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Mail Order Texas Bar-B-Q

David Smith Oct 27, 2005 10:51 PM

Got some friends in the deep south that have never tasted real smoked meat from Texas. I want to send some to them for an upcoming tailgate party. Anyone ever send\receive mail order bar-b-q? Any idea of which company I should use?


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    Scott RE: David Smith Oct 28, 2005 09:55 AM

    I'd say Black's, Kreuz Market, or Cooper's.


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      TCUJoe RE: Scott Oct 28, 2005 04:49 PM

      Scott, Do you really think that any superlative BBQ such as those travels without suffering badly?

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        Professor Salt RE: TCUJoe Oct 29, 2005 10:52 PM

        A bunch of hounds in Los Angeles held a BBQ tasting about 3 years ago. One of us flew in a brisket from Black's, and it stood head and shoulders above the local ribs we assembled.

        Was it the optimal Black's experience? Of course not. Was it really delicious and represent Texas proudly? Absolutely. I'd say go for it, you and your friends won't regret it.

        Link: http://professorsalt.com

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          joe fensterblau RE: Professor Salt Oct 31, 2005 08:11 PM

          Black's brisket travels very well. As Prof. Salt said, took the blue ribbon @ L.A.Chowhound taste-off AND drew raves in NEW YORK CITY, of all places. Wrapped and shipped with care, I would'nt hesitate to recommend BLACK's.

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      billh RE: David Smith Oct 28, 2005 12:20 PM

      I've always liked Willy Ray's.

      Link: http://www.willyraysbbq.com/mail_orde...

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        Fleur RE: David Smith Oct 28, 2005 07:03 PM

        The GOOD BARBECUE CO. in Houston is the best.
        They have been around for ages, and are totally reliable.
        They ship.

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          sheilah RE: Fleur Feb 6, 2011 01:25 PM

          Be careful - one of the most OVERrated places in Houston. Try dozier's and also order bacon ends.

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