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DR
06-09-2014, 07:53 AM
I wanted to introduce myself and say hello. I am new to competition BBQ but have been reading as much as possible on this site. Been smoking and grilling in my back yard for years now and am now trying to get into the competitive side.

Just wanted to say hi and thanks for having me aboard.

Blythewood BBQ'er
06-09-2014, 07:56 AM
Welcome to the Brethren!

Guando
06-09-2014, 08:26 AM
Welcome DR! Good luck on the competition circuit!

Wampus
06-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Welcome from Indiana!!!


THIS PLACE ROCKS!!!!
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BBQ_MAFIA
06-09-2014, 12:31 PM
Welcome DR!

Smokeoholic
06-09-2014, 01:45 PM
http://i59.tinypic.com/35224bs.jpgDR..!!

DR
06-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Thanks guys. looks like a great place to learn and lord knows i need that. I have already found some great information that will definitely help. Thanks again for the warm welcome.

aks801
06-09-2014, 02:49 PM
Welcome, hombre.

Flyin Pig
06-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Welcome to the Brethren - you're going to like it here!

sliding_billy
06-10-2014, 02:08 AM
Greetings from North Texas.

chambersuac
06-10-2014, 02:39 AM
Welcome to the best place on the 'net. Enjoy. Look forward to getting to know ya. I'm not too far away, here in San Antonio.

bluetang
06-10-2014, 06:52 AM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

THoey1963
06-10-2014, 04:54 PM
Howdy!

10-8
06-10-2014, 05:46 PM
Welcome to the Brethren :welcome:

Thingfish
06-10-2014, 08:36 PM
Welcome, and good luck in the comps, sir!

pete1972
06-10-2014, 10:04 PM
Welcome Dr this is a great place to learn from. Been to Houston plenty of times this past year for dr appointments. Where is some good restaurant places other than the usual

JazzyBadger
06-10-2014, 10:40 PM
I go to Cypress during hurricane season and load up on the trees felled by the storms. Welcome aboard, ye scurvy dog!

Diesel Dave
06-11-2014, 02:30 PM
Welcome to the madness, enjoy your stay!

DR
06-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Welcome Dr this is a great place to learn from. Been to Houston plenty of times this past year for dr appointments. Where is some good restaurant places other than the usual

Pete,

Depends on what type of food you like. I might get slammed here, but good BBQ is hard to find in Houston (My standards are high as i was raised in Kansas CIty and great BBQ breeds up there). You have the normal "Chain" type BBQ joints but thats not good bbq to me. Rod Grey told me that Ronnie Killen's bbq and steak restaurant are very good. So coming from Rod, that is a definite must try for me. There is better BBQ toward Austin and the hill country believe it or not.

As far as other foods are concerned:
Steakhouses=Perry's is one of my top 2 or 3 steakhouses i have ever eaten at in the world, and i eat a lot of steak. They have a location off of I10 and one up north toward cypress off of 249 (My favorite location…..sit in the bar area and listen to the guy play the piano…..pretty cool). HIGHLY recommend this place.

Then there are some good places like PF Changs thats always good, Harris county smokehouse is decent (See my above rant about not having great BBQ in H-town) several great sushi restaurants, and most people like Pappadeaus for fish/cajun (Even though its not anywhere near cajun food but still a good place to eat).

IamMadMan
06-12-2014, 07:31 PM
Welcome aboard DR, glad to have you here.

Don't be afraid to look around and explore the other forums like our competition forum.

I hope to see you in the Q-Talk forum soon. You'll find help on almost every topic from cooking your first Pork Butt to curing and smoking your own ham and bacon.

If you can't find the topic you need help with, or have questions about, just start a new thread in "Q-Talk". There are many people with years of experience that are willing to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction.

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