US - Southwest The Texas BBQ Thread (no Pork allowed)

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Lutter, May 19, 2016.

  1. air

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    Email em, info is on their site. Tell 'em you want a catering order since it sounds like you want at least 4-5lbs of food (assuming each person eats like half a pound). Would also suggest Terry Black's on Riverside if you for sure want no fuss.
     
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  2. miikezombie

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    La Barbecue has always been around a 30 to 45 min wait for me, but that was always on a Saturday. You should be fine, however earlier in this thread there was a bit of consensus that their quality has dipped a bit since John Lewis left. A few months have passed, so an Austin local may know if that has changed.
     
  3. miikezombie

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    I went to Terry Black's a few weeks ago. No wait and pretty solid.
     
  4. air

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    I also finally tried sides at Micklethwait and god damn I've been doing it all wrong.... those jalapeno grits are awesome.
     
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  5. Lutter

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    Skip La BBQ and go to Mickelthwait. I've not been hearing good things out of there lately.
     
  6. bdemarco

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    Here's my non texan input since i've been to Franklin's when they just changed from their tiny location to their big one and the line up was very small. I've been 3x, the last one with Daniel Vaughn of TM and a tour bus full of houston people. We got on a bus around 8am to travel to snows/louie mueller/and franklins. No line ups, unlimited beers, all you can eat at each location. It was heaven. Franklin's was all around better, but Louie Muellers beef rib is the best I've had. Snows has a great atmosphere, I love her. Glad I went, but I don't think I'll go to Snows (too far with no car) or Franklin's (too busy) again.

    Last time I was in austin (2 years ago) I went to LA bbq and was kinda let down. Might've been how damn cold/rainy it was.

    Looking forward to trying Micklethwait this time (sold out of most time last time I went) and maybe Kerlin as well. It's too bad J Mueller is closed since we got a place near there.
     
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  7. air

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    The only reasons I'd go to Franklin are either getting lucky passing by late in the day a la kmello69 (which has happened to me like twice) or a bottle share dragging me out early. Someone visiting from out of town would have to do some serious convincing to talk me into it considering I've got the low/no effort spots nailed down now.

    M-Train BBQ is the new spot where J. Mueller used to be. Tried it last weekend and it was ok. Ribs were the standout (good bark and nice texture/pull coming off the bone), but brisket was a hair above places like Salt Lick or Rudy's. Dry and nothing really memorable. I wouldn't go back considering both Kerlin and Micklethwait are both nearby and way better.
     
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  8. wolfman1201

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    Wife and I hit up the Pit Room last weekend. It was great. Close to the top I've had in Houston-area.
     
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