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Pulled Pork BBQ for party....close to Columbia

stacylyne Jun 25, 2008 01:23 PM

Looking to order some Pulled Pork BBQ for a birthday party at my house. Any suggestions of a good place that does catering orders (for about 35-40 people) close to Columbia, MD?

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    chowsearch Jun 25, 2008 01:35 PM

    I think Kloby's opened a branch near Johns Hopkins Rd, possibly in a former bbq location.

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      Jason1 Jun 25, 2008 01:47 PM

      In the old Smokey Hollow location? Can anyone confirm this? I like Kloby's, and would be happy to hear that they filled that spot.

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        personalchef Jun 25, 2008 01:50 PM

        Yes, it is in the old Smokey Hollow location and is a 2nd location of Kloby's.

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      MrsWheatie Jun 25, 2008 01:39 PM

      Depends how far you want to go...
      In Bowie -KBQ gets postive reviews on this board. I have not gone.

      Little closer and not quite as good Red, Hot and Blue in Laurel.

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        hon Jun 25, 2008 01:50 PM

        Andy Nelson's caters all over!


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          ekillinger Jul 21, 2008 08:28 PM

          Agree - Andy Nelson's is very good. I live in E.C. but work in Timonium and we go there for lunch on a regular basis.

          Next to Crab Shanty on Rt. 40, there is a place called Pig Pickers (I think it is part of the Crab Shanty carry out). Been there a few times and it is decent.

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          Jason1 Jun 25, 2008 01:51 PM

          It depends how picky you are. You can try Smokey and Uncle Grube's in Elkridge, or famous Dave's in Columbia. Neither is what I would consider great for their pulled pork (I prefer a lot of smoke and less cloying sauce).

          1. chaofun Jun 25, 2008 04:08 PM

            Gotta go KBQ like MrsWheatie says. Solid pulled pork... really good sides as well. Best Sweet Tea in this area as well IMHO.

            1. oldbaycupcake Jun 25, 2008 07:03 PM

              I'm a Southern girl & have yet to find really good minced pork BBQ in this area. If you have a favorite, why not get what you really want? You can probably order your favorite on their website. One of my favorites is Dreamland BBQ out of Mississippi. I've ordered pulled pork & sauce from their website when it's been too long since my last visit. Arrived overnite packed in dry ice, which seems like a better idea than when I smuggle it in my checked luggage from ATL to BWI & pray the bottle of sauce doesn't break!

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                RobertM Jun 26, 2008 02:39 AM

                Dreamland started, and hails from Alabama, Tuscaloosa actually. They do have places up in Atlanta as well. Every time I go to Huntsville, or Birmingham that is where I end up sooner or later. To be honest, KBQ in Bowie is better.

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                  oldbaycupcake Jun 26, 2008 12:18 PM

                  RobertM, I stand correct on the origin of Dreamland. I was using Dreamland as an example to demonstrate that if she had a favorite BBQ place outside this area, that it was pretty easy to have it delivered right to her door. BBQ is almost a religion to some people so for a special event (birthday party in this case) it might be really nice to have product from a special place. I will have to give KBQ another try after all of these recommendations.

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                    RobertM Jun 30, 2008 01:34 AM

                    To tell you the truth, when I was in Birmingham I thought Full Moon BBQ ribs were good as well. but as you say, Dreamland was in more places. When I was there I was told the original owner was so big they had to bury him in a piano case. Then his daughter sold the place off to the current owners who franchised like Red Hot & Blue. Still good though.

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                2stepper Jun 26, 2008 10:06 AM

                I'd go with either the Kloby's near JHU/APL; KBQ in Bowie; or the new Urban Barbecue in Silver Spring (go down 29 to New Hampshire Ave, go south and turn at the light just before the beltway).

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