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Let's kick off this contest!

What's your favorite place (aside from your backyard) to eat BBQ?
Post Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:02 pm
Info@Workman Site Admin
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It's time to get this contest started, we've got a grill to give away! You've read the rules (or not, but you can here). Here's what your entry should look like.

Best Joint: Harry's House of Hog
Where: 111 Main Street, Anywhere, USA, (123-456-7890)
What: They serve pork in all forms, no chicken.
Why: This is the best joint because they've got 32 beers on tap, and each one matches up with a kind of BBQ on the menu. The food's cheap, there's always room for one more person to sit at the counter, and the BBQ is done right, over a live fire with hickory chips.

*Please note that this is a fictional sample, and that if this place existed, I would still be there eating, not here writing about it.
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Post Sat Jun 21, 2003 3:12 am
12win raw

Posts: 1
OK - this is my contribution. I guess that I was logged out somehow when I posted. Can you combine the posts? Thanks!

Anonymous wrote:
Best Joint: BAR B Q BY JIM
Address: 203 COMMERCE ST, TUPELO, MS 38804
Phone: (662) 840-8800
Menu here:

This is one of those wonderful little places that you stumble across and keep going
back to time after time. The pulled meat is so tender that it melts in your mouth.
The prices are great and they give you tons of food on a plate. The regular sauce is zesty and flavorful and they even have a hotter sauce for the brave of tongue.

Post Sat Jun 21, 2003 3:56 pm
TubaGuy63 raw

Posts: 1
Best Joint: Tunnel BBQ
Where: 58 Park Street East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (519-258-3663)
What: Ribs, Chicken, Shrimp, Homemade breads and crackers, amazing sweets and The Best triple-thick milk shakes
Why: Maybe it's the trip across the border or the many times that my parents took me here in my youth, but Tunnel has some of THE BEST BBQ chicken and ribs. Their BBQ food is the bar that I hold everything else to. Tunnel isn't the fanciest place in the world, but it isn't a hole in the wall, either. Everything there is homemade, from the rubs and BBQ sauces to the sweets and bread basket. My mother even claims that the fountain drinks taste better there! As for the beer: they have a wide variety of imports and domestics. I always get a kick out of the fact that they consider LaBatt's as domestic, but hey, it is in Canada. Tunnel has crazy hours and has quite a reputation. They get customers who drive across the border from Detroit at 2:00 in the morning or gamblers from one of the local casinos celebrating their winnings or drowning their sorrows with some spectacular food. Tunnel even has a heated catering truck, where they claim that they can cater. I have been meaning to utilize that, some time.
I recommend coming hungry:
Order the chicken/rib combo (enough for two)
Don’t fill up on the bread and crackers! Try dipping them in some of the BBQ sauces. This is always a good time to figure out which sauce you will use for the meat!
The dinners come with your choice of Cole slaw-vinegar or traditional mayo
I love the vinegar with a dash of the sweet BBQ sauce!
The dinner with some well done fries is spectacular! Save room for dessert!
Get a triple-thick milkshake or malt and slice of pie, such as the mile-high lemon meringue!

Post Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:11 pm
Smokey OPE

Best Joint: Rudy's BBQ
Where: Leon Springs, TX
What: Rudy's is a meat market that sells cooked meats.
Why: In the 1800's, Max Aue developed the small community of Leon Springs, in the Texas Hill Country outside of San Antonio. In 1929, Max's son, Rudolph, opened a gas station, garage and grocery store. In 1989, Bar-B-Q was added to the Country Store and Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q, was founded. Today, Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q, has expanded throughout the southwest with the same original recipes that made Rudy's Leon Springs famous.

Pits are 100% wood fired with oak, a slower burning wood as opposed to mesquite. Meats are cooked in a dry spice, not in "Sause" (we use it on the side). Unique "Sause" is available in regular and "sissy" styles. :D

Post Mon Jun 23, 2003 12:42 pm

There is a place in Birmingham, AL called Dreamland. This is the best BBQ sauce I have ever tasted. They have a pit there where you can watch them cook the ribs and put the sauce on with huge MOPS! Yes, just like floor cleaning mops. Also, they have a great beer selection. When you sit down, they throw down some butter and an entire loaf of white bread. This place is just about the most southern bbq you can find anywhere.

Second, I live in Orlando, Florida and we always eat at Smokey Bones BBQ. It is very good for a chain restaurant. They have pork in every style, beef, chicken, even fish. They have a brunswick stew, that is the absolute best I have ever had. They also have over 15 beers onj tap and a full bar!!

You should check these places out!!

Buckeyegirl can be found at

Post Mon Jun 23, 2003 12:44 pm
Buckeye Girl

Post Tue Jul 01, 2003 6:07 pm

Posts: 3
Location: Jersey Shore
Other than my house the best BBQ joint I have ever been to is Pig and Chicken on Rt 17 in Murrels Inlet South Carolina. The pulled pork is the best the chicken is to die for and the sweet tea is by far the best on the planet
If you Bring it to my house I better be able to drink it or put it on my grill

Post Sat Jul 05, 2003 11:24 pm

Best Joint: The Dry Gulch
Where: Adams St. Prescott AZ (928-778-9693)
Online: no web address
What: They serve beef steaks and ribs. Pork ribs, grilled chicken, etc etc.
Why: It's rustic, they make you feel at home. Give you a free steak on your birthday. It's a great place to be. :)

Post Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:02 am

:? How many times will you make a road trip to eat Q? I have made these journey a few times. The place to go to is Bill's Barbecue. It is in Wilson, NC and serves the best eastern style(NC) barbecue. I believe he has catered for at least for one former President of the USA. Anyway they have a real sense of small and home town feel. The way to go is to order family style. You will need at least four other people with you to handle all the food they provide. They serve pull pork, chicken, brunswick stew, and delicious hush puppies. I do not believe they have a website as I just tried to google them and nothing came up. So if you ever go to the eastern part of NC I reccommend making a side trip to Bill's Barbecue.

Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:25 am

OH. If your are going to get off I95 in Wilson, NC to try BBQ You must go to Rt 301 to Mitchel's BBQ. Best BBQ in Eastern NC.

Post Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:53 pm
Georgeh raw

Posts: 8
Location: Los Angeles

Best Joint: Zekes Smokehouse
Where: 2209 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose CA 91020 (818-957-7045)
What: All styles and cuts cooked and served in perfection
Why: My wife says the pulled pork is the best on the planet. The lazy smoked chicken rivals Steve’s Beer Can Chicken (that’s hard to do). My personal favorite is the Texas style brisket with freshly made kettle chips. Zeke’s has a very clean and stylish décor. The wait staff are very friendly and accommodating even for my crazy BBQ flinging 19 month son. I can’t honestly say it’s the best in the world but I can in good faith nominate it for the title to whoever decides such things.

George :D

Post Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:24 am

Although I agree that Zeke's is the best place on the mainland, (amd I lived in Texas for 3 years) the only other place worthy of this distinction is Billy ook Hawaii....the big island....which curiosly enough is the same place that Zeke's head chef, Joe Meinhart, hails from. Billy Bob's bills itself as, "The Southern most BBQ in the USA." Quite literally, it's true. It's the lowest latitude BBQ joint in the USA. And the ribs are every bit as southern!




The best barbeque in western North Carolina is Cajun Pig in Chimney Rock North Carolina. It has four different sauces the best slaw and ribs around. It also has a live band every Friday night.

Post Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:28 pm

BuckeyeGirl wrote:
There is a place in Birmingham, AL called Dreamland. This is the best BBQ sauce I have ever tasted. They have a pit there where you can watch them cook the ribs and put the sauce on with huge MOPS! Yes, just like floor cleaning mops. Also, they have a great beer selection. When you sit down, they throw down some butter and an entire loaf of white bread. This place is just about the most southern bbq you can find anywhere.

The original in Tuscaloosa is by far the best. It is so primative you don't even get butter with your bread. Everything is in plastic bottles or on paper plates. It is SO good. I took my husband there when we moved cross country, he hasn't shut up about it 3 years later.

Post Thu Jul 24, 2003 1:51 pm

the roar of the fire--not to mention the smell of cooking over a live fire that permeats everywhere and the cook calling out your order to the waitresses who have names like "wild Bill". What a great place to eat bbq


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