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Nov 11, 2009 05:43 PM

Mail order bbq?

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. 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

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

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

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        1. re: amykragan

          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.

        2. 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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          1. re: brentwood

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

          2. 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.

   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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            1. re: AAnthony

              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?

              1. re: Oyster Boy

                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.

                1. re: amysuehere

                  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.