Sunday, February 17, 2013
Which BBQ joint best exemplifies authentic Texas BBQ?
As a non-native Texan living in Texas, I am keenly aware that Texas prides itself on many things. I'm aware that Texans feel their brand of this or that is superior to other states'. BBQ is one example. Texas BBQ is a brand/style of its own, and Texans pride themselves on their kind of BBQ. So, I'm curious which Texas BBQ joint(s) Texans feel is(are) the best representation(s) to non-Texans of authentic Texas BBQ. In other words, if someone visited Texas and asked you to show him/her what Texas BBQ is all about, where would you take him/her? If a panel of judges touring the country for the best regional BBQ came to Texas, where would you taken them to represent Texas in the competition? I'm not necessarily asking which place has the food you like best (though the answer may be the same). I'm really getting at which place is the truest picture of what Texas BBQ is all about. Give more than one answer if you'd like, but I'm particularly interested in hearing THE ONE place you think is the best example of authentic Texas BBQ.