Originally Posted by neuyawk
Not saying it hasn't been on the menu for a long time. The fact that it's popular enough now to be considered one of the Big 3 of Texas BBQ is a recent development though. Even when I was living in Texas "BBQ Brisket" was smoked first and then simmered in a crockpot with sauce to tenderize.
So no doubt it's not a popular texan meat but the care and attention to detail now given to it is far from a historical tradition.
I left Lubbock in 2003 btw
I lived there '88-'97 and every joint I went to had brisket and sausage for sure. Ribs, maybe. Chicken, often. Smoked turkey was popular. But the butcher block seemed to always have a brisket out being sliced for plates. But, maybe brisket wasn't popular and I just ran with the crowd that liked it!!
Never had crockpot brisket in Texas...around my bunch you'd probably have gotten lynched!
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