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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by spotts View Post
    We dont have one!
    screw that!
    No bbq joints?!? Well that sux. Sounds like a business opportunity for someone. Invest in a nice smoker and diy.

    Best one i knew of locally was a place located deep in the hood..looked like a house but inside the 1st floor was all open with tables and a bar to belly up to...no liquor just Q. It then moved to a regular restaurant and the board of health shut them down repeatedly for cooking outdoor for more than 10 days out of the month..owner stressed out and had a heat attack. the community got on the health departments ass because it was basic bullying. its also hearsay the restaurants near his where behind the push of the health department to shut him down...how dare he take there business he is just a old hick from the hood. but now the health department has changed its rules and a restaurant with proper permit can cook outside 365. sorry rant over, i was just pissed over the whole ordeal even though its was 2 yrs ago
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    Sounds like some BS. They wer jealous because he was making a little business for himself.

    I use to like several but about 5 years ago I was working in
    Tysons corner Virginia and drove to
    Daves world famous bar b q
    I got hooked and ate there 4 of the 5 nights I was there.
    Now we have one in Clearwater yee haw
    its a 2 hour drive but worth it
    they are supposed to build one near me soon
    I keep writing them e-mails because I found a perfect spot for one
    but they keep blowing me off and telling me to go to Clearwater
    You are a diehard bbq fanatic if you'll drive 2hrs! Right on man.

    Over on this end of I-70, Gates, (I did his HVAC for 7 years) Bryant's, K.C. Masterpiece, Smokestack all very good. Come on over in the fall for the American Royal BBQ contest, a good time.
    I stopped at The Salt Lick in Dripping Springs-Driftwood (Austin) area Texas, their beans sucked, no fries on the place, Brisket was awesome, but that was all.
    I need to get over to KC to check out some bbq KC style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_schmo View Post



    I need to get over to KC to check out some bbq KC style.


    Gate's burnt ends burn both ends when you eat um. Hot and Gooooood!



    I'd go back anytime, if I can sleep while everybody else drives.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
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  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by spotts View Post
    Gate's burnt ends burn both ends when you eat um. Hot and Gooooood!



    I'd go back anytime, if I can sleep while everybody else drives.
    LOL Gate's burnt ends burn both ends That sandwich looks like a real ass kicker. I gotta try one. I bet it's worth the burn.

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    just saw on the way home a new place opening up..i saw 3 grills going in the parking lot..charcoal not gas..and the smell mmmmm....will be trying that place out soon.

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    we have a lot to choose from in central tx, but my vote for the best anywhere is black's in lockhart. in a town that claims to be the bbq capital of the world, black's is a notch above.
    "When the people find they can vote themselves money,that will herald the end of the republic" - Benjamin Franklin

    "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action"- George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC LLC View Post
    Over on this end of I-70, Gates, (I did his HVAC for 7 years) Bryant's, K.C. Masterpiece, Smokestack all very good. Come on over in the fall for the American Royal BBQ contest, a good time.
    I stopped at The Salt Lick in Dripping Springs-Driftwood (Austin) area Texas, their beans sucked, no fries on the place, Brisket was awesome, but that was all.
    fries with bbq??? never heard of that! salt lick is a touristy place(ok food) real bbq joints don't have the seating capacity for a tour bus.
    "When the people find they can vote themselves money,that will herald the end of the republic" - Benjamin Franklin

    "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action"- George Washington

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    Gates has the best big fat fries, and Bryant's has good ones also.
    Here are some pictures of the Salt Lick in Driftwood. I wrote a story about it, I'll see if I can find it.

    http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n...0Lick%20B-B-Q/

    Salt Lick
    I like to think I know BBQ, never missed the American Royal BBQ festival and contest in Kansas City, and I was the repair man for Ollie Gates, of Gates and Son BBQ for seven years, one of his stores, the original, right down the street from Arthur Bryant’s BBQ.
    I know one has to factor in the different styles of preparing and Pork versus Beef, rubs, sauces, and smoking woods. It doesn’t take an expert to eat a rib to know it should fall off the bone, instead of having to chew it like a piece of rawhide.
    Beans; beans should be BBQ beans, a little of the burnt end meat and some molasses, brown sugar, and possibly a secret ingredient or two.
    My wife and I had been driving around the Austin-Buda-Kyle areas looking at property, and getting ‘The lay of the land’. We drove over a creek and down the road, when we smelled the heavenly odor of smoked food, my head snapped around and saw a large building covered by vegetation, some other buildings flanking it and a sign we could not read in the rear view mirror. I turned at the first opportunity, back-tracking the mile or so, pointing the nose of our Super-Duty Ford truck into the narrow drive of what turned out to be ‘The Salt Lick Bar-B-Q’ in Driftwood, Texas. We were both ‘Jonesing’ for some smoked meat and good beans to go with it. Tart Kosher pickles, some good old fat, greasy fries and we would be in the front row of heaven.
    We parked back by the vineyard in an immense parking area, looked around and saw a sign, ’assembly area’, we walked over to that open building, which turned out to be just seating, off to the right was the entrance to the BBQ pit and order area.
    Couples and families were walking in carrying big coolers, I thought to myself, “well, it’s way out here, they are buying in bulk“…. When I asked for a beer, I found that you must bring your beer with you. Texas, I guess??
    I walked around, taking pictures, Sue got a menu and we sat to study it.
    Family style (Per person) heaping helpings of beef brisket, sausage, and pork ribs served with potato salad, cole slaw and beans, ($18.95) was at the top of the menu.
    We opted to order ‘to-go’, decided on a pound of ribs and shared one Brisket dinner. I decided we would take home a quart of beans as well, but alas, not a French fry in the place. I inquired if the beans had meat in it, the cashier nodded yes. I asked her what kind of wood was used to smoke the meat, she said, “Mesquite” a waiter immediately corrected her with “Live Oak” .
    We bought four shirts, with “Way the heck out yonder.…but worth every mile” on them, two white, two black, for Sue and I.
    We got it home, back in Buda, half in a trance from the wonderful smoky aroma emanating from the back seat, plated it and began. I asked Sue, “Where are the BBQ beans?”, all I saw were brown plain beans…a quart of them, “that’s it“, Sue said. “Bummer,” I said. No meat in them either.
    The Brisket was tender and ‘to die for’ The ribs couldn’t have been tougher, smoky, but tough and disappointing.
    Sorry, Salt Lick; “All Hat, and no cattle“…. Well maybe a little baby goat, but “no cattle.”
    Y’all come up to Kansas City, I’ll show you how we smoke meat, fat yummy fry’s, tender fall off the bone ribs and tender smoked brisket as well. Oh, and meat in them beans………
    Last edited by HVAC LLC; 04-18-2009 at 08:18 AM. Reason: Salt lick story

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    man you were so close to lockhart! its the next county over from where you were (hays co. where i'm at). lockhart has smitty's (no relation), black's, kreuz's, r&g etc... the whole town is bbq heaven!
    "When the people find they can vote themselves money,that will herald the end of the republic" - Benjamin Franklin

    "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action"- George Washington

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    I love your part of Texas, we stayed in Bourne for a few weeks, then Buda for a few. Looked at property in the Hill country...ah, pricey....
    Looked at the mfg. homes, thought about getting a little land and a double wide. Maybe some day...
    Enjoy it for me. Next time We come that way, we will try your area.

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    Dreamland BBQ by Big Daddy John Bishop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. You can have anything you want there, as long as you want BBQ, white bread, baked beans, and sweet tea. "Ain't nothin' like 'em, nowhere!" Ken's in Pinson on Hwy 79 is hard to beat, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC LLC View Post
    Over on this end of I-70, Gates, (I did his HVAC for 7 years) Bryant's, K.C. Masterpiece, Smokestack all very good. Come on over in the fall for the American Royal BBQ contest, a good time.
    I stopped at The Salt Lick in Dripping Springs-Driftwood (Austin) area Texas, their beans sucked, no fries on the place, Brisket was awesome, but that was all.
    Brisket at Salt Lick. Mmmmmmm. Now that's some Q. I agree that everything else on the menu is par at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agg97 View Post
    Brisket at Salt Lick. Mmmmmmm. Now that's some Q. I agree that everything else on the menu is par at best.
    black's brisket will make you throw rocks at salt lick.
    "When the people find they can vote themselves money,that will herald the end of the republic" - Benjamin Franklin

    "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action"- George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by smittyii View Post
    black's brisket will make you throw rocks at salt lick.
    It's on my list for next time I head down there. Thanks!

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