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Sam's BBQ - Perceptor's Photo Report

Perceptor Apr 3, 2008 01:46 PM

another recommendation from Honey Bee.... Sam's BBQ on east 12th.....
i gotta tell ya... as my cab was stopping for Sam's bbq, i was kinda scared to get out... the restaurant looks like a shack.... there were couple dudes that were approaching our taxi but i dont think they even work for Sam's BBQ... but we did get out of the taxi and we had some DAMN GOOD MUTTON BBQ!!!! i have never had mutton bbq before... it was fatty, smokey, and insanely delicious...

Enjoy the photo report: http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=9...

- Perceptor

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  1. tom in austin RE: Perceptor Apr 3, 2008 03:18 PM

    Perceptor, come back to Austin any time; I've really enjoyed your photo reports. And next time when you hit Sam's, do it in true "Austin style" at 3 AM!

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      Perceptor RE: tom in austin Apr 3, 2008 03:37 PM

      sounds good!!

    2. Mersenne twister RE: Perceptor Apr 3, 2008 03:46 PM

      Not quite a husband and wife team. Wanda is the boss and pitmaster and is kin to the namesake Sam -- who is deceased. Aaron is the fellow, but is not related to Wanda or Sam, by marriage or otherwise.

      Nice photos.

      1. Honey Bee RE: Perceptor Apr 4, 2008 07:45 AM

        I agree with Tom--come back to Austin and hit Sam's about 3 am after a night of cocktails. Really hits the spot.
        Pereceptor, since it seems we share similar tastes in food, I am going to hit you up for recommendations in LA. I think work may be sending me out that way in a couple of months. I'll post on the LA board when I know for sure.

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          Perceptor RE: Honey Bee Apr 4, 2008 08:53 AM

          Honey Bee.... will definitely do my best to return the favor...

          for starters... do a search for Perceptor on the LA board... i have been posting my photo reports on there since ~2004

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            Honey Bee RE: Perceptor Apr 4, 2008 11:42 AM

            Excellent, I have really enjoyed your photo essays.

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          nosh RE: Perceptor Apr 4, 2008 12:03 PM

          Nice report, as always, Perceptor. Brings back great memories. As I've posted before, we did a BBQ taste-off around Austin during a family celebration a couple of years ago, and Sam's won hands-down that day. We loved the brisket -- moist, tender, smoky, just excellent. Chicken was good, ribs were about an hour away from being ready so we had to pass on them. Didn't know about the mutton -- next trip.

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            ktwdw129 RE: Perceptor Apr 6, 2008 08:27 AM

            Mmmm..Sams BBQ. There is nothing like it after a long night out. Glad you enjoyed it!

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              mrnyc RE: Perceptor Apr 16, 2008 01:55 PM

              not as good when it's "on" as at MOONLITE in owensboro, ky, aka the mutton bbq capital, but still great stuff.

              i love SAMS, can't wait for next week when i'll be in austin again. nice pics, thx.

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                bishopsbitter RE: Perceptor May 29, 2008 02:07 PM

                Looking at those mutton shots I should report you for hard-core food pornography ! :-) This place I have to get to!! Even the brown vinyl booths and gumball machines are signs of something good afoot here. Hard not to drool over the photos I must say.

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