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

pnutbuddah May 27, 2009 12:06 AM

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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    Burger Boy RE: pnutbuddah May 27, 2009 07:19 AM

    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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      maxzook RE: Burger Boy Jun 10, 2009 02:42 PM

      Best BBQ in LA:


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      coco puff RE: pnutbuddah May 27, 2009 02:20 PM

      dr hogly wogly's

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        TravelPath RE: pnutbuddah May 27, 2009 04:06 PM

        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.

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          schrutefarms RE: pnutbuddah May 28, 2009 03:04 AM

          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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            David Kahn RE: schrutefarms Jun 10, 2009 01:02 PM

            For ease of reference: http://www.notleyque.com/ .

          2. David Kahn RE: pnutbuddah May 28, 2009 04:24 PM

            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/ .

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              pnutbuddah RE: pnutbuddah May 28, 2009 11:15 PM

              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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                David Kahn RE: pnutbuddah Jun 1, 2009 01:18 PM

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

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                JeetJet RE: pnutbuddah May 29, 2009 10:07 AM

                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

                Lucille’s Dinner Packages for large groups

                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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                  josephnl RE: JeetJet May 29, 2009 02:20 PM

                  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!

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                    JeetJet RE: josephnl May 29, 2009 04:30 PM

                    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.

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                  hdalsy RE: pnutbuddah May 29, 2009 10:29 AM

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

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

                  1. yummyinmytummy RE: pnutbuddah May 30, 2009 01:11 PM

                    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. Das Ubergeek RE: pnutbuddah Jun 10, 2009 01:23 PM

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

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                        duckburger RE: pnutbuddah Jun 10, 2009 10:57 PM

                        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.

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