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Mail order bbq?

NirvRush Nov 11, 2009 05:43 PM

Any one know who to get the most cost effective mail order bbq from? i came home to a 10-lb box of cheeses from a Wisconsin relative, i'd like to reciprocate. or else any ideas for a good mail-able gift that is representative of TX. TIA!

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  1. Homero RE: NirvRush Nov 12, 2009 06:55 AM

    I don't know about cost effective, however, I do know that The County Line, The Salt Lick, and Cooper's BBQ in Llano have mail order BBQ. I would recommend Cooper's as they are my favorite BBQ of the three followed by The Salt Lick. I am not sure if Snows, Smitty's or Kreutz's does Mail order, but it might be worth calling/doing a google search.

    Salt Lick Restaurant
    18300 Fm 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619

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      wwiggins RE: NirvRush Nov 12, 2009 07:05 AM

      Kreutz's does mail order on their website. I've heard good things about their delivery but haven't made an order myself.

      1. amykragan RE: NirvRush Nov 12, 2009 09:11 AM

        Cooper's always get me good results when I send it to out of state friends!

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          amysuehere RE: amykragan Nov 12, 2009 10:14 AM

          Agreed. Coopers is my go-to when it comes to my relatives in California, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Granted, shipping is about $50 as I recall, but it's two-day delivery and it's always much loved.

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          brentwood RE: NirvRush Nov 12, 2009 12:21 PM

          Kreuz, Black's, and Snow's all ship BBQ. Their prices are all around $10/lb for brisket, plus shipping. All 3 have info on their websites. You might also consider a Greenberg smoked turkey.

          We've had success raiding Fiesta or other Mexican groceries for care packages (say some Abuelita hot chocolate discs and a molinillo, or some dried spices and a cookbook, etc.) or CM or the like for things like Fischer & Wieser sauces, good local salsa, etc. The downtown Whole Foods used to have a large Texas aisle, I assume it's still there.

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            TroyTempest RE: brentwood Nov 16, 2009 08:28 AM

            I like the idea of a local care package. Throw in some Mary Louise Butters Chipotle brownies, maybe local BBQ sauce, etc.

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            AAnthony RE: NirvRush Nov 16, 2009 06:51 AM

            I have shipped Blacks BBQ to Pittsburg, Pensacola FL, and NYC. Every time I have done so, I have received rave reviews and great pictures of smiling faces smeared with BBQ sauce.

            http://www.blacksbbq.com/default.aspx The 1800 # goes straight to Kent Black, the manager and 3rd generation Black, so you know you are in good hands.

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              Oyster Boy RE: AAnthony Jan 7, 2010 04:48 PM

              Just curious- has anyone eaten shipped BBQ from any of these shrines? How is the flavor and consistency? Does it hold up? How much is lost?

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                amysuehere RE: Oyster Boy Jan 8, 2010 05:58 AM

                I've had Coopers. It holds up quite nicely. I shipped it all the way to Swan Valley, ID and shipped enough for a rather large party (40 pounds of bbq). The chicken was my least favorite, but was still very good. Pork chops were super-moist, as was the brisket. Wish I could have gotten the sides, but alas, they don't ship them.

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                  NirvRush RE: amysuehere Jan 8, 2010 06:47 AM

                  i shipped Black's to Wisconsin, and it was very well received. Unfortunately i did not get to try it out, so i don't personally know the quality post-shipment.

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              missmitzi RE: NirvRush Dec 16, 2011 09:51 AM

              Thought I'd bump this post to see if anyone has anything new to add. We're looking to share the Texas BBQ love to our non-Texan relatives. Any thoughts on who ships the best would be much appreciated.

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                singlemalt RE: missmitzi Dec 16, 2011 09:56 AM

                i realize that what I am saying is blasphemous re;bbq being shipped, but The Iron Works also will ship. Can't, however, attest to the quality of product.

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                  mkfoodie RE: missmitzi Dec 16, 2011 10:51 AM

                  i just had Snow's ship some BBQ for Thanksgiving. The came frozen with instructions how to thaw. Turned our very well (for shipped BBQ).

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                  Rptrane RE: NirvRush Dec 18, 2011 07:28 AM

                  For what it's worth Mueller's in Taylor does mail order, I've seen people in the place having stuff shipped, but I don't know if their site has that capacity or if you have to call it in or make special arrangements.

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