oink
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  


Our Homepage Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-30-2005, 04:52 PM   #1
hornbri
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 03-31-04
Location: Austin
Default BBQ Tour of (Central) Texas

I am going to be in Texas for 10 days starting this Friday. I have a wedding to go to next weekend in Palistine and then the following weekend in Austin.

So I have decided to hit as many BBQ places as I can (mixed in with the Tex Mex of course.)

So far I have plans for:

Louie Mueller's (Taylor)
Kruez's (Lockhart)
Smitty's (Lockhart)
Rudy's (Austin)

I am trying to decide if I should make the trip out to Llano to Cooper's but i have heard the quality has dropped lately.

What do you all from Texas think? What great place am I missing? Also I am going to be sitting around Plaistine all day Saturday, is there a good BBQ joint within 100 miles?
__________________
west coast chapter
hornbri is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-30-2005, 05:11 PM   #2
Solidkick
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Solidkick's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-21-03
Location: Bandera Owner in Missouri
Default

Looks like a few places in Palistine itself......
http://palestine.areaconnect.com/restaurants/

If you are in Austin, I'd love a report on Stubbs........
__________________
Mr. Kick


------------------------------------------------
Belly Brothers BBQ Team

"Sister Flame" Spicewine Trailer Smoker,Modified Bandera, Uni-Flame Chicken Cooker with a Spicewine Thermometer mod,Kingsford Barrel cooker and a super fast RED thermapen

KC always said "fat cap up!!
Solidkick is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-30-2005, 05:14 PM   #3
hornbri
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 03-31-04
Location: Austin
Default

Yep i will be staying in Austin all week. I think Stubb's may make the list. It's right down the street form the Hotel I will be at.
__________________
west coast chapter
hornbri is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-30-2005, 08:46 PM   #4
BrooklynQ
Banned
 
BrooklynQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-18-04
Default

Just did this myself. Jorge and the other Texas brethren were great in steering me in the right directions.

Check out this link on The Central Texas BBQ trail...

http://www.texasbbqtrail.com/

Or you can check out my reports on some of the places on my blog at ...

************************************
BrooklynQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-30-2005, 10:36 PM   #5
thillin
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
thillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-21-04
Location: Keller, Texas
Default

Ill be driving down to Houston and then to San Antonio in a couple of weeks. Gonna spend the night, do family time, peruse Dave Klose's shop find some cue, then head to S.A. and hit cue spots on the way. Been a while since I been to some of the landmark que joints, but I'll post raves and pics of places Brooklyn didn't get to.
__________________
Med Spicewine-adopted 3/13/10 CL Score
2 Large BGEs(pimped out w/Thirdeye Eggcessories)-hatched 6/4/07 & 4/20/11
Med BGE-adopted 2/2/08 CL Score -SOLD
Mini BGE-adopted 1/31/08 CL Score
Traeger 075-adopted 12/3/11 CL Score
Weber 1 touch CL Score
Weber Spirit 500 CL Score
Weber Smokey Joe Silver CL Score
BLUE & RED Thermapens
Klose 20x42-SOLD

Paddlin Pigs BBQ
Ty
thillin is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-31-2005, 08:28 AM   #6
jgh1204
Babbling Farker
 
jgh1204's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-26-04
Location: Selma, TX(You better slow down when you hit town)
Default

Skip Rudy's, their meat is dry IMHO. Try Ironworks.
__________________
Wannabe BBQ Illuminati
jgh1204 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-31-2005, 11:38 AM   #7
BrooklynQ
Banned
 
BrooklynQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-18-04
Default

Rudy's prime rib was great. And they make creamed corn that is unique. It's worth a stop just for that.
BrooklynQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-31-2005, 12:10 PM   #8
JudgeTex
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 05-16-05
Default

If you're going to hit Stubb's, try to make it for Sunday Gospel Brunch. Live gospel music, all you can eat BBQ buffet (the breakfast of champions), and a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar (provided that the gospel group doesn't object).

I also like to make the trip out to the Salt Lick. But remember, it's BYOB, so take a cooler.
JudgeTex is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-31-2005, 05:29 PM   #9
Jorge
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Jorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-23-04
Location: DFW, San AntonioTx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jgh1204
Skip Rudy's, their meat is dry IMHO. Try Ironworks.
Another reason to order the extra moist
__________________
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. --Frank Zappa

Pineland Liberator

Recipient of a Huggies box!

Shut up, and cook!!!!
Jorge is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 05-31-2005, 08:14 PM   #10
hornbri
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 03-31-04
Location: Austin
Default

Quote:
Skip Rudy's, their meat is dry IMHO. Try Ironworks.


Another reason to order the extra moist

Always! Thats how you order it there. Rudy's is a must have for me, must have had it once a week when I was going to school.

I will skip Salt Lick, to me its more a atmosphere place then great q.
__________________
west coast chapter
hornbri is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 06-01-2005, 10:02 AM   #11
JudgeTex
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 05-16-05
Default

Have any of y'all ever been to Ruby's BBQ at 29th-ish and Gaudalupe? I worked in a bar and played in bands for most of my time in Austin. Ruby's was great b/c they stayed open until 4 a.m. BBQ was pretty good. They serve up some of the best sausage around, and their smoked chicken is good b/c it's moist and not slathered with sauce while it cooks. You never know who you'll see in Ruby's in the wee wee hours of the morning.
JudgeTex is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 06-01-2005, 10:29 AM   #12
BrooklynQ
Banned
 
BrooklynQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-18-04
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JudgeTex
Have any of y'all ever been to Ruby's BBQ at 29th-ish and Gaudalupe?
I wanted to check it out when I was in Austin, but my brother-in-law and family (Austin residents) wouldn't go there. Said it wasn't safe. But I did convince them to go to Sam's. Lousy area, but great BBQ and the nicest folks running the joint. Highly recommended. My son says this is his favorite place in Austin.

SAMS BAR B CUE
2000 E 12TH STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 478-0378
BrooklynQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 06-01-2005, 11:21 AM   #13
JudgeTex
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 05-16-05
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrooklynQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by JudgeTex
Have any of y'all ever been to Ruby's BBQ at 29th-ish and Gaudalupe?
I wanted to check it out when I was in Austin, but my brother-in-law and family (Austin residents) wouldn't go there. Said it wasn't safe. But I did convince them to go to Sam's. Lousy area, but great BBQ and the nicest folks running the joint. Highly recommended. My son says this is his favorite place in Austin.

SAMS BAR B CUE
2000 E 12TH STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 478-0378
Good BBQ is seldom "safe."

By the way, they were called "Best BBQ in America" by Esquire Magazine, which may not be anything to brag about.

If you do go, ask Luke to show you where they do the cooking. He has a bunch of small back-yard pits, rather than a state of the art rig.
JudgeTex is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 06-01-2005, 08:56 PM   #14
Jorge
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Jorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-23-04
Location: DFW, San AntonioTx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JudgeTex
Have any of y'all ever been to Ruby's BBQ at 29th-ish and Gaudalupe? I worked in a bar and played in bands for most of my time in Austin. Ruby's was great b/c they stayed open until 4 a.m. BBQ was pretty good. They serve up some of the best sausage around, and their smoked chicken is good b/c it's moist and not slathered with sauce while it cooks. You never know who you'll see in Ruby's in the wee wee hours of the morning.
Less than a block from one of the best blues joints in the country at one time....before Clifford moved it to 6th St.
__________________
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. --Frank Zappa

Pineland Liberator

Recipient of a Huggies box!

Shut up, and cook!!!!
Jorge is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 06-01-2005, 08:58 PM   #15
Jorge
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Jorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-23-04
Location: DFW, San AntonioTx
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrooklynQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by JudgeTex
Have any of y'all ever been to Ruby's BBQ at 29th-ish and Gaudalupe?
I wanted to check it out when I was in Austin, but my brother-in-law and family (Austin residents) wouldn't go there. Said it wasn't safe. But I did convince them to go to Sam's. Lousy area, but great BBQ and the nicest folks running the joint. Highly recommended. My son says this is his favorite place in Austin.

SAMS BAR B CUE
2000 E 12TH STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 478-0378
don't tell your borther-in-law but Ruby's is in a safer location than Sam's
__________________
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. --Frank Zappa

Pineland Liberator

Recipient of a Huggies box!

Shut up, and cook!!!!
Jorge is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Central Texas BBQ Tour Blog frognot Brethren Road Trips 2 10-17-2008 11:15 AM
ROAD FOOD Texas Eating Tour BBQ Grail Brethren Road Trips 1 12-09-2007 01:24 AM
More Info on Central Texas BBQ BrooklynQ Brethren Road Trips 6 07-06-2006 11:52 PM
Another guide to Central Texas BBQ BrooklynQ Brethren Road Trips 6 02-18-2006 12:40 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.