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(Houston Press)   The nation's BBQ capital according to Google, and it's not where you think it is   (blogs.houstonpress.com) divider line 382
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2010-12-20 05:44:20 PM
They spelled it "barbecue," not "barbeque," throwing off the results. Texas rockets to #4 for the variant spelling.

1. Kansas 100
2. Alabama 94
3. North Carolina 94
4. Texas 92
5. Missouri 86
6. Tennessee 85
7. Ohio 84
8. Arizona 83
9. Georgia 80
10. South Carolina 79

/Texas is #1 for search term "brisket"
//Damn right. Ain't nothin finer than some Texas brisket.
///Kentucky can cook a fine rib, though
 
2010-12-20 05:44:23 PM
I've been to Houston, Kansas City, North Carolina and had BBQ in each city. I lived in Memphis for 5 years and it's hard to beat The Rendezvous. Corky's isn't bad for sweet sauce... but we all know BBQ is about the meat.

The best place in the Northwest is Dixie's in Bellevue, Washington right across the 405 from Seattle. They make it VERY well. Better know what you want or you'll get treated Soup Nazi style. Don't holdup the line!
 
2010-12-20 05:44:23 PM
Yeah well:
i53.tinypic.com
 
2010-12-20 05:44:25 PM
Maud Dib: runslothrun: memphis bbq ftw. all others are imposters. especially the dry-rub nastiness that they dug up in the carolinas.

i'd go as far to say that only texas bbq rivals carolina bbq in it' foulness.

so, tl;dr, they don't make bbq in north carolina. see memphis; the true bbq capital of the world.


Texas BBQ ..the rest is just second best.


that's just the IBBQTG in you talking. if you were sitting across the table from me at the cozy corner in memphis you'd be too busy eating your third plate to speak such nonsense.
 
2010-12-20 05:44:45 PM
I AM OUTRAGED!!

that Kansas is ranked 7th

/fark Texas
 
2010-12-20 05:45:05 PM
Maud Dib: Texas BBQ Slow-cooked, smoked beef parts ..the rest is just second best.

FTFY.
 
2010-12-20 05:45:34 PM
FreakinB: All I know is that in 3 weeks I'm going to Texas (Dallas, specifically) for the first time in my life and I'm looking forward to some BBQ. Don't let me down.

You better go here then Link (new window). They probably aren't even in the top 10 in the state, but it is about as good as you can find in Dallas.
 
2010-12-20 05:46:18 PM
Texas BBQ is OK

North Carolina, too much vinegar for me.

Memphis is decent too.

//Oregon lacks really good BBQ.
 
2010-12-20 05:46:55 PM
calm like a bomb:
/and don't even bother, Kentucky


Yeah, it's only where the BBQ Festival is held every year.

http://www.bbq-festivals.com/2007_bbq_festival_owensboro.html
 
2010-12-20 05:46:55 PM
Depends on what type of barbecue, of course, but any of us over here in the TB/NC region coulda told you this without the help of the Googles.
This neck of the woods is a barbecue lovers' heaven.
 
2010-12-20 05:47:48 PM
Carolina what, now?

Kansas City BBQ Restaurants (new window).

Dang, now I'm all hungry.
 
2010-12-20 05:48:08 PM
illusi0n: FreakinB: All I know is that in 3 weeks I'm going to Texas (Dallas, specifically) for the first time in my life and I'm looking forward to some BBQ. Don't let me down.

You better go here then Link (new window). They probably aren't even in the top 10 in the state, but it is about as good as you can find in Dallas.


If he's in Fort Worth, try a sliced beef sandwich at Railhead or Angelo's.
 
2010-12-20 05:48:12 PM
Rapmaster2000: Except for some Memphis BBQ joint a client took me to in LA. They were like "you're from the South so you like BBQ right?" I don't take our China guys to PF Chang's when they come here.

Who the f*ck visiting LA would even want BBQ? California does a lot of good culinary things, and that's where they took you?

You know what? I can't wait to go to Kansas City and have seafood. Jesus.
 
2010-12-20 05:48:21 PM
moparedtn: Depends on what type of barbecue, of course, but any of us over here in the TN/NC region coulda told you this without the help of the Googles.
This neck of the woods is a barbecue lovers' heaven.


FTFM.
Hard to type with gooooood barbecue sauce on fingers...
 
2010-12-20 05:48:23 PM
TsuDohNim: A Texan doesn't have to Google barbecue the intellectual ability to use a computer.

Kidding, but, man, you put that up there on a tee.

Crap, now I could go for Texas bbq, NC bbq, any decent bbq... mmm bbq. Any Farkers have a solid recommendation for Balto/DC/NoVA?
 
2010-12-20 05:48:27 PM
meat0918: North Carolina, too much vinegar for me.

You should try some Lexington style, or from points further west in the state. I'm not huge on the vinegar either.
 
2010-12-20 05:48:27 PM
spleef420: LOL...Nevada came in ahead of Texas.

Unless you search for "BBQ" instead of "barbeque". Nobody in Texas types long words is all.
 
2010-12-20 05:48:46 PM
US regional insight search for "free gay sex" (sfw)
 
2010-12-20 05:48:50 PM
I had to look up what Frito Pie was. Then I had to make a shopping list.

/fatty
 
2010-12-20 05:48:51 PM
In Texas, there's no need to Google BBQ. We know where to find it.
 
2010-12-20 05:49:19 PM
vodka: Yeah well:

We have a lot of parakeets in Kentucky...what of it?
 
2010-12-20 05:49:41 PM
Maud Dib:
Sorry, Dallas sucks when it comes to BBQ.
Lockhart and Luling is where it's at.


There's even a place in Houston called Luling City BBQ that is not affiliated with the original place in actually IN Luling. Their BBQ is not as good and they were also sued for using the name. (Must have been a settlement because they still use it.)

To those not in Texas; Vinegar drenched pork is not BBQ.
 
2010-12-20 05:50:10 PM
I'm The Foot Farking Master: The best place in the Northwest is Dixie's in Bellevue, Washington right across the 405 from Seattle.

Good place, but it's nestled under the armpit of an overpass, and passing by you'd think it's a deserted junkyard. Although, I guess that does add to the "BBQ shack" feel.
 
2010-12-20 05:50:16 PM
Torchsong: calm like a bomb:
/and don't even bother, Kentucky

Yeah, it's only where the a BBQ Festival is held every year.


I was referring to mutton, but whatever.
 
2010-12-20 05:50:26 PM
I was about to complain that if it wasn't North Carolina, it was wrong.

Apparently, it isn't wrong.


/If you disagree, you are wrong.
//Eastern style!
 
2010-12-20 05:50:48 PM
Captain Wingo: Nobody in Texas types long words is all.

because they're confused and scared by ten-dollar words like "barbeque" and "pork".
 
2010-12-20 05:51:14 PM
North Carolina? Pfffft. Y'all are too fond of your sauce. The sauce is good, but as any Texans knows, you use sauce when the meat isn't good enough to stand on its own.
 
2010-12-20 05:51:32 PM
If they wanted Texas to win, it would've probably been for Mexican food.
 
2010-12-20 05:51:35 PM
runslothrun: Maud Dib: runslothrun: memphis bbq ftw. all others are imposters. especially the dry-rub nastiness that they dug up in the carolinas.

i'd go as far to say that only texas bbq rivals carolina bbq in it' foulness.

so, tl;dr, they don't make bbq in north carolina. see memphis; the true bbq capital of the world.


Texas BBQ ..the rest is just second best.

that's just the IBBQTG in you talking. if you were sitting across the table from me at the cozy corner in memphis you'd be too busy eating your third plate to speak such nonsense.


Our chili is better as well....NO GOL-DURN BEANS.


\:D
 
2010-12-20 05:51:46 PM
Mirrorz: To those not in Texas; Vinegar drenched pork is not BBQ.

It's a whole lot closer than anything involving beef.
 
2010-12-20 05:52:08 PM
I used to live in the Midwest, and then I moved to the East Cost, so I'm going to have to call bullsh*t on this. "Carolina BBQ" is an oxymoron.

(Hey, Carolinians -- food coloring plus vinegar does NOT equal bbq sauce.)
 
2010-12-20 05:52:21 PM
At the end of the article it mentions Frito Pie. That got me thinking about an old mall food court place that served something like it.

It was Fritos, scallions, chili, cheese and I believe sour cream or guacamole layered in a cup. Anyone remember that place? Those things were great!
 
2010-12-20 05:52:56 PM
Retodd: North Carolina? Pfffft. Y'all are too fond of your sauce. The sauce is good, but as any Texans knows, you use sauce when the meat isn't good enough to stand on its own.

You haven't had North Carolina barbecue yet.
 
2010-12-20 05:52:58 PM
calm like a bomb: Mirrorz: To those not in Texas; Vinegar drenched pork is not BBQ.

It's a whole lot closer than anything involving beef.


Oh, so this is a "beef sucks" thing. Well, good. More for me. Nom nom nom.
 
2010-12-20 05:53:15 PM
bhcompy: Ah yes, bad meat slathered in sauce. Definitely what I think of when thinking bbq.

/Santa Maria bbq or bust


Better than bad meat slathered in grease.

/midwest
//no wonder they all weigh 400 lbs.
 
2010-12-20 05:53:25 PM
Texas is to BBQ as George W. Bush is to ranching
 
2010-12-20 05:53:32 PM
AntiNorm: I used to live in the Midwest, and then I moved to the East Cost, so I'm going to have to call bullsh*t on this. "Carolina BBQ" is an oxymoron.

(Hey, Carolinians -- food coloring plus vinegar does NOT equal bbq sauce.)


You should try some at a place that isn't Applebee's.
 
2010-12-20 05:53:36 PM
AntiNorm: I used to live in the Midwest, and then I moved to the East Cost, so I'm going to have to call bullsh*t on this. "Carolina BBQ" is an oxymoron.

(Hey, Carolinians -- food coloring plus vinegar does NOT equal bbq sauce.)


You're from flyover country, what the fark do you know about pork?
 
2010-12-20 05:53:36 PM
Ditto the sentiments on Luling and Lockhart. Those towns know how to BBQ.

/There's no BBQ in Austin worth mentioning unfortunately. Gotta go just outside the city to get the real deal. What's up with that?
 
2010-12-20 05:53:47 PM
Whatthefark: At the end of the article it mentions Frito Pie. That got me thinking about an old mall food court place that served something like it.

It was Fritos, scallions, chili, cheese and I believe sour cream or guacamole layered in a cup. Anyone remember that place? Those things were great!


Frito Pie is alive and well in Texas.
 
2010-12-20 05:53:52 PM
Come to Memphis and have Central's BBQ nachos, then shut the fark up about any of your Texas shiat.
 
2010-12-20 05:53:54 PM
What do Texans love more than any other state?
FRITO PIE, that's what.


Frito farking pie? Bwahahaha - so the blurp I made when I was a drunk college student is considered fine dining in farking Texas?
 
2010-12-20 05:54:12 PM
Whatthefark: At the end of the article it mentions Frito Pie. That got me thinking about an old mall food court place that served something like it.

It was Fritos, scallions, chili, cheese and I believe sour cream or guacamole layered in a cup. Anyone remember that place? Those things were great!


My high school called those "Walking Tacos", because they'd open a bag of Fritos, pour on the chili, add some cheese, and leave a little space if you wanted sour cream
 
2010-12-20 05:54:18 PM
Treygreen13: illusi0n: FreakinB: All I know is that in 3 weeks I'm going to Texas (Dallas, specifically) for the first time in my life and I'm looking forward to some BBQ. Don't let me down.

You better go here then Link (new window). They probably aren't even in the top 10 in the state, but it is about as good as you can find in Dallas.

If he's in Fort Worth, try a sliced beef sandwich at Railhead or Angelo's.


I don't think I could ever recommend Railhead over Angelo's.
 
2010-12-20 05:54:23 PM
Treygreen13: calm like a bomb: Mirrorz: To those not in Texas; Vinegar drenched pork is not BBQ.

It's a whole lot closer than anything involving beef.

Oh, so this is a "beef sucks" thing. Well, good. More for me. Nom nom nom.


Not at all. I love brisket. But it isn't BBQ.
 
2010-12-20 05:54:27 PM
Ha ha. Vinegar based BBQ for the win! Suck it tomato lovers...

UNC_Samurai: Google is absolutely correct. Eastern North Carolina is the BBQ capital of the world:

Bill Ellis BBQ (new window)

Parker's (new window)

B's (new window)

Cherry's (new window)

King's (new window)


You missed:

Gardner's (new window)

and

Smithfield's (new window)
 
2010-12-20 05:54:50 PM
timujin: adjmcloon: timujin: Nah, it's just that people in North Carolina don't know what barbeque is and have to look it up.

/Memphis Texas, for the win

You were close.

Texas? Sure, great brisket and, of all things, BBQ crab over in Brownsville.

Memphis, though, is king of both pork ribs and pulled pork sandwiches.


This man speaks the truth.

/silly Texans, brisket is not BBQ
 
2010-12-20 05:55:05 PM
The most popular beige-colored stuff served in a bowl in South Carolina is grits...

Uh no, that's not a valid interpretation of the data being presented.
 
2010-12-20 05:55:21 PM
Killer Cars: Rapmaster2000: Except for some Memphis BBQ joint a client took me to in LA. They were like "you're from the South so you like BBQ right?" I don't take our China guys to PF Chang's when they come here.

Who the f*ck visiting LA would even want BBQ? California does a lot of good culinary things, and that's where they took you?

You know what? I can't wait to go to Kansas City and have seafood. Jesus.


WTF? I would've said, "I just came from there, why would I want to eat what I can have any time?" When I go to California, I want to eat seafood at a restaurant where I can see the ocean.

Or In n Out.
 
2010-12-20 05:56:14 PM
IStateTheObvious: Ha ha. Vinegar based BBQ for the win! Suck it tomato lovers...

UNC_Samurai: Google is absolutely correct. Eastern North Carolina is the BBQ capital of the world:

Bill Ellis BBQ (new window)

Parker's (new window)

B's (new window)

Cherry's (new window)

King's (new window)

You missed:

Gardner's (new window)

and

Smithfield's (new window)


You both missed Pik-N-Pig. You lose.

/Added bonus: it has an airstrip, so you can fly there.
 
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