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Attention Phoenix BBQ hounds-- is Fritzi's Heart and Soul BBQ in Avondale any good?

Mr Taster Dec 24, 2009 08:23 AM

Does anyone have any information about this place? Are we talking real slow smoked, smoke ring BBQ, or is this parboiled and covered with sauce?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/fritzis-heart...

Mr Taster

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  1. JerryMe RE: Mr Taster Dec 29, 2009 03:28 AM

    I ordered from Fritzi's to cater lunch when I was doing work out that way, last February. Very, very good. I can't tell you if it was slow smoked or parboiled. Taste buds don't have that memory.

    I CAN tell you that every thing was delish, even the sides. They were most efficient getting my order ready (called in) and everyone I served went back for seconds.

    Would I go again? You bet, in a heart beat and I would recommend them. Would I drive from Central Phx to Avondale, just for that meal? Probably not, but I truly hate traffic.

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      PitLab RE: Mr Taster Dec 29, 2009 04:06 AM

      If it is slow cooked, they would have smoker either on-premise or at the very least, a remote location from which to constantly bring in food. If the meat is boiled then it should tend to be sticking to rather than falling off the bones!

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        Susieb RE: Mr Taster Dec 31, 2009 03:36 PM

        Fritzi's is very good and they have a smoker outside and inside. Love the sides they are always mixing and making! Recommend you give it a try. We can't go as often as we would like but we go as much as we can

        1. ipsedixit RE: Mr Taster Dec 31, 2009 08:51 PM

          It's definitely covered with sauce (true Missouri style).

          In that area, I think I prefer Walt's up the street on Dysart.

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            Mr Taster RE: ipsedixit Jan 1, 2010 09:45 AM

            Hi ipse, What type of BBQ is Walt's?

            Mr Taster

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              ipsedixit RE: Mr Taster Jan 1, 2010 10:06 AM

              I'm no 'que expert, but from what I'm told Walt's does a Texas style barbecue. Supposedly the place smokes their meats for something like 15-20 hours using pecan wood chips.

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