Friday, May 22, 2009

CNN Article


It looks like I made it on CNN. Check out the article here.

16 comments:

Stormy said...

Really cool site!! Have you tried McClard's in Hot Springs, AR? It's pretty darn yummy and locally famous in AR. It resonates with folks outside of AR too in that they have tons of celeb autographed pics on the walls...Willard Scott loves 'em and he looks like he knows a lot about bbq... lol. It was named one of the Travel Channel's Top Ten BBQ Restaurant....worth the drive. www.mcclards.com

Chris said...

I'm not sure where else to put this. Great article but I can't believe, unless I missed it, that you are in Dallas and haven't been to Angelos or Railhead in Ft. Worth. Both are famous. Angelos use dto be tops in the old days with the sawdust on the floor, etc but the cooks went to Railhead. Angelos still has the coldest schooner of beer with the BBQ. Those places and Stanleys in Tyler. Stanleys has won awards from Texas Monthly.

Also, real BBQ and down home..Pat Gees in Tyler...I mean look at this place. The BBQ is incredible

http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/e4a3/

Mack Simpson said...

That's how I found you, and glad I did.

Jeb said...

Sweet blog! Nice article too!

michailvi said...

Big thanks for this great blog! I'm going to check it out every time I drive around TX.

BTW, have you ever tried Leon's BBQ in Galveston? They are really good to my taste. But it would be really interesting to read your opinion.

Macswain said...

I also found your site from the CNN article. I'm diggin' it; have bookmarked it; and look forward to reading your reviews.

Anonymous said...

You have to try "Mesquite Wood Bar-B-Que" in Iraan, Texas. Best in the West!

Rhonda said...

Great blog! You've got to try Wright's BBQ in Mexia and Swick's in Groesbeck.

Charles said...

DUDE THE BEST BAR-BE-QUE IS AT COOK-OFF, LIKE THE RIBFEST COMING UP JUNE 6TH IN AMARILLO, TX

Transplanted Texan said...

Billy Joe's BBQ in Port Neches, Tx.
I live far away now and still dream about their sliced beef sandwiches.....

http://billyjoesbbq.com/

John said...

Great article on CNN! If you ever go to North Carolina, let me know and I'll take you to some places that make finger lickin' good barbecue!

Chris Estes said...

I myself have been on a life long Journey to find the best BBQ. I hail from Alabama where our Pork is chopped to a little more than dust and smothered with Vinegar or Ketchup based sauce.

The best ribs are in Memphis. The best meat is in Texas and North Carolina just ruins BBQ all together.

BBQ is supposed to be meat with sauce. To call it the best you have to have a baseline or benchmark. Mine is pulled or chopped pork shoved between local food service hamburger buns and the house sauce. With a sweet tea to wash it down.

Cole slaw is a side item not something that goes on the sandwich.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I appreciate your hard work finding the best place to eat treated beef. Having lived in Texas, Kansas, Mississippi, and North Carolina, however, you are wasting a good bit of time hunting for barbecue if you think it is made from beef. Barbecue is always pork and the best barbecue restaurants will use a vinegar and pepper sauce. You can find them in eastern North and South Carolina and there are dozens in small towns from Wilson, NC to Manning, SC. Liberate yourself and move to the home of real barbecue.

BBQ Snob said...

Stormy - I can't wait to make it to McClard's. I think I've heard more about this place in AK than any other.
Chris - I've been to both Angelo's and Railhead, and both reviews are on the blog.
Mack, Jeb & Mcswain - Thanks
michailvi - I have Leon's on the to-do list
Anonymous - I've added Mesquite Wood Bar-B-Q
Rhonda - Wright's & Swick's have been added to the list
TT - I have Billy Joe's on the to-do list
John - I let you know when in the Carolinas
Chris - Well said except the requirement of sauce. The only rule I place on 'cue is that it's smoked low and slow over wood
Anonymous - Dude, see above you pork-centric regionist tyrant. Arguing the merits of Carolina pork over Texas beef is about as useful as arguing that beer is always better than bourbon. They're both good, and both very different. Liberate your mind, and your tastebuds will thank you.

Anonymous said...

check out smoky jon in madison wisconsin.

Chris said...

BBQ Snob..sorry I missed that you had reviewed Angelos and Railhead. I, like you, have always found Angelos better rated. I grew up in Ft. Worth and went to TCU so Angelos was a weekly place to go for BBQ and cold schooners in college.

Check out the Tyler places. Pat Gees is really a shack that does it right!

DISCLAIMER:

Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.

-THE PROPHETS OF SMOKED MEAT