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Feb 5, 2007 12:46 PM

BBQ Brisket - Texas style (PHX)

As an ex-pat Texan, i've searched all over the Valley for some palatable brisket, and i've come to the conclusion that there just isn't any good smoked beef brisket that can pass even the most forgiving cravings. Maybe y'all have had better luck. Any recs?

Oh, and for the record, i think Honey Bears is a sin against the BBQ gods.

For those who have been in the CenTex area for BBQ, i'm looking for something along the lines of Salt Lick, Kruez, Rudy's, and County Line.


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  1. An expat as well, and i haven't found anything yet. Well, The BBQ co. satisfied a craving, but it wasn't the same. If you go, make sure you specify sauce on the side.

    1. You may have already scratched this from your list, but Joe's Real BBQ in Gilbert does a nice sliced brisket. Pecan smoked which I personnaly like. Sauce can be optional. They also serve a chopped and very sauced brisket that I don't care for too much. But taste is personal ....


      1. i'm not a bbq expert, but have you tried big city bbq? i heard that was decent...

        1. I've posted it before: try the Rack Shack. It's a permanent trailer behind the Rhythm Room blues club on Indian School and 10th st. Great smokey flavor and fall-off-the-bone tender.

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          1. re: ajs228

            althought the "RACK shack" may have good bbq, I'm afraid it's not what the OP is looking for. "fall-off-the-bone tender" is a little odd for brisket... usually the butcher takes care of that.

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