Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Playboy's A-List

Alright, so I'm putting a link to Playboy's website here, but I swear it's about BBQ. Playboy supposedly traveled the country finding the best barbecue around. Each region is conveniently represented here along with the token joint in NYC and in L.A. Whenever both of those towns are included in a list of the best 'cue in the nation, you know there's a reason to be suspect. However, as far as the Texas representatives go, it seems that they've chosen wisely. Angelo's in Fort Worth and Smitty's Market in Lockhart have both made the list, but what's with those pictures from Angelo's? That bag of Lays must have expired in 1988. I have a strong feeling that there might be eight other Texas BBQ joints better than the other eight mentioned, but they are a national magazine afterall. At least they kept their choices limited to joints that smoke with wood.

- BBQ Snob

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you sure Angelo's is wood only? They're pretty shy about letting anyone see their smoker.


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.