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Best bar-b-q brisket and chicken for a party?

Not interested in ribs....just brisket and chicken.....Where's the best? I like the brisket with a bit of a crispy edge to it. Feeding about 50 people, so how it travels for a party vs. a meal at the restaurant is a consideration. Thanks for your thoughts.

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  1. Call up BigMista or go to one of the Farmer's Markets that he sells at, try some of the goods.

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      1. We just did a party for 45...catered (partially) by Dr Hogly Wogly...brisket, chicken, ribs, mac salad and beans...They delivered to Brentwood free of charge (over $300) in hot boxes that we were allowed to return the next day. Perfect...copious food...more than we payed for...and great service. What more can you ask for!!

        FYI...This is the fourth time we have used them for delivered BBQ at home and they have come through every time...The delivered food is as good as that in the restaurant.

        1. Gary Notley, Notley Que BBQ. They have a website. Out of San Diego, will cater, the BEST brisket I have ever had...

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          1. Texas Monthly Magazine just named Snow's as the best BBQ in Texas, and they mail order both brisket and chicken. (Just got some I ordered for a large party this Saturday.) Not local, but I bet it's good: http://www.snowsbbq.com/ .

            1. Good news about Dr. HW. I've found them a bit inconsistent in the last couple of years, so was looking for alternatives, but your experience sounds great. When they are o it's top nptch. Ate at NY BBQ tonight and the brisket was excellent as usual. It's seems like a finer cut than HW. I don't know enough to know if they are different cuts of beef or not. Our party is in Santa Clarita, so being out that way is helpful. Has anyone eaten at Rattler's BBQ in Santa Clarita?

              Interested to hear how the Snow's mail order turns out.

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              1. re: pnutbuddah

                Off topic for this board, but the Snow's brisket was unbelievably good. Some of the best I've had.

              2. You ask for the two items that Lucille’s does very well and offers at reasonable prices. Texas style Beef Brisket / BBQ Tri tip that actually melts in your mouth. No chewing is required and the char is perfect. The BBQ chicken is juicy and you can actually eat the skin. All wood fired true Q! Several sauces but you really do not need them. The bread rolls are excellent also.

                Lucille’s Homepage / locations
                http://www.lucillesbbq.com/index.asp

                Lucille’s Dinner Packages for large groups
                http://www.lucillesbbq.com/party_menu...

                edit, I forget to mention so how it travels. This Brisket / Tri tip and chicken is greart even when cold the next day.

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                1. re: JeetJet

                  I am not a big fan of Lucille's BBQ meats...don't know about the chicken. If you want to go this route, be sure to have a few folks sample it before you buy enough for 50!

                  1. re: josephnl

                    That is a very good idea. Maybe get a few friends together, select several places from the growing list here and head out. At Lucille’s also order the appetizer platter which includes Pork rib tips, onion straws, fried okra, fried green tomatoes, Dixie egg rolls, fried dill pickles, chicken strips and a tri tip quesadilla. Dolar-for-dolar, IMO, the best appetizer buy in LA. Oder Mint Juleps made with your choice from a long list of Kentucky bourbons or Tennessee whiskies I like the peach ice tea myself.

                2. Woodranch is great for catering and the food is pretty damn good too!

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                  Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
                  189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                  1. Call Baby Blues...they have packages that include sides. For Mothers Day we spent $200 and the package fed 10 (3 racks of ribs, 2 chickens, pulled pork and brisket, 4 sides and corrn bread) We are eaters (5 men) and there was still left overs for 4 lunches the next day!

                    1. Haven't had Notley Que, but Blake's Place will do it, pickup, delivery, or full-service.

                      1. Notley Que is by far is the best . I had his brisket at a party. The best ever. Amazing burnt ends as well. Give him a call, you won't regret it.