Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Texas BBQ Wannabes: 69-70

69. Molly's Smokehouse Texas BBQ (Wahiawa, Hawaii)

70. Smokin' J's BBQ - Real Texas Barbeque (Gulfport, Florida)

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 (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 (Corona, CA)
30. Cedar River Smoke House (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)
65. 4Rivers Smokehouse (2 FL locations)
66. Podnah's Pit Barbecue (Portland, OR)
67. Taste of Texas BBQ (Keystone, NE)
68. Bubba's Barbecue (Jakarta, Indonesia)

69. Molly's Smokehouse Texas BBQ (Wahiawa, HI)
70. Smokin' J's BBQ - Real Texas Barbeque (Gulfport, FL)

1 comment:

alwaysjustagirlfriend said...

Don't go to Roosters!!

I received the absolute worst service I have ever experienced.

This comment will be long, but I need to explain! Feel free to jump to the bottom, which is the most unacceptable thing any customer should experience while dining.

We made reservations for a bachelor/bachelorette party for 18 people a month in advance. Yes, I know 18 is a lot!! Being a server myself, I definitely sympathize with any server tasked with waiting on a party that size!! But the restaurant knew we were coming, so it's not like we caught them ...off guard. Also -- it was pretty dead .. there was maybe four other small tables seated while we were there.

We get there at 8, on time for our reservation. After being there for 15 minutes without any server coming by, I get a glass of wine from the bartender (no big deal!). Then around 8:30 our server comes by, he's very polite so we didn't really mind waiting thirty minutes, just glad he finally came!! I ordered a water, a queso and chips appetizer for our table, and my meal. After placing the order, we NEVER saw our server ... so when it came to be 9:30 - an hour after ordering and we still hadn't received even our water, and since I couldn't find my server ... I went back to the bartender....

I asked to speak to a manager, she said there wasn't one (?). So I politely, yet diligently, explained that we hadn't received our water or appetizer for over an hour. Many of us got water from the bar because we had to wait so long. Since we made reservations and the restaurant knew we were coming, I asked if our server could get some help. I complimented him for being polite but something needs to happen .... so the bartender was very nice and immediately brought everyone water and the queso.

Shortly after our food arrives. Guess who didn't get their meal?? Me!! Several people had their orders wrong with sides and what not, but not the biggest deal - because we understood getting 18 orders right is a challenge. But I didn't receive mine at all. Our server admitted he gave it to someone else (?) on accident. So he had to re-enter it. I got my food close to 10pm, pretty much after everyone was done.

I wasn't mad - just kind of went with it in good spirits, until the bill came and I saw that 20% gratuity was included. Again, I've been a server for over six years -- so I understand that it is standard to include gratuity for large parties. But I could not accept that I was tipping 20% for not receiving the water I ordered, for not receiving the queso I ordered and for not getting my food until everyone was done. I would've gladly tipped the bartender. She was helpful. So I wrote on the ticket my feelings about this, summarizing everything above. I didn't yell, I didn't make a scene, I didn't cuss. My intention was to accept the 20% tip, pay it, and quietly express my dissatisfaction.

So --- what do I get? I get the server ... marching up to me, wadding up my receipt, THROWING it in my face and calling me a bitch. My friends were HORRIFIED everyone was disgusted with the service we received at this place and how disrespectful and insulting our server was.