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Bert's BBQ, RIP

tom in austin Jan 18, 2007 10:43 PM

Apparently Bert's BBQ burned down last night. Home of the Turbo T-MAN, and in my opinion constantly underrated, Bert's will be missed.

Bert's web site:

Story about the fire:

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    Greg Spence RE: tom in austin Jan 18, 2007 11:34 PM

    It's a sad day. Bert's wasn't great barbecue by central Texas standards, but it was darned good and extremely consistent. It was one of those places where politicos, students, busniess people and even transients mixed, and if the Johnson family decides not to rebuild, it will be greatly missed. In any event, Bert's created the greatest Texas junk food ever: The Turbo T-Man: Fritos, beans, sliced beef, chopped beef, sausage and sauce. Wow. Add a pork rib chaser and it didn't get any better. If these folks set up a rebuilding fund, I'm a contributor.

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      yimay RE: tom in austin Jan 19, 2007 04:00 AM

      sad. long live the t-man.

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        ahaley RE: tom in austin Jan 19, 2007 04:44 AM

        Tell me about it. I was devastated this morning. I didn't know what to think. My heart goes out to the boys. Long live Berts!!

        1. hooliganyouth RE: tom in austin Jan 21, 2007 12:26 AM

          Dang it! All the years I've been in Austin working on campus and never went there.

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            rollledspleen RE: tom in austin Jan 21, 2007 04:29 PM

            There is another Bert's on Far West for those looking for a Turbo T-Man.

            1. tom in austin RE: tom in austin Jan 24, 2007 07:06 PM

              As the drama unfolds...

              "AFD getting heat for botched 911 call"

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