Saturday, June 4, 2011

Texas BBQ Wannabes: 59-64

As I unveil the latest batch of Texas BBQ Wannabes, I want to reiterate what this running list is and what it is not. As I stated from the beginning, this is simply a compilation of the BBQ joints/caterers worldwide who serve Texas-style BBQ, have "Texas" or something Texan in their name, etc. It is NOT a value judgment about their business. It is NOT a list that is meant to be taken literally, as in "You wish you served real Texas BBQ." Heck, many of these places are run by Texans. Not newcomers like yours truly but rather born-and-bred Texans. Rest assured, whenever I'm in any of these cities, I'll stop in for a meal. I just thought "Texas BBQ Wannabes" had a better ring to it than "BBQ joints and caterers outside of Texas who serve Texas-style BBQ or who have 'Texas' or something Texan in their name." With that said, here are the next 6:

59. Alamo BBQ (Richmond, Virginia) - "Alamo BBQ is Richmond's premier BBQ restaurant. We are located in the heart of historic Church Hill, just minutes from downtown. Alamo specializes in authentic Texas style BBQ, including our award winning beef brisket."

60. Austin's (Mountain View, California) - "Here’s the beef...and the ribs, and the chicken, and lots more. We’ve closed our restaurant (after around half a million plates of Real Texas BBQ and Homestyle American cooking) to focus on catering exclusively. When you want the best classic American fare and Mountain View’s Best Barbecue for your End-Quarter Celebrations or any other occasion, just give us a jingle!"

61. 4C BBQ (Ponce De Leon, FL) - "Located in the historic town of Ponce De Leon, Florida, 10 miles east of DeFuniak Springs and 16 miles west of Bonifay Florida, 4C is sure to give you a taste of true Texas BBQ not found around these parts. With our mouth-watering barbecued beef brisket, pork, chicken, and home-made barbecue sauces, you are sure to have a down-home authentic Texas barbecue experience you will never forget! You can drop by our restaurant or have us cater your next event."

62. Rotuno's Texas Style Barbeque (Elyria, Ohio) - "With finger lickin’ good meats that are slow-smoked for authentic flavor and a host of soulful side dishes, Rotuno’s Texas Style BBQ serves up sweet yet savory barbecue just like you'd find in Texas big country."

63. Smoke City Market (Sherman Oaks, California) - "Welcome to an authentic Texas-style barbeque joint right in the heart of Sherman Oaks. At Smoke City Market, we take no shortcuts. We smoke our meats over natural oak, without the use of gas or propane to start or maintain the fires. We prepare our sides and sauces (available on the side) from scratch, using only natural ingredients (organic when possible). Smoke City Market is proud to bring the rich traditions of authentic Texas barbeque to Southern California."

64. The Ranger Texas Barbecue (Manhattan)

Updated list:

1. Texas Smokehouse (Decatur, AL)
2. Hill Country Barbecue (Manhattan)
3. Dallas BBQ (Manhattan)
4. Tim's Texas Bar-B-Q (Beijing)
5. Capital Q (Washington, DC)
6. Little Texas (Iasi, Romania)
7. Back Forty Texas BBQ (CA)
8. West Texas Barbeque Co. (Jackson, MI)
9. Dr. Hogly Wogly’s Tyler Texas BBQ (Van Nuys, CA)
10. Barn Burner Texas Barbeque (Pasadena, CA)
11. JR’s Texas Bar-B-Que (Sacramento, CA)
12. Texas West BBQ (3 CA locations)
13. Tootie’s Texas Barbeque (Cathedral City, CA)
14. Armadillo Willy’s Real Texas BBQ (Los Altos, CA)
15. The Original Texas Barbecue King (Los Angeles)
16. Longhorn Barbecue (3 WA locations)
17. Bubb's Big Texas Style BBQ (Big Bend, WI)
18. The Texas BBQ Company (Northborough, MA)
19. DJ's Texas Style BBQ (Lewiston, ME)
20. Serious Texas BBQ (3 CO locations)
21. Abbey's Real Texas Bar-B-Q (San Diego, California)
22. Jake's Authentic Texan Bar B-Q (Rensselaer, NY)
23. Buster's Texas Style Barbecue (3 OR locations)
24. Howard's Texas Barbecue Service (Portland, OR)
25. Bennett's BBQ - Texas Style BBQ (CO, TN, & NC)
26. Kin Folks Texas Style BBQ (Altoona, IA)
27. Cecil's Texas Style Bar-B-Q (2 FL locations)
28. Shaw's Texas Style BBQ (Hercules, CA)
29. Backwoods BBQ - Mesquite Smoked Texas Style BBQ (Corona, CA)
30. Cedar River Smoke House - Texas Style BBQ (Renton, WA)
31. Big Al's Texas BBQ (Lehi, UT)
32. East Texas BBQ, LLC (Huntsville, AL)
33. Bonehead's Texas BBQ (San Francisco, CA)
34. Texas Pride Barbecue (Huntsville, UT)
35. Bart's Texas Style BBQ (Traverse City, MI)
36. Roland's Bar-B-Que Company (Hot Springs, AR)
37. Ralphies Texas Style BBQ & Ribs (Fairmont, WV)
38. Taste of Texas Bar-B-Q (Spencerport, NY)
39. Danny's Little Taste of Texas (South Windsor, CT)
40. Taste of Texas BBQ (McCook, NE)
41. Lockhart's BBQ (Royal Oak, MI)
42. Big John's Texas BBQ (Flagstaff, AZ)
43. Big Star Texas Barbeque (Flagstaff, AZ)
44. Big Mouth BBQ (Great Falls, MT)
45. Bull Durham’s Texas BBQ and Steakhouse (West Chester, PA)
46. Texas Ribs and BBQ (Clinton, MD)
47. The Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse BBQ (Elm Grove, WI)
48. Elmer's Authentic Texas BBQ (Battle Lake, MN)
49. Doc's Texas BBQ & Burgers (Sonora, CA)
50. Dixie's Smokehouse Texas BBQ & Rotisserie (Kings Park, NY)
51. Bob's BBQ & Mexican Grill (Pattaya, Thailand)
52. Bob's Texas BBQ (Boise, ID)
53. Hickory River Smokehouse (6 locations in OH & IL)
54. Texas Tony's BBQ Shack (Naples, FL)
55. Roosters Texas Style BBQ & Steakhouse (Nashville, TN)
56. Lee's Texas Style Bar-B-Q (Detroit, MI)
57. Texas Smokehouse Bar-B-Q (Woodinville, WA)
58. Austin BBQ (Wheaton, IL)
59. Alamo BBQ (Richmond, VA)
60. Austin's BBQ (Mountain View, CA)
61. 4C BBQ (Ponce De Leon, FL)
62. Rotuno's Texas Style Barbeque (Elyria, OH)
63. Smoke City Market (Sherman Oaks, CA)
64. The Ranger Texas Barbecue (Manhattan)

1 comment:

bigmista said...

Check out Bludso's BBQ in Compton, CA