CENTEX ADV: Quest for the HOLY SMOKE!

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by ghostrider1964, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Uke

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Have to add that to my To Do List, right after Harvey, etc.

    Damn, now I'm hungry, too.
  2. halobum

    halobum Been here awhile

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  3. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    Looks like the fire was contained to the pit building, with only minimal smoke damage to the restaurant. Phew, that was close.
  4. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Wow! If only we could get there.
  5. Uke

    Uke visualist

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    Not much chance of fire right now, flood maybe.
  6. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    BBQ on the Brazos is legit!

    This might be my new North Texas favorite, edging out Heim. Heim has better sides, and a better restaurant, but if it's the best Q in DFW you're looking for, and that's what you should be looking for, get yourself to Cresson quickly.

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  7. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Had a bite to eat in Celina at a brand new (September) BBQ joint. Sampled the brisket - tender and meaty, tasty, good smoke ring and a char on the outside. I'm going back when I can have a full meal to try the ribs and sides

    Nice patio too.

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  8. Baja-Bob

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    Awesome looking place! I am going to have to check them out, just a 40 minute ride north for me. Thanks!
  9. MartiniUp

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    OK, I need some help. I am in the Beaumont area and our BBQ choices are mediocre to poor. So, point me to a few spots in E TX , I'll make it a day trip. Thanks.
  10. pacman1

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    Tejas Chocolate+Barbecue
    http://tejaschocolate.com/

    Corkscrew BBQ
    https://www.corkscrewbbq.com/

    Killen's BBQ
    https://www.killensbarbecue.com/

    All within 2 hours of Beaumont, all on the Texas Monthly top 50 list. Pickings are slim in SE Texas, you're going to have to drive to get great Q.
  11. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Yep, thanks. But I am looking in E TX further north in the piney woods. I avoid Hstn as much as possible.
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  12. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    Bodacious in Longview is going to be your best bet in ETX. A couple of hot shots from Austin took over the original location from the Lindsey family and turned it in the No 4 best bbq in the state, according to Texas Monthly.

    https://bodaciousmobberly.com/

    Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue in Jefferson and Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue in Tyler also made the Top 50 List, but didn't crack the top 10.

    Disclaimer: I haven't tried any of these, but I trust The List.
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  13. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Thank you.
  14. ReadyorNot

    ReadyorNot professional olde phart

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    roland's son-in-law took the original bodacious location over, and they are serving top tier brisket & ribs - haven't tried anything else.

    stanley's in tyler (located across from hospitals) is consistently superb...again I've only eaten brisket & ribs, and recommend highly.

    joseph's in jefferson is also very good, but I would rank a step below the other two.

    claimer: I've eaten at all three and will do so again.....and again.....and again....:dukegirl
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  15. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    Thanks for filling in the blanks!
  16. MartiniUp

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    There used be a good place in Jacksonville on the main highway thru town, anyone have update info?
  17. mike

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    Bodacious BBQ is quite good. Ive been to the Longview joint numerous times.
  18. John-John

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    Opie's in Spicewood is a solid 8 in my book.