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Brethren Road Trips The travel logs of our members. Q- joints, restaurants, entertainment, reviews while we travel around the 50 states. Also, Post here for a shout out to members to meet up with while on the road.

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Old 12-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #16
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Someone, not saying who, musta gotten tagged there
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:10 PM   #17
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Thanks, I enjoyed that read. Next time I'm in Texas I will have to look one of them up!
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #18
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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.

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Old 12-23-2013, 02:02 AM   #19
somebody shut me the fark up.
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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).
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:48 AM   #20
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I'm not sure when your list was published.

Here is the list as of May, 2013:

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.

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Old 12-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #21
Knows what a fatty is.
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Location: Excelsior Springs

"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!
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #22
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Location: Grottoes, Virginia

I hit Tyler's back in August. Very good experience.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:08 PM   #23
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Once I realized they were only talking about Texas joints, I quit reading. Beef ain't barbeque...
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #24
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Location: Mansfield, TX

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.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #25
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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).
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #26
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Good read......
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