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(Huffington Post)   Open Table names 30 best BBQ restaurants and, well, bless their poor, dear, sweet little hearts, they do try so very, very hard. (Southern FARKers: uninstall this app if you have it. These people are obviously idiots.)   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 430
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2014-07-21 08:12:52 PM  
Unless you're dealing with a large party, you shouldn't need a reservation for a barbeque place.
 
2014-07-21 08:20:46 PM  
Is it appropriate to list multiple locations of the same restaurant on a list like that? Also who knew NYC was where the best bbq is.
 
2014-07-21 08:28:38 PM  
Get over yourself, subby. BBQ just isn't in the south anymore.
 
NFA
2014-07-21 08:47:42 PM  
The Annapolis Smokehouse is pretty good but there are other places in the region that are as good or better and a lot cheaper.  Annapolis Smokehouse has onion rings the size of donuts.
 
2014-07-21 09:06:40 PM  
Apparently, Kansas City is not home to any of the top thirty BBQ restaurants in the country. Who knew?
 
2014-07-21 09:11:07 PM  
The best BBQ restaurants I know of probably don't take reservations. Most of them are old mom and pop places.
 
2014-07-21 11:00:40 PM  

Serious Black: Apparently, Kansas City is not home to any of the top thirty BBQ restaurants in the country. Who knew?


Or even Memphis.
 
2014-07-21 11:14:18 PM  

BizarreMan: Is it appropriate to list multiple locations of the same restaurant on a list like that? Also who knew NYC was where the best bbq is.


Get a rope...
 
2014-07-21 11:14:54 PM  
No love for North Carolina vinegar-based barbeque at all. Not all barbeque needs to be slathered in sauce that will cause a diabetic crisis.
 
2014-07-21 11:31:09 PM  

Shostie: Serious Black: Apparently, Kansas City is not home to any of the top thirty BBQ restaurants in the country. Who knew?

Or even Memphis.


I just perused Open Table on my iPhone. Only one BBQ place in all of Memphis takes reservations through Open Table and it's not even one of the best ones in Memphis. This list is useless.
 
2014-07-22 12:17:28 AM  
Haaahaha, Wexler's.
 
2014-07-22 12:18:10 AM  

delsydsoftware: No love for North Carolina vinegar-based barbeque at all. Not all barbeque needs to be slathered in sauce that will cause a diabetic crisis.


I learned to love North Carolina BBQ from my husband, and when we moved to MO it was so damn hard to find it since everywhere with Carolina BBQ had South Carolina BBQ.

But if you're ever in the Springfield, MO area, I know a place that has it. Enoch's BBQ, married couple, one is from the Memphis, TN area, the other from NC, and they brought both of those styles with them.
 
2014-07-22 12:18:21 AM  
Who woulda thunk it that geographical location isn't a prerequisite to cook meat...

Looks like the south is losing it's bragging rights to everything but rednecks, racists, shiatty healthcare and closeted bible thumpers.
 
2014-07-22 12:20:28 AM  
Freedman's? Lambert's?   Hell, I live in Austin and I've never heard of either place.

No Franklins?

Serious list fail!
 
2014-07-22 12:20:30 AM  
Ctrl-F "Ted Cook's"

No Results.

Nice!
 
2014-07-22 12:21:58 AM  
WTF? Is this some shiatty hipster list?  I saw the had one from Austin,  never heard of the place so I had to look it up yep hipster joint.

Freedmen's is a laid-back lounge, beer garden, and smokehouse serving barbecue and retro-inspired cocktails in an historic Austin building.
 
2014-07-22 12:22:17 AM  
 These are mostly yuppie/hipster scum places.  Not real BBQ joints. Do they serve kale coleslaw too?
 
2014-07-22 12:22:19 AM  
Open Table names 30 best BBQ restaurants  willing to pay a fee to be included on this list.
 
2014-07-22 12:24:11 AM  
Dinosaur in Rochester is hands down the best BBQ I've ever had.

Of course, where I live in Eugene Oregon doesn't give them much competition, but I've eaten in various places in the south and it wasn't very memorable.
 
2014-07-22 12:24:12 AM  
I went to the Outer Banks last week. All the local news channels kept bragging that Pierces BBQ was one of the "best in the South" while citing USA Today. I wasn't impressed.
 
2014-07-22 12:24:59 AM  
Never Forget

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2014-07-22 12:25:50 AM  
As a general rule, anything that comes out of the Southeast US can be done better anywhere else, because if, hypothetically, anything good did come out of the Southeast, people from other places could copy it but manage to do it without sucking, and they could do it without pausing ten minutes between every step to drink sweet tea and gossip.

The only exception is football players who got to be so fast by running home from school every day because it was only 55 degrees out.  There's nothing quite able to manufacture speed like pussiness over cold weather.
 
2014-07-22 12:26:38 AM  

RolandTGunner: Freedman's? Lambert's?   Hell, I live in Austin and I've never heard of either place.

No Franklins?

Serious list fail!


Was coming to say the same thing. Obviously, they didn't want to stand in line for some great q. Not to mention take the time to check out the trailers like curlins...
 
2014-07-22 12:26:56 AM  

Nabb1: The best BBQ restaurants I know of probably don't take reservations. Most of them are old mom and pop places.


Best BBQ around here is Carmen's. Gramma Carmen still runs the place. The jerk chicken, the sliced beef...*drools*

Once every coupla weeks she still has to warn the fire dept when they do a cleaning burn cycle in the brick smoker.
 
2014-07-22 12:27:08 AM  
In High School, I was in marching band.  Of the many cities we competed in, there was this one city where we took first place every year; well before I even attended the school.  My last year of high school, we were asked politely to either not come or come but we couldn't' enter the contest.  They were literally telling us to give someone else a chance.

I accept this in the same manner:  a terrific compliment that they know they couldn't compete anyway.
 
2014-07-22 12:27:46 AM  
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Big D's Dawsonville GA, shares a building with a gas station so you know it is good.  Go early for the brownie plate.  they usually run out around 12:30.
 
2014-07-22 12:27:47 AM  
Mmmm Boneyard in LA.
 
2014-07-22 12:28:41 AM  
BBQ = counter service. 
Open Table = reservations.

It's like "Vegan Times lists the top 20 Steakhouses" or something. No sense in this list at all.
 
2014-07-22 12:28:45 AM  

RoyHobbs22: Never Forget

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2014-07-22 12:29:00 AM  
Reservations? At a BBQ? I'll bet they've got tableCLOTHS and china plates with unsweet tea with no lemon and expect you to have sleeves on. Damn yankees. And no autocorrect, do not capitalize yankees.
 
2014-07-22 12:29:20 AM  
Lots of nice plates, a sign of meh BBQ.
 
2014-07-22 12:29:37 AM  

BullStrings: RolandTGunner: Freedman's? Lambert's?   Hell, I live in Austin and I've never heard of either place.

No Franklins?

Serious list fail!

Was coming to say the same thing. Obviously, they didn't want to stand in line for some great q. Not to mention take the time to check out the trailers like curlins...


Speaking of Franklins, most people on a Sunday morning spend time in church.

Here in Austin, my church is in line at Franklin's. Only heaven awaits at the end of that line.
 
2014-07-22 12:29:54 AM  

RolandTGunner: No Franklins?


I was in Austin a few weeks ago, and I was told I had to go to Franklin's. I was all set to gorge myself, and they were closed because they're remodeling their smokehouse or some shiat. God damn it.
 
2014-07-22 12:30:18 AM  
Southern BBQ based on Vinegar is vile!
 
2014-07-22 12:30:27 AM  

uncre8tv: BBQ = counter service.
Open Table = reservations.

It's like "Vegan Times lists the top 20 Steakhouses" or something. No sense in this list at all.


I see I'm not needed here. That was nearly the exact simile I was going to use.
 
2014-07-22 12:30:38 AM  

NFA: The Annapolis Smokehouse is pretty good but there are other places in the region that are as good or better and a lot cheaper.  Annapolis Smokehouse has onion rings the size of donuts.


Mission: BBQ and Adam's Ribs FTW.

Dinosaur BBQ in Troy NY was the best BBQ I've had outside of Williamson Bros. BBQ in Atlanta GA.
 
2014-07-22 12:30:52 AM  
I thought it was interesting that Bobby Q - Phoenix, Arizona and Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee, Wisconsin both serve the exact same dish (with a knife in the upper right corner).

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2014-07-22 12:31:19 AM  
If the place isn't located in KC, Memphis, Texas, The Carolina's, it cannot appear at the top of any best BBQ list.  I am not saying other locations may not mimic quite well some of these styles or takes on the styles, but these other locations may appear toward the bottom of the list.  The top of the list has to be from one of the epicenters of BBQ styles. Now you can debate the merits of Texas BBQ, KC/Memphis, the Vinger/Mustard split in the Carolinas and which you prefer and how you rank them, but almost every consumer of delicious BBQ starts where BBQ was properly born.
 
2014-07-22 12:31:21 AM  

meat0918: Dinosaur in Rochester is hands down the best BBQ I've ever had.

Of course, where I live in Eugene Oregon doesn't give them much competition, but I've eaten in various places in the south and it wasn't very memorable.


Dinosaur is damn good. But it probably should have only gotten one spot on the list.
 
2014-07-22 12:32:23 AM  
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Best Food of any kind any where
 
2014-07-22 12:32:44 AM  
Gee, a skewed sample presents results that upset people?

If you give a fark what they say, use the app more and rate things. That will bring their results more in line with what you think.

If you don't care to use the app then stop giving a flying fark about the resulting data.

It's a worthless shiat app anyway. Nine times out of ten your "reservation" is treated as "call ahead", which itself mostly means dick.
 
2014-07-22 12:33:12 AM  
I remember some clients taking me to a "famous" place when I was in Tuscaloosa, AL. It was a giant shack in the middle of nowhere with giant picnic tables inside. They didn't have a menu. They served ribs and white bread & you just told them how much of each you wanted.

I wasn't that impressed.

Ironically, some of the best BBQ ribs I've had were at my favorite Mexican place in Chicago. So, maybe I'm just not the guy you should be asking about this.
 
2014-07-22 12:33:14 AM  

Serious Black: Apparently, Kansas City is not home to any of the top thirty BBQ restaurants in the country. Who knew?


If no place in Missouri is listed on a BBQ list it's an useless list.
 
2014-07-22 12:33:57 AM  

Misch: meat0918: Dinosaur in Rochester is hands down the best BBQ I've ever had.

Of course, where I live in Eugene Oregon doesn't give them much competition, but I've eaten in various places in the south and it wasn't very memorable.

Dinosaur is damn good. But it probably should have only gotten one spot on the list.


Agreed.

I've also heard the other locations are not as good as the Rochester one.
 
2014-07-22 12:34:08 AM  

Cagey B: RolandTGunner: No Franklins?

I was in Austin a few weeks ago, and I was told I had to go to Franklin's. I was all set to gorge myself, and they were closed because they're remodeling their smokehouse or some shiat. God damn it.


Yeah, they're upgrading. Getting the pit out of the elements...

Sad for the time being.
 
2014-07-22 12:36:45 AM  

WhoGAS: In High School, I was in marching band.  Of the many cities we competed in, there was this one city where we took first place every year; well before I even attended the school.  My last year of high school, we were asked politely to either not come or come but we couldn't' enter the contest.  They were literally telling us to give someone else a chance.

I accept this in the same manner:  a terrific compliment that they know they couldn't compete anyway.




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2014-07-22 12:37:39 AM  
The simple truth is bbq is the easiest cuisine to replicate at home. Pick your favorite style and spend a summer tweaking recipes and woods. At the end you'll have the best bbq you've ever had.
 
2014-07-22 12:38:22 AM  
Oh for crying out loud. BBQ is not eaten on foo foo little "artistic" plates. If you don't need to wash your face and hands after eating, you've gone to the wrong place.

Some of the best BBQ I've had was in local joints
 
2014-07-22 12:39:25 AM  
The best BBQ I ever had was at Homer's BBBQ. The extra B was for BYOBB.
 
2014-07-22 12:40:08 AM  

marcre3363: I remember some clients taking me to a "famous" place when I was in Tuscaloosa, AL. It was a giant shack in the middle of nowhere with giant picnic tables inside. They didn't have a menu. They served ribs and white bread & you just told them how much of each you wanted.

I wasn't that impressed.

Ironically, some of the best BBQ ribs I've had were at my favorite Mexican place in Chicago. So, maybe I'm just not the guy you should be asking about this.


A good way to tell if a BBQ place is good is to look at the pit master. He should be either a morbidly obese white guy or an elderly black guy named Willy. Anyone else and it's probably going to suck.
 
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