-22-2013, 07:13 PM
No link? Oh, there it is

poppa smoke
12-22-2013, 07:21 PM
Good read

landarc
12-22-2013, 07:27 PM
Nice list, I am still a little worked up about being less than a half-mile from Tyler's, #6, and not getting any BBQ

16Adams
12-22-2013, 07:32 PM
Get there it's great. Or are they closed?

Actually I had not eaten at a BBQ restaurant in Amarillo in many years until trying Tyler's a few days ago. Wife and I both were impressed.

HPD190
12-22-2013, 07:37 PM
I've eaten at Pecan Lodge (Dallas), Gatlins (Houston), and Fargos (Bryan) from the top 50 list and they were all some of the best BBQ I've ever had in that order. The brisket at Pecan Lodge is the best I've tasted.

Vision
12-22-2013, 07:38 PM
Cool.

landarc
12-22-2013, 07:38 PM
Get there it's great. Or are they closed?

Actually I had not eaten at a BBQ restaurant in Amarillo in many years until trying Tyler's a few days ago. Wife and I both were impressed.
That was my first trip to Texas and this was the first shot fired in the EPIC Landarc vs. BIL trip.

SmittyJonz
12-22-2013, 07:45 PM
If only I had a few Thousand $ Blow Money and a month off work........:wacko:

superdan
12-22-2013, 07:53 PM
That's a good read. I still struggle with brisket so anyone who can cook it so consistently good deserves the kudos. Although I lost a little confidence in the author when they mentioned how easy it is to over cook the brisket and dry it out. I typically blame that on under cooking...

Toast
12-22-2013, 07:55 PM
While I respect the list, if anyone is ever heading East on I-20 about 12 miles from the Louisiana state line, get off at the Waskom exit and take a left. Go up about a mile on your right. YUM.

SmittyJonz
12-22-2013, 07:57 PM
While I respect the list, if anyone is ever heading East on I-20 about 12 miles from the Louisiana state line, get off at the Waskom exit and take a left. Go up about a mile on your right. YUM.


Also a Speed trap there...........:evil:

Toast
12-22-2013, 08:02 PM
Also a Speed trap there...........:evil:

How many you want to know about on I-20 to Dallas? How many you want to know about on I-30 and how many on I-10? The speed traps are mostly between Marshall and Longview.

And HEY! This is about good BBQ. What's up with the debil thang?

SmittyJonz
12-22-2013, 08:03 PM
I've just had Several speeding tickets right there on my way to the Casinos...........:sad: .......Maybe Next time if Im slowing to take the exit to get some Q I wont get a ticket.......:grin:

Toast
12-22-2013, 08:06 PM
I've just had Several speeding tickets right there on my way to the Casinos...........:sad:

How about on the LA side? I know every mile marker trap for many miles. Let me know next time and I'll get you the current rotation. Better yet, Y'all come on by for some Food! :becky:

landarc
12-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Someone, not saying who, musta gotten tagged there

okiej
12-22-2013, 08:10 PM
Thanks, I enjoyed that read. Next time I'm in Texas I will have to look one of them up!

retired trucker
12-22-2013, 10:44 PM
How many you want to know about on I-20 to Dallas? How many you want to know about on I-30 and how many on I-10? The speed traps are mostly between Marshall and Longview.
And HEY! This is about good BBQ. What's up with the debil thang?

I graduated from Longview High School in 1962 and made runs from Longview to Bossier City on a regular basis to visit Sak's Boom Boom Room to see Jerry Lee Lewis and Ace Cannon and his band and others from that era. Those speed traps must still be there looking for me! Of course there was no I-20 then, just US 80.

Blessings,
Omar

sliding_billy
12-23-2013, 02:02 AM
I have been to quite a few of them. There are some real gems beyond the obvious ones. To be honest though, there are some on that list that could probably be left off. There is a big disparity between probably the top 25 and the bottom 25 IMO (not based on the order in the article).

---k---
12-23-2013, 09:48 AM
I'm not sure when your list was published.

Here is the list as of May, 2013:
http://www.texasmonthly.com/eat-my-words/list-top-50-barbecue-joints

I've been to at least 5 of the places on that list. I can say that only one live up to my expectations, three were solid but didn't wow me, and one was extremely disappointing. And, I've been to a dozen not on that list and typically disappointed.

I'm constantly shocked by how bad brisket is in restaurants, even (especially!) in Texas.

I have no doubts that my brisket would rank in the Texas Monthly Top 50. Probably, most Brethren veterans could claim the same.

But, there is a world of difference between babysitting 1 or 2 briskets to create nirvana and cooking 30 - 100 briskets at one time and producing consistently good results.

PaulieG
12-23-2013, 12:07 PM
"In Kansas City they tout paltry slices of gray beef covered in sweet ketchup; the whole thing resembles cold cuts more than barbecue, which is why their arguments generally center on sauce rather than meat".

Them there fightin words!

FlavorSavor
12-23-2013, 12:27 PM
I hit Tyler's back in August. Very good experience.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2583708&postcount=10

deguerre
12-23-2013, 02:08 PM
Once I realized they were only talking about Texas joints, I quit reading. Beef ain't barbeque...:tongue:

markrvp
12-23-2013, 02:43 PM
A couple of weeks ago I went through Lockhart and ate lunch at Blacks. I bought brisket at Kreuz and sausage and ribs at Smitty's. Blacks and Kreuz were way better in my opinion, although I couldn't rate one over the other.

I've also had brisket from Pecan Lodge and it was certainly delicious.

Cousins is okay, but not consistent.

jimstocks53
12-23-2013, 02:45 PM
Actually, that list is already out of date - almost before it was published one place (can't remember name) out in west Texas went out of business. Since the list they published 5 years ago I have been slowly making a Q pilgrimage about Texas to sample the state offerings. Franklin's deserves the #1 nod (echoed by Bon Appetit magazine and Anthony Bourdain) - I haven't tried Pecan Lodge yet. But places rise and fall - good Q is good Q but recommendations are somewhat faddish. I also follow the BBQ Posse with the Dallas Morning News - a group of guys who periodically take a weekend trip to sample 3-4 places back to back. My favorite ribs have for years been at Country Tavern in Kilgore TX and they made the Texas Monthly list way back but get nary a mention nowadays - at least I still like 'em (when I don't feel like cooking).

RT
12-23-2013, 03:00 PM
Good read......