Monday, November 30, 2015

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 146

146. Texas Pit Bar-B-Que (Lake Forest, California) - "Satisfying your craving for authentic, tasty BBQ. The Original Texas Pit Bar-B-Que, on Raymond Way at El Toro, is the best smoke house BBQ in Orange County. Our specialties include smoked beef brisket, smoked baby back ribs, smoked beef ribs and pulled chicken and pork. You can enjoy Texas Pit Bar-B-Que for lunch or dinner by dining in with us or by taking advantage of our online ordering service for take out orders. We offer our BBQ by the pound, BBQ sandwiches, BBQ dinners and value priced Family Specials for when you've got a crowd to please. We also offer onsite BBQ catering for your social event, office party or business meeting."

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) - RIP
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. Huntsville Barbecue Company (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) - RIP
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)
71. Texas BBQ & Steaks (Nha Trang, Vietnam)
72. Texas BBQ (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
73. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer (Las Vegas, NV) - RIP
74. Red River BBQ (Melbourne, Australia)
75. Triple A Bar (Toronto, Canada)
76. Texas Bar-B-Q (Puebla, Mexico)
77. Bubba's Texas BBQ (Philadelphia)
78. Tex's World Famous Bar-B-Q (Nashville, TN)
79. Gilley's BBQ (Las Vegas)
80. Texas Pit BBQ (St. Thomas, VI)
81. Texas Best BBQ (Valley Village, CA)
82. Selma's Texas Barbeque (Moon Township, PA)
83. Texas BBQ House (Phoenix)
84: Bludso's BBQ (Compton, CA)
85. Wayne's BBQ Shack (Superior, CO)
86. Little Miss BBQ (Phoenix, AZ)
87. Wise Barbecue Company (Los Angeles)
88. Hickory River Smokehouse (multiple locations in OH & IL)
89. Jim's Pit Bar-B-Q (Reddick, FL)
90. Burnt to a Crisp Texas Smokehouse (Los Angeles)
91. Smoke Ring (Rome, Italy) 
92. Texas BBQ Grill (Chehalis, WA)
93. Texas Joe's (London, England)
94. Texas Stockyards BBQ (Lady Lake, FL)
95. Bubba's Texas Style Bar-B-Que & Saloon (Shanghai, China)
96. Hill Country Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)
97. Hill Country Barbecue (Washington, DC)
98. Double J Texas BBQ (Havelock, NC)
99. Bar-B-Q Shack (Brighton, England)
100. White Smoke - A Texas Smokehouse (Tokyo)
101. Kim's Texas BBQ (San Diego, CA)
102. Swingin' Door Texas BBQ (North Hollywood, CA)
103. Brick's Barbeque (Sarasota, FL)
104. Texas Hold'em BBQ (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
105. Texas Ribs (multiple locations in Mexico)
106. The Beast (Paris, France)
107. Texas BBQ (Tel Aviv, Israel)
108. Horse Thief BBQ (Los Angeles)
109. BBQ Rush (Tucson, AZ)
110. Allison's Texas BBQ (Mesa, AZ)
111. The Proper Pig BBQ (Cleveland, OH)
112. The Beach Pit (St. George Island, FL)
113. Rangers Texas BBQ (Sydney, Australia)
114. Taste of Texas BBQ (Waitara, Australia)
115. Marley's Central Texas BBQ (Albuquerque, NM) 
116. Round Up Texas Smoked BBQ (Cold Spring, NY)
117. Texas Pit BBQ (Cloudcroft, NN)
118. Joe's Texan BBQ (Currumbin, Australia)
119. The Calhoun Family's Texas Barbeque (Murrieta, CA)
120. Rio Grande Texas Barbecue (Balgowlah, Australia) 
121. The Texan Bar-B-Q & Chili House (Algonquin, IL)

122. Bob's Omahoma Barbeque (Wooster, OH)
123. Gary Ray's Texas BBQ (Tucson, AZ)
124. Texas Barbecue Cafe (Stabekk, Norway)
125. Morgan's Brooklyn Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)
126. All Friends Smokehouse (Westport, MA)
127. Firehouse on the Run Famous Texas BBQ (Black Forest, CO)
128. Texas Smoke Barbecue (Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
129. Jersey Shore BBQ (Belmar, NJ)
130. Smokehouse BBQ (Bali, Indonesia)
131. Andy's BBQ (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
132. Moonie's Texas Barbecue (Flowery Branch, GA)
133. Wabba Texas BBQ (Guadalajara, Mexico)
134. Frank's Texas BBQ (Bay Area, CA)
135. Bronco Belle Texas BBQ (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada)
136. City Butcher (Springfield, MO)
137. Kaiser's Real Texas Bar-B-Q (Salt Lake City, UT)
138. Jimbo's Texas BBQ (Chantilly, VA)
139. Rocco's Smokehouse Grill (Williamsburg, VA)
140. Howard's Meat Co. (London)
141. Mike's Smokehouse (Eau Claire, WI)
142. Windy City Pizza (San Mateo, CA)
143. Texas Jack's Barbecue (Arlington, VA)
144. Hoodoo Brown BBQ (Ridgefield, CT)
145. Bonehead's Texas BBQ (Lafayette, CA)
146. Texas Pit Bar-B-Que (Lake Forest, CA)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Brisket pickup at Franklin Barbecue

Here are some pics from Franklin Barbecue, on a morning when I picked up a couple of whole briskets. My hands were tied up when I left, so I should've snapped a pic of the line on my way in.








Saturday, November 28, 2015

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 145

145. Bonehead's Texas BBQ (Lafayette, California) 

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) - RIP
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. Huntsville Barbecue Company (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) - RIP
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)
71. Texas BBQ & Steaks (Nha Trang, Vietnam)
72. Texas BBQ (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
73. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer (Las Vegas, NV) - RIP
74. Red River BBQ (Melbourne, Australia)
75. Triple A Bar (Toronto, Canada)
76. Texas Bar-B-Q (Puebla, Mexico)
77. Bubba's Texas BBQ (Philadelphia)
78. Tex's World Famous Bar-B-Q (Nashville, TN)
79. Gilley's BBQ (Las Vegas)
80. Texas Pit BBQ (St. Thomas, VI)
81. Texas Best BBQ (Valley Village, CA)
82. Selma's Texas Barbeque (Moon Township, PA)
83. Texas BBQ House (Phoenix)
84: Bludso's BBQ (Compton, CA)
85. Wayne's BBQ Shack (Superior, CO)
86. Little Miss BBQ (Phoenix, AZ)
87. Wise Barbecue Company (Los Angeles)
88. Hickory River Smokehouse (multiple locations in OH & IL)
89. Jim's Pit Bar-B-Q (Reddick, FL)
90. Burnt to a Crisp Texas Smokehouse (Los Angeles)
91. Smoke Ring (Rome, Italy) 
92. Texas BBQ Grill (Chehalis, WA)
93. Texas Joe's (London, England)
94. Texas Stockyards BBQ (Lady Lake, FL)
95. Bubba's Texas Style Bar-B-Que & Saloon (Shanghai, China)
96. Hill Country Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)
97. Hill Country Barbecue (Washington, DC)
98. Double J Texas BBQ (Havelock, NC)
99. Bar-B-Q Shack (Brighton, England)
100. White Smoke - A Texas Smokehouse (Tokyo)
101. Kim's Texas BBQ (San Diego, CA)
102. Swingin' Door Texas BBQ (North Hollywood, CA)
103. Brick's Barbeque (Sarasota, FL)
104. Texas Hold'em BBQ (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
105. Texas Ribs (multiple locations in Mexico)
106. The Beast (Paris, France)
107. Texas BBQ (Tel Aviv, Israel)
108. Horse Thief BBQ (Los Angeles)
109. BBQ Rush (Tucson, AZ)
110. Allison's Texas BBQ (Mesa, AZ)
111. The Proper Pig BBQ (Cleveland, OH)
112. The Beach Pit (St. George Island, FL)
113. Rangers Texas BBQ (Sydney, Australia)
114. Taste of Texas BBQ (Waitara, Australia)
115. Marley's Central Texas BBQ (Albuquerque, NM) 
116. Round Up Texas Smoked BBQ (Cold Spring, NY)
117. Texas Pit BBQ (Cloudcroft, NN)
118. Joe's Texan BBQ (Currumbin, Australia)
119. The Calhoun Family's Texas Barbeque (Murrieta, CA)
120. Rio Grande Texas Barbecue (Balgowlah, Australia) 
121. The Texan Bar-B-Q & Chili House (Algonquin, IL)
122. Bob's Omahoma Barbeque (Wooster, OH)
123. Gary Ray's Texas BBQ (Tucson, AZ)
124. Texas Barbecue Cafe (Stabekk, Norway)
125. Morgan's Brooklyn Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)
126. All Friends Smokehouse (Westport, MA)
127. Firehouse on the Run Famous Texas BBQ (Black Forest, CO)
128. Texas Smoke Barbecue (Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
129. Jersey Shore BBQ (Belmar, NJ)
130. Smokehouse BBQ (Bali, Indonesia)
131. Andy's BBQ (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
132. Moonie's Texas Barbecue (Flowery Branch, GA)
133. Wabba Texas BBQ (Guadalajara, Mexico)
134. Frank's Texas BBQ (Bay Area, CA)
135. Bronco Belle Texas BBQ (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada)
136. City Butcher (Springfield, MO)
137. Kaiser's Real Texas Bar-B-Q (Salt Lake City, UT)
138. Jimbo's Texas BBQ (Chantilly, VA)
139. Rocco's Smokehouse Grill (Williamsburg, VA)
140. Howard's Meat Co. (London)
141. Mike's Smokehouse (Eau Claire, WI)
142. Windy City Pizza (San Mateo, CA)
143. Texas Jack's Barbecue (Arlington, VA)
144. Hoodoo Brown BBQ (Ridgefield, CT)

145. Bonehead's Texas BBQ (Lafayette, CA)

Friday, November 27, 2015

First visit to Oaks Crossing (San Antonio, TX)

On Tuesday, I paid my 2nd visit to the new HEB at Hardy Oak & Wilderness Oak in San Antonio. It's the nicest HEB I've ever visited, BTW. While there, I paid my 1st visit to Oaks Crossing, HEB's restaurant inside the store. They have a diverse menu (from spaghetti bolognese to street tacos to Neapolitan-style pizzas to shrimp & grits), including a whole Texas BBQ section. They smoke their BBQ in-house, with post oak for up to 13 hours, according to the menu. I ordered a loaded baked potato with smoked chicken and a side of "chopped brisket," which, it turned out, is actually chopped brisket mixed with sauce. Just a heads up, in case you're not expecting sauce when you read "chopped brisket."





Thursday, November 26, 2015

Best Texas BBQ joint for Thanksgiving turkey?

Long ago, I asked which Texas BBQ has the best turkey. Today, on Thanksgiving, I ask a more specific question: Which Texas BBQ joint sells the best smoked turkeys for the holidays? I know of quite a number of joints that sell smoked whole turkeys or smoked turkey breasts, and I'm sure you do, too. Who does it best? (P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 144

144. Hoodoo Brown BBQ (Ridgefield, Connecticut) - "A bank robber, cattle herder, Justice of the Peace, moonshiner and cook, Hoodoo Brown epitomized life in the Wild West. We celebrate Hoodoo Brown's spirit and authenticity by cooking the best Texas barbecue on the planet...or at least right here in Ridgefield. Owner Cody Sperry was inspired several years ago on a "guys trip" to Austin, Texas. There they traveled to over a dozen barbecue joints, with owner's generously sharing their stories, secrets and passion for creating true Texas barbecue. He returned to Ridgefield with a new outlook and desire to replicate what he experienced in Texas. He started his apprenticeship on a Big Green Egg smoker and eventually opened a barbecue catering business. Through the encouragement of his customers, friends and family, he decided to open Hoodoo Brown BBQ. He met his Pitmaster, Nestor Laracuente, highly regarded as one of the best pitmasters on the East Coast, on social media and now they cook your barbecue low and slow, for up to 16 hours over aged hardwood on a custom Lang Smoker." 


*I had the pleasure to spend 3 days with the Cody Sperry, the man behind Hoodoo Brown, a couple of years ago. Awesome guy. I wish Hoodoo Brown the very best and hope I get the opportunity to stop in sometime. 

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) - RIP
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. Huntsville Barbecue Company (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) - RIP
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)
71. Texas BBQ & Steaks (Nha Trang, Vietnam)
72. Texas BBQ (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
73. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer (Las Vegas, NV) - RIP
74. Red River BBQ (Melbourne, Australia)
75. Triple A Bar (Toronto, Canada)
76. Texas Bar-B-Q (Puebla, Mexico)
77. Bubba's Texas BBQ (Philadelphia)
78. Tex's World Famous Bar-B-Q (Nashville, TN)
79. Gilley's BBQ (Las Vegas)
80. Texas Pit BBQ (St. Thomas, VI)
81. Texas Best BBQ (Valley Village, CA)
82. Selma's Texas Barbeque (Moon Township, PA)
83. Texas BBQ House (Phoenix)
84: Bludso's BBQ (Compton, CA)
85. Wayne's BBQ Shack (Superior, CO)
86. Little Miss BBQ (Phoenix, AZ)
87. Wise Barbecue Company (Los Angeles)
88. Hickory River Smokehouse (multiple locations in OH & IL)
89. Jim's Pit Bar-B-Q (Reddick, FL)
90. Burnt to a Crisp Texas Smokehouse (Los Angeles)
91. Smoke Ring (Rome, Italy) 
92. Texas BBQ Grill (Chehalis, WA)
93. Texas Joe's (London, England)
94. Texas Stockyards BBQ (Lady Lake, FL)
95. Bubba's Texas Style Bar-B-Que & Saloon (Shanghai, China)
96. Hill Country Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)
97. Hill Country Barbecue (Washington, DC)
98. Double J Texas BBQ (Havelock, NC)
99. Bar-B-Q Shack (Brighton, England)
100. White Smoke - A Texas Smokehouse (Tokyo)
101. Kim's Texas BBQ (San Diego, CA)
102. Swingin' Door Texas BBQ (North Hollywood, CA)
103. Brick's Barbeque (Sarasota, FL)
104. Texas Hold'em BBQ (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
105. Texas Ribs (multiple locations in Mexico)
106. The Beast (Paris, France)
107. Texas BBQ (Tel Aviv, Israel)
108. Horse Thief BBQ (Los Angeles)
109. BBQ Rush (Tucson, AZ)
110. Allison's Texas BBQ (Mesa, AZ)
111. The Proper Pig BBQ (Cleveland, OH)
112. The Beach Pit (St. George Island, FL)
113. Rangers Texas BBQ (Sydney, Australia)
114. Taste of Texas BBQ (Waitara, Australia)
115. Marley's Central Texas BBQ (Albuquerque, NM) 
116. Round Up Texas Smoked BBQ (Cold Spring, NY)
117. Texas Pit BBQ (Cloudcroft, NN)
118. Joe's Texan BBQ (Currumbin, Australia)
119. The Calhoun Family's Texas Barbeque (Murrieta, CA)
120. Rio Grande Texas Barbecue (Balgowlah, Australia) 
121. The Texan Bar-B-Q & Chili House (Algonquin, IL)

122. Bob's Omahoma Barbeque (Wooster, OH)
123. Gary Ray's Texas BBQ (Tucson, AZ)
124. Texas Barbecue Cafe (Stabekk, Norway)
125. Morgan's Brooklyn Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)
126. All Friends Smokehouse (Westport, MA)
127. Firehouse on the Run Famous Texas BBQ (Black Forest, CO)
128. Texas Smoke Barbecue (Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
129. Jersey Shore BBQ (Belmar, NJ)
130. Smokehouse BBQ (Bali, Indonesia)
131. Andy's BBQ (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
132. Moonie's Texas Barbecue (Flowery Branch, GA)
133. Wabba Texas BBQ (Guadalajara, Mexico)
134. Frank's Texas BBQ (Bay Area, CA)
135. Bronco Belle Texas BBQ (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada)
136. City Butcher (Springfield, MO)
137. Kaiser's Real Texas Bar-B-Q (Salt Lake City, UT)
138. Jimbo's Texas BBQ (Chantilly, VA)
139. Rocco's Smokehouse Grill (Williamsburg, VA)
140. Howard's Meat Co. (London)
141. Mike's Smokehouse (Eau Claire, WI)
142. Windy City Pizza (San Mateo, CA)
143. Texas Jack's Barbecue (Arlington, VA)
144. Hoodoo Brown BBQ (Ridgefield, CT)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gameday Giveaway: Baylor at TCU

This weekend's college Gameday Giveaway is a post-Thanksgiving battle of Big XII teams: Baylor at TCU (Friday, 6:30 PM Central). To be counted, your prediction must include the winner, final score, & total yards (total yards is in case of a tie) and must be submitted by kickoff. This week's prize? A holiday treat from Riscky's Barbeque (Fort Worth, TX): Winner gets to choose a smoked turkey breast or a whole smoked ham!  You can enter your prediction via comment below this post, via email, or via Twitter or Facebook.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Wednesday is final day for Mann's BBQ

Just want to remind you that Mann's BBQ shuts its doors this week. They are open today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, from 11am-6:30pm. Best wishes, Mann family!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Best BBQ in Grapevine?

I've been working my way down Wikipedia's list of Texas' biggest cities, by population, and the last one on the list (#67) is Grapevine. What's the best BBQ joint in Grapevine?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Drew's BBQ now accepts The Q Card!

We're so happy to announce Drew's BBQ (Houston, TX) now accepts The Q Card! Present your card at The Q Card, to receive 10% off all food & non-alcoholic drinks. Welcome to The Q Card, Drew's!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Winners BBQ now accepts The Q Card!

We're delighted to announce Winners BBQ (Plano, TX) now accepts The Q Card! Present your card at Winners, to receive 10% off your purchase, plus a free banana pudding! Welcome to The Q Card, Winners!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Boatman's BBQ now accepts The Q Card!

We're very excited to announce that Boatman's BBQ (Tolar, TX) is now accepting The Q Card! Present your card at Boatman's BBQ, & you'll receive a free banana pudding, with your food purchase. Welcome, Boatman's!





Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Best BBQ in DeSoto?

Next on our list of Texas' towns, by population, is the Dallas suburb of DeSoto. What's the best BBQ joint in DeSoto?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gameday Giveaway: Baylor at Oklahoma State

This weekend's college Gameday Giveaway is a another primetime battle of Big XII teams: Baylor at Oklahoma State (Saturday, 6:30 PM Central). To be counted, your prediction must include the winner, final score, & total yards (total yards is in case of a tie) and must be submitted by kickoff. This week's prize? A Pitmaster Plate from Boatman's BBQ (Tolar, TX)! What's on a Pitmaster Plate? Brisket, ribs, sausage, pulled pork, & 2 sides! You can enter your prediction via comment below this post, via email, or via Twitter or Facebook.





Monday, November 16, 2015

Dinner at Green Top Bar-B-Q (Jasper, AL)

While home in Alabama a few weeks ago, I had dinner, as always, at Green Top Bar-B-Q. House-cut potato chips, a smoked chicken sandwich with Alabama white sauce, and an outside-chopped pork sandwich.







Sunday, November 15, 2015

Latest visit to Doc's BBQ (Crockett, TX)

Pics from my most recent stop at Doc's BBQ (Crockett, TX):







Saturday, November 14, 2015

Best BBQ in Euless?

Next on our list of Texas cities, by population, is Euless. What's the best BBQ joint in Euless?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lakewood Smokehouse headed to Lakewood


Press release I received:

Lakewood Smokehouse To Open In Lakewood Mid-December

November 12, 2015  (Dallas, TX) – Grab some wet wipes and prepare for finger-licking goodness! Lakewood Smokehouse will open mid-December at 1901 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214 in the space recently left vacant by Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill.  Bringing Lakewood this new BBQ concept are Partners/Owner Operators, Jason Hall (who owns 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House in Frisco), John Pantenburg, and Mike Mullen who have been friends and co-workers in the restaurant industry for 20 years. Lakewood Smokehouse plans to serve classic BBQ offerings such as brisket, smoked turkey and sausages with an array of sides like macaroni and cheese, fried okra, green beans and potato salad. Patrons to Lakewood Smokehouse can expect the same quality and delicious BBQ that has made 3 Stacks a household name in Frisco, with a few exciting additions. Unlike the casual line-service most BBQ establishments employ, Lakewood Smokehouse will be a full-service restaurant.

“We are thrilled to bring the Lakewood community a modern twist on the classic barbecue dining experience,” said owner Jason Hall. “Our team was drawn to the sense of community that makes Lakewood special and we can’t wait become a part of the fabric of the neighborhood.” Lakewood Smokehouse will use local purveyors from bread to produce; such as Rudolph’s Market for their sausages and Empire Bakery for breads. Guests will enjoy an amazing bar offering a happy hour - with 20 local Texas breweries on tap - that will draw the locals in for the sporting event of the day or to enjoy an IPA with friends. Seasonal specials will keep diners happy with unique offerings in addition to the regular menu. Lakewood Smokehouse will be located at 1901 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214. 972-677-7906. 


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mann's BBQ is closing.

I just learned via Twitter that Austin BBQ joint Mann's BBQ is closing. Their last day is  November 25. We hate to see BBQ joints close, and we wish the fine folks at Mann's nothing but the very best.

B-Daddy's BBQ heading to Helotes

I recently learned that a San Antonio BBQ trailer is preparing to set up shop in Old Town Helotes, TX, at 14436 Old Bandera Rd. Tentative opening for B-Daddy's BBQ is January 5. Will be open Tuesday-Sunday, starting at 11 AM for lunch and dinner. They will have beer and wine, with live music on the weekends. Stay update via their Twitter page.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank you, Veterans.

A break from BBQ to thank all of our veterans, on this Veterans Day. Thank you for your service. Thank you for being selfless and sacrificing. Thank you for protecting us. Thinking of all of you today and hoping you are being treated with the dignity you deserve.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gameday Giveaway: Oklahoma at Baylor

This weekend's college Gameday Giveaway is a primetime battle of Big XII teams: Oklahoma at Baylor (Saturday, 7 PM Central). To be counted, your prediction must include the winner, final score, & total yards (total yards is in case of a tie) and must be submitted by kickoff. This week's prize? A 2-meat combo & a pound of pulled pork from Smith Spot BBQ (Denison, TX)! You can enter your prediction via comment below this post, via email, or via Twitter or Facebook.




Monday, November 9, 2015

Sandwich to-go from Doc's BBQ (Crockett, TX)

A recent stop at Doc's BBQ (Crockett, TX). Got a sandwich (half sliced brisket, half turkey) to go. Took the sandwich pics in the car, and the picture quality leaves something to be desired. Even so...









Sunday, November 8, 2015

Best BBQ in Spring?

Carrying on with our list of Texas cities, by population...What's the best BBQ joint in Spring?

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Lunch at Full Moon BBQ (Jasper, AL)

My most recent lunch at Full Moon BBQ in my hometown of Jasper, AL: outside-chopped pork sandwich with onion & chow chow & an outside-chopped pork plate, with collard greens, macaroni & cheese, cornbread muffin, and chow chow.





Friday, November 6, 2015

Best BBQ in Port Arthur?

Moving on down our list of Texas cities, by population, we come to Port Arthur. What's the best BBQ joint in town?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jim 'N Nick's hot link

Waiting for my flight from Birmingham back to Texas, I paid a visit to the airport location of Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q and ordered Spicy Pork Hot Link, served with BBQ sauce, crackers, serrano peppers, and pimento cheese. As always, the cheese biscuits were complimentary.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Event Announcement: Brats, Brisket, Brews & Blues

Just want to let you know of an upcoming BBQ event in San Antonio. The email I received:

The menu for Brats, Brisket, Brews & Blues has been set! Get ready for some good ole' down home Texas barbecue with a German kick. Come out and try all of the below on November 14th from 6-10 PM at Gustav's Garten @ Magnolia Huebner. Don't forget if you bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Family Service Association of San Antonio you'll get a free Haus pretzel. We hope to see you there!

SANDWICHES: all served with Haus Chips & Pickle Spear 

Bratwurst 

Chopped Brisket 

Pulled Pork 

 Hot Dog 

PLATES: all served with Texas Style BBQ Beans, Sauerkraut, & Slice of Pumpernickel Bread 

Bratwurst 

Brisket 

Pulled Pork 

German BBQ Plate (Bratwurst & Brisket) 

Appetizers: 

Pretzel w/ honey mustard 

Reuben Rolls w/ 1000 Island Dipping Sauce 

Haus Chips w/Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Gameday Giveaway: TCU at Oklahoma State

This weekend's college Gameday Giveaway is a battle of unbeaten Big XII teams: TCU at Oklahoma State (Saturday, 2:30 PM Central). To be counted, your prediction must include the winner, final score, & total yards (total yards is in case of a tie) and must be submitted by kickoff. This week's prize? A $25 gift certificate from SLAB BBQ (Austin, TX)! You can enter your prediction via comment below this post, via email, or via Twitter or Facebook.