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Dallas Barbecue - Al's or Sonny's?

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Since I can't make the pilgramage to the mecca's of central texas barbecue joints due to time constraints (business trip) I will have to make due in Dallas proper.

I have done a bit of reading and wanted an opinion on Al's Smokehouse versus Sonny Bryants...or any other suggestions?

My main focus is obviously fatty brisket and to a lesser extent sausage.

Thanks for the tips!

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  1. The original Sonny Bryan's on Lemmon is the best in Dallas proper, imo.

    If you don't mind the drive then Rudy's in Denton is your best bet. I'm sure this will bring the ire of some people, but it I think it's the best in DFW and closest to central Texas Q.

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    1. re: coppellite

      The original Sonny Bryan's is on Inwood.

    2. I will defer to Scott, our resident bbq expert, and you can decide.

      Sonny's
      http://dallasfood.org/modules.php?nam...

      Al's
      http://dallasfood.org/modules.php?nam...

      1. Thanks for the info. I mentioned Al's because an article I read in Big D magazine called it the best.

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        1. re: swicks

          Al's every day over Sonny's!!!

        2. If you could sub fatty brisket for a sliced brisket sanwich(nothing else) at the original Sonny's on Inwood. A side of Onion Rings are also required. Als's can be dank in inconsistent IMO.