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Smoke Daddy's Barbecue fridays and saturdays at the Lansdale Eagles Club

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Got a menu in the mail today. They are operating five to eight pm on fridays and saturdays and no membership is required for take out. Apparently they have won several awards. I'm so there!

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  1. Do you have an address for the LEC?

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    1. re: Den

      Sure thing. 800 West Fifth Street Lansdale at the corner of W Fifth and North Mitchell. The menu also has the names Michael and Diana Wister with this phone number: 267 625 3190

      1. re: givemecarbs

        any web link?

        1. re: PattiCakes

          I couldn't find one. I'll ask in person when I go.

          1. re: PattiCakes

            http://www.smokedaddysbbq.com/

      2. OK, drove the 25 minutes off the beaten path to find this place. It was worth the drive. We ordered a sampler with pulled pork, baby back ribs and burnt ends (Hard to find burnt ends). We also ordered some smoked sausage to try. They came with 2 sides of Beans and Mac and cheese. They also packed some Carolina BBQ sauce, not my favorite, but it was very good with a small afterburner. The pulled pork was very moist and juicy, the Ribs were among the best we have had. The burnt ends were burnt on the outside, and moist on the inside, really a great treat. The sausage was just OK, not my favorite. The beans were killer and seasoned well, the Mac and Cheese was "Just OK". They were out of Brisket when we got there so that just means we will have to make another trip on a Friday night! You can call ahead, and they will have your order ready.

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        1. re: teddybare

          We tried Smoke Daddy's burnt endz, pulled pork and pulled chicken, got all the sides and some rolls. The burnt endz are really good. The pulled chicken is moist and tender. The pulled pork is juicy. Liked the Carolina sauce with a nice bite to it. The sides were not as good. The mac & cheese is poor. The beans are pretty decent. No one like the potato salad, didn't have much flavor to it and was too moist. The cole slaw was ordinary. The rolls were nice and very fresh. There will be more take-out orders for Smoke Daddy's!!

          I tried the pulled pork at Uncle Gregg's. It's no where near as good as Smoke Daddy's. It was dried out and the sauce had to be from a bottle. Haven't decided whether to go back and try something else.

          1. re: bucksguy14

            Try their smoked turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce bucksguy! Yum yum, getting hungry just thinking about it. It is kind of fun to compare the two places since they are so close to each other. My friend is a ribs fan and prefers Uncle Greg's to Smoke Daddy's. I have also had the pulled pork at both places and I was dismayed at the amount of fat in Smoke Daddy's pork so I prefer Greg's, but I feel lucky to live nearby so I can do more research on these matters. Maybe I just hit Daddy's on an off day. The beans with bits of smoked pork in them at Daddy's were kick ass. I also liked their smoked chicken. I got a whole one just so I could make cold sandwiches and there was even enough left over to mix with their sauce for a hot barbecue chicken sandwich. I concede that Daddy's sauce is superior. Now I really want to try those burnt endz and I have to wait til friday! Thank goodness Gregg's is open on thursday, with the hot weather I don't feel like cooking much and these places feel like a small miracle to me.

            1. re: givemecarbs

              OK carbs, since I like smoked turkey I'll give Gregg's another shot. Didn't find any fat to speak of in Smoke Daddy's pork, or in Uncle Gregg's. Maybe I got some leftovers at Gregg's? How big was that smoked chicken from Smoke Daddy's?

              1. re: bucksguy14

                It was two half chickens. I think three and a half pounds total probably. I will have to refresh my memory by ordering another. I was impressed by how moist that turkey was.

        2. I found a link.

          http://www.smokedaddysbbq.com/

          1. Thanks for the info on this, I just pulled up the memu and it looks great! Can't wait to try it, maybe I'll try to convince the husband to pick up some bbq this friday! Speaking of take out barbeque, does anyone know if Whooleys (not sure of the spelling) in Ambler is still operating? That place has been on my must-try list for years and i have yet to make the trip over.

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            1. re: AmblerGirl

              I've heard of the one in Ambler. Where was it located?

              1. re: PattiCakes

                I found Whooley's on Yelp. There ia a review that was just posted a week ago, so I wrote to the reviewer for some details. I'll post when I get them. And yeah, she pretty much said it was over the top.

                1. re: PattiCakes

                  Is this Smoke Daddy's BBQ place "ghetto"? I know Fifth Street in Lansdale can be a little shady. Just not sure what to expect at this Eagles Club!

                  1. re: KittCat84

                    yes, poor neighborhood. but it is safe where they are.

                    1. re: teddybare

                      OK, took another ride. Wanted to try the BBQ Brisket. It was just OK, the meet had very good taste, but was dry. The burnt ends are to die for, and the Carlina BBQ sauce is very good. IMO the BBQ Brisket at Big Bobs BBQ in Blooming Glen on Saturdays has got Big Daddy's beat by a mile.

            2. Finally made it over there. The place was hopping. It can be a little hard to find even though I live in the area. So I took a practice run on thursday and they had the smoker going already and boy did it smell good. Could not have been a more mellow experience. Everyone was nice and patient and happy. The phone in orders were flowing. I got pulled pork and my friend got ribs. Both were very very good and I loved my side of barbecue beans with bits of pork in it. I could not bear to drive home, I couldn't wait, so since napkins, plastic utensils and wet towelettes were thoughtfully provided we headed over to White's Road Park. When our picnic was done I had to force myself to move onto the next thing on my to do list. I just wanted to sit there forever and enjoy the moment. Happy sigh.

              1. My wife and I have had Smoke Daddy's BBQ several times, and it was very tasty. Just thought I would let chowhounders know that there is yet ANOTHER BBQ truck in Lansdale, in the parking lot of the Lansdale Business Center at the intersection of North Cannon Ave and 7th Ave (coincidentally, only about 1 block from Smoke Daddy's). The truck is parked in the back of the lot, and the name is "Uncle Greg's Smokin BBQ". We had some brisket tonight, and it was very tender, flavorful, and moist. We grabbed a menu to compare with Smoke Daddy's, and it appears they offer a lot of the same items, with prices very comparable (one place might have cheaper brisket but more expensive ribs, etc). I was chatting with the owner, who said he just started up about 6 weeks ago. I asked him how business was going, and he said it's been slow, but things have been slowly picking up. He hasn't done a lot of advertising yet, although he was thinking of going with a local mailer. His truck is open on Thurs-Sat from 11:30am-7pm and Sun 11:30am-5pm. So if you're in the area and want to try out some BBQ, give Uncle Greg's a shot! We'll definitely be back, and are quite pleased to live right around the corner from not only one, but two tasty BBQ places!

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                1. re: wubar

                  Forgot to add Uncle Greg's phone number, in case people needed more information or directions (267-718-8247). No website listed on the business card.

                  1. re: wubar

                    I saw Uncle Greg's on my last trip to Smoke Daddy's. I will have to give it a try.

                    1. re: wubar

                      Thanks so much for posting this wubar! Headed right over there for mo' bbq, ,mo' bbq! I was offered a sample of the pulled pork, and the smoked turkey, and I couldn't decide which to get, so I got a sandwich of each. My friend got the ribs, and he really liked them. The smoked turkey was moist and tasty and came on a kaiser roll with cranberry sauce. Very very good and will make a nice cold lunch if it lasts that long. Both sandwiches were loaded with meat and I couldn't finish them. I got some sauce on the side to experiment with. I was very pleased with the pulled pork and can't wait to try the brisket on my next visit. Since they are open on sundays, I'm considering getting a full rack of ribs for a father's day present I won't have to wrap. Beats another necktie. They don't have a website yet. Thanks again for making my late spring evening delicious!

                      1. re: givemecarbs

                        Glad you enjoyed their food, givemecarbs! Definitely spread the word, I hope business picks up for him so his truck will stick around for a long long time. Coincidentally, we stopped back this afternoon for some more BBQ, and were once again pleased with the results. I forgot to ask Greg if he makes his own sauce or not, it tastes suspiciously like KC Masterpiece, but I could be wrong. Anyway, I'll have to try the turkey the next time based on your excellent review!

                        1. re: wubar

                          Smoke daddy's is the best barbeque around!!! The ribs are tender and juicy. I've alos tried the pulled pork and chicken which are also awesome! My husband loves smoke daddy's so much he became a member so he can get it year round!

                          1. re: 4katiedid

                            I was thinking about that myself 4katiedid. Just so I could place my order and have it delivered to me inside. I wasn't even thinking long term. How much to join?

                    2. This place is awesome! After I had it the first time I wanted to give the owners a hug. I guess I have to try the other place "uncle greg's" around the corner too.

                      1. Tried the ribs, brisket, sausage, pulled pork, mac & cheese, and beans at Smoke Daddy's. I agree that the mac & cheese was forgetable. The pulled pork is fabulous though! I've had bbq from KS, TX, and TN and this was comparable to some of the best I've had.

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                        1. re: SnowCat

                          Stopped by Smoke Daddy's again tonight around sixish. Didn't even call ahead and in less than five minutes I was driving away with a pound of brisket and a full rack of ribs. I've waited longer at Wendy's. When my friend and I got back to my house it was still piping hot. We usually converse when we share a meal but found that it was not possible. I usually don't indulge in ribs as I think the pulled pork or brisket is a better value but I felt like treating myself just this once. An hour later I was still walking on air and reliving the experience. We might have come during a lull but the scary thing was that there was only one other group getting their bbq. More for me I guess. :) Getting ready to nuke up some of that leftover brisket.

                          1. re: givemecarbs

                            Stopped by about sevenish tonight and the joint was jumping. This time I was lazy and sat in the car while my friend secured the grub. I may be a bit slow on the uptake but sitting there inhaling that heavenly aroma of hickory wood it dawned on my why they get so much walk up business. If I lived nearby the smell would pull me to them like a cartoon character. If this place (or Uncle Greg's) was on main or broad near downtown Lansdale they would be overrun.

                            1. re: givemecarbs

                              I was the one jumping! I got the last two racks of ribs.

                              SD also explained something about his secret sauce recipe, which he declares is "NOT CAROLINA SAUCE!" (although one of his colleagues disagreed), since it includes honey, brown sugar...

                              1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                He he Tir! If it's I scream for ice cream then it should be I Bellow for BBQ! I can't believe how lucky I feel to live near Barbecue Central. If it's a dream, nobody wake me!

                        2. Stopped by Friday for the first time and, overall, I thought Smoke Daddy's was excellent. They are located under a tent in the Eagles Club parking lot (there is also easy parking on the street), next to their huge mobile smoker (apparently they compete in BBQ competitions).

                          Had a ribs and 2 meat combo platter ($20, with enough meat for 2 people if you bought more sides):

                          1) Sliced brisket: Good, although maybe slightly overcooked, but had a nice bit of crunchy char on the outside. Needed a bit more trimming, since there was a strip of fat on it.

                          2) Pulled pork: Very good. Nice and chunky with a pronounced smokey flavor. Would make a great sandwich, which they also offer.

                          3) Ribs (St. Louis cut): My favorite. Wet (although cooked until sticky) with a pronounced sweet flavor. Falling off the bones, which I know some people don't like, but I do. Obviously, by its very nature, BBQ is variable, so my above comments are based on one visit. Next time, who knows?

                          They also offer baby backs, Carolina cut and rib tips (what's left over when you cut the Carolina down to St. Louis).

                          4) Beans: Excellent, with chunks of pork butt. Can't imagine why some of you don't like them. The serving is a bit small.

                          5) Potato salad: Excellent. Maybe it could use a bit more punch, but I'd have no problem bringing this to a family picnic and claiming that I had made it!

                          6) House sauce. Nice, Carolina-style with vinegar and mustard. Need to request extra, since you only get a tiny little cup.

                          The owner Michael is very friendly (had an amusing chat about their competition down the street!), and the service is lightening fast. Several people came and went while I was there, so it seems like they are doing a reasonable business.

                          Also got a free taste of the mac & cheese, when I mentioned that I had read about him on Chowhound, because of the one or two people who had posted that they didn't like it. Seemed fine to me, but I'm not a big mac & cheese fan, so give me the beans & potato salad.

                          Conclusion: Worth driving out of your way for. Fortunately, I live nearby... This is better than most bricks & mortar BBQ joints. So let's get the word out so they stay in town...

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                          1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                            Seriously. I've lived in Gainesville Fla and Raleigh NC and also Miami Fla. Got spoiled rotten by the bbq, it seemed like there was bbq to be had every other block. Even chains. I still have a Fat Boy's BBQ ashray that I treasure. It was quite an education to this Yank who thought bbq was a sloppy joe sandwich. A trip to Smoke Daddy's or Uncle Greg's feels like Christmas morning to me, but I keep looking over my shoulder nervously for the Grinch.

                            1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                              The amusing conversation better have been friendly being that the "competition" down the street has never said a bad thing about them!

                              1. re: tootsie7

                                Some feel the need to compare the two places, but I for one am delighted to have both. Mo' bbq mo' bbq!!! Come on thursday and friday! Almost makes me want to head south where I can have excellent bbq on every corner seven days a week.

                                1. re: tootsie7

                                  If you can't rag on the pit boss next door, what's the world coming too? This ***is*** BBQ we are talking about (try going to a KCBS contest sometime).

                                  Also had a long chat with Uncle Greg a couple of days later. I'll post my impressions in the other thread when I get a chance...

                                  1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                    Tir how could you even hear him with that car alarm going? :)

                                    1. re: givemecarbs

                                      Area seems fine to me. Why no love for Lansdale on this board? Just because the housing prices are lower than Blue Bell is no reason for people to drop comments (I've seen several on Chow and Yelp).

                                      1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                        Tir, I love me some Lansdale. Last time I was at Uncle Greg's there was a well-dressed good looking couple ahead of me in line chatting with Uncle Greg. The lovely lady mentioned chowhound and I made some lame joke about nobody ever reading chowhound. But all of us were having trouble being heard because some guy had pulled into the parking lot and was trying to fix his blaring car alarm. The handsome gentleman muttered something about the dumb guy learning next how to operate his windshield wipers, he he. Just thought the witty gent might have been you. Was trying to give you a chowhound shout out! :)
                                        Drat! Your other post just made me really hungry and now I have to wait til next friday for Smoke Daddy's. Good thing Greg's is open on sunday.
                                        Sign me up for that petition on the potato salad! I kept trying to stick up for Lansdale on the Molly's thread, and I finally took my frustrations to Site Talk: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/720068

                                        1. re: givemecarbs

                                          Oh, I get it. No, that wasn't me!

                                          Yes, good thing Uncle Greg's is open on Sunday. I'm just about out of SD's BBQ leftovers (except potato salad).

                                2. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                  2nd visit, ***almost*** as good as the first.

                                  I'm very sorry to report that he's ruined his excellent potato salad by changing the recipe to included chopped pickles. They weren't even good pickles (limp pseudo-crunch). What's up with that? Some sort of left-over from bad 1970's-era American cooking? I hate it when people add pickles to an otherwise perfectly good dish (Don't get me started about the ghastly Beef Stroganoff+pickles I had 20 years ago in Ireland before they learned how to cook over there. It still gives me shivers!). And I love a good dill pickle.

                                  I hope it wasn't because of the comments on this board, including my "lacks punch" above. I meant it could use a bit more mustard. Now I'm stuck with 2 containers of the stuff.

                                  Had the baby backs this time, and not surprisingly they are as good as the St. Louis. Once again, they are more towards the "falling off the bone" end of the spectrum (Uncle Greg's are more toothsome). I like that their ribs are also towards the lean side. You can really chow down on them without ODing on fat, which is a problem with a lot of rib joints.

                                  Cole slaw is excellent (with a mild buttermilk flavor?). BTW, last week I also had a few free bites of Uncle Greg's coleslaw, and it might be even better that SD's, but hard to tell without tasting side-by-side. Both are definitely excellent, without the pronounced celery-powder thing that ruins so many coleslaws for me.

                                  Burnt ends, as other have reported, are very good, although my batch may have been a bit dry inside. They might actually be "real" burnt ends, not faked ones, but I'd have to ask to be sure. Covered in the same wet sauce used for the ribs, but seemed much spicier with a moderate (mild for me, but probably moderate for most) backend kick.

                                  Beans still good, although I'd like a bit more pork in them. Another toss-up between SD and UG.

                                  I'm starting a petition to go back to the old potato salad recipe. That was some mighty fine potato salad...

                                  1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                    My family and I say that Uncle Greg has the best tater salad of the two - hands down - no contest! We can quibble on the other stuff, but not the potato salad.

                                    1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                      We tried SD for the first time Friday nite - we h d the ST. Louis ribs, which I though were fabulous.

                                      We got the cole slaw as a side and, ugh, so dry. Maybe I got a bad batch with zero dressing?

                                      Anyway, I'd love to try Uncle Gregs - does he have an online menu?

                                      Thanks.

                                      1. re: Imalaffer

                                        UG's doesn't have a website. But almost identical offerings to SD's, except he also has pulled turkey and is also open Sundays. Phone: 267-718-8247

                                        1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                          If you're at Uncle Greg's, be sure to ask him if he's got anything new behind the counter that might not be up on the menu yet. He's been experimenting with different things - he's had mac and cheese and macaroni salad some weekends even though they aren't on the posted menu. This past weekend, he had some marinated pork belly, which was DELICIOUS. He was experimenting a few weeks ago with a vinegar-based BBQ sauce as well, not sure if he's still working on it.

                                          P.S. = Givemecarbs, that was my wife and I that were in front of you in the line at Uncle Greg's! I distinctly remember the car alarm blaring for a good 5 minutes straight until the owner figured out how to turn it off. I'll keep an eye out for you the next time I'm over there!

                                          1. re: wubar

                                            Awesome wubar! :)

                                    2. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                      Stop by Daddy's for some more barbecue ownage tonite around seven fifteen. As in who's yer daddy? Why you are Smoke Daddy, you are!, kind of bbq. All I can say to my fellow hounds is your loss is my gain. I got a pound of brisket, a whole chicken and half a rack of St. Louis ribs. Everything was Even Better than usual because we were the only customers so the meat was extra lean and smoky, yet still moist. My guess is that it stayed on the bbq longer. Mmmm mmmm. Can't wait til I get hungry again so I can dive into the leftovers.

                                    3. From an e-mail from Smoke Daddy (last weekend of the season will probably be Halloween):

                                      "This week I ordered a bunch of raw pork bellies from Leidy's. Pork bellies are used to make bacon, pancetta, salt pork and so on. But what if we just rubbed them down and cooked the heck out of them in the old bbq pit? I'm thinking that might be pretty darn good.

                                      It won't be the same as bacon. It won't be cured and we'll use a modified barbecue rub and long, slow cooking to render a fair amount, if not most, of the fat. I'm guessing the final fat content might be somewhere between a hot dog and a good sausage, more than our pulled pork.

                                      We'll be giving away samples this weekend so come down and try our smoked pork belly. If you like it, you can buy it in a sammich, meat platter or by the pound. I'm thinking a brisket and belly two meat sammich would be incredible. Or get a pound for the next morning - a quick pan fry and some eggs and you have a rockin' twist on breakfast."

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                                      1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                        Thanks for the info Tir! I went to Uncle Greg's last night (friday) and my tummy was happy! They were tying scarecrows to lamp posts in Lansdale in preparation for another rockin' first friday. I could hear a band playing on my way to the park. So glad things dried out for the festivities! But today is another day and I'm gonna hafta try me some pork bellies. Gotta love autumn in our area. I was lucky to get to Bluebell for my tournament on time as Merrymead was packing them in for their giant corn mazes.

                                        1. re: givemecarbs

                                          Hi. I've been studying all of the entries about Lansdale BBQ. My husband is on his way right now to Uncle Greg's to try it for our first time, which is also our 6th wedding anniversary. Will post our opinions, but we won't be able to compare to Smoke Daddy's until we can get there on a Friday or Saturday before Halloween.

                                          1. re: foodie527

                                            Happy Anniversary foodie! Hope you enjoyed!

                                      2. In case people don't realize it, Smoke Daddy's is staying open all winter. Although they've moved inside the Lansdale Eagles Club (membership only, although Mike will sponsor you if you like and then you can have a beer with your BBQ), you can still order outside or call ahead to pick up in the parking lot next to the smoker.

                                        Just had his great burnt end sandwich this evening (picture). I love his sauce straight, but it's much better when it's caramelized on the meat (actually seems like a different sauce then)!

                                         
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                                        1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                          Did anyone try his smoked whole turkey with sausage stuffing for Thanksgiving? How much is it for an Eagles membership? Been loving his cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches with provolone and rabe.

                                          1. re: givemecarbs

                                            Hey Carbs,

                                            their website says you have to be sponsored by TWO members
                                            http://www.foe.com/become-a-member/st...

                                            I know some people who are members, one of them makes it clear that they don't just take "anybody"
                                            (which cracks me up beyond belief

                                            )

                                            I know, I'll get membership for the Mister and I and then we can sponsor you!

                                            1. re: cgarner

                                              Wow I took a look and it does seem like they mean business.

                                              1. re: givemecarbs

                                                Two of the Smoke Daddy's team will sponsor you, I think.

                                                1. re: givemecarbs

                                                  Since one of the characteristics the Eagles value is honesty: I wonder if they were told the reason for joining was to get BBQ that they would consider that a good thing?

                                                  1. re: Bacchus101

                                                    Yes, Miz Garner, may I as what are your intentions for joining the Eagles club?
                                                    "BBQ and cheap booze."

                                                    1. re: cgarner

                                                      Yes indeed, cheap booze and BBQ are a good thing! Not even a Lansdale Eagle can argue with that!

                                          2. Michael continues to explore the deep end of the BBQ pool. I had to post this bizarre creation he was serving free samples of last weekend:

                                            Spam, spice rubbed & smoked, then dunked in his BBQ sauce and served on a saltine. Actually, not bad (but only if you are from Hawaii)!

                                            No issues with his burnt ends (or ribs). His sauce is pretty good by itself, but once it caramelizes on the meat, it turns into something truly remarkable (I wouldn't even recognize it as the same sauce if I didn't know it was).

                                             
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                                            1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                              I loved that spam! Can't wait to see if he does something on Super Bowl sunday. Probably more likely now that....let's not talk about it. Thanks for posting about his newsletters Tir. I always check my email for them late nite on thursdays. Or if you really want the info on specials even earlier, just shop at Costco around seven pm on thursdays to be the first to know! Ran into him twice so far at that time.

                                              1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                                Daddy was giving out free samples of apple crisp made from the leftover apples from the New Year's Day feast but I got there too late and he ran out!!! Somehow the smoked St. Louis cut ribs consoled me. :)

                                                1. re: Tir_na_nOg

                                                  We lived in Oklahoma for a few years and never could figure out what they were thinking when they put BOLOGNA on the barbecue menus! Any place you go for barbecue, it's there. Weird.

                                                  1. re: princessS

                                                    All the while I was growing up I thought bbq beef was the sloppy joe I had for the very first time at the Firehouse in Lansdale when they serve their light lunch for Lansdale Day. How the scales have fallen from my eyes! Out of pure greed I got a Daddy's Dog to eat as a midnight snack. If I can wait that long.

                                                2. Meatloaf special with smashed potatoes this weekend. Drool.

                                                  1. OMG the fried Mac and Cheese. It did not even make it home

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                                                    1. re: teddybare

                                                      He he he! Gonna try to score some tonight since it is available for sale this weekend as well as sampling. Missed last night, don't tell Daddy but I cheated on him with Uncle. Needed an early dinner so I hit Uncle Greg's for a brisket sandwich and some chili. Very tasty. But who knows when the fried mac and cheese balls will be available again so I got to get me some tonight.

                                                      1. re: givemecarbs

                                                        I enjoyed them so much, my wife and I just made a vat ( 2lbs) of elbows adult style cheese sauce, and we will fry some up ourselves to have with our left over burnt ends tomorrow. I may even go up to the pickle guy at the Q Mart and make some fried pickles!

                                                        1. re: teddybare

                                                          I'm blissed out right now. I made it to Daddy's before he ran out. Very very good. Was feeling a bit down due to the weather change from yesterday but Daddy chased my winter blues away. Got a bacon cheese chili dog to go with.

                                                          1. re: teddybare

                                                            Still thinking about Daddy's balls and now his group email informs me that this weekend's special offering will be Fried Shrimp Po' Boys. Gonna try to head there on friday in case I want an encore on saturday.

                                                      2. Doesn't get any better than Daddy's ribs, brisket, burnt ends, and of course fried mac and cheese.

                                                        Unless of course one of these days he just happens to have fried mac and cheese AND his special Magic Brisket on the same day... and then I will think I have died and gone to heaven.

                                                        Anyone know where he gets his supposed "Magic" brisket from vs. his regular brisket?

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                                                        1. re: sandlansd

                                                          Dunno. I have run into him at Costco on thursdays around sevenish twice now. Seemed like he was waiting around for a special order. Was fun because I got to hear about the special of the week first hand instead of having to wait for the group email.

                                                          1. re: givemecarbs

                                                            Hmmm... I wonder what he gets from Costco? I mean don't get me wrong, their stuff is good, but his barbecue is just so delicious I find it hard to imagine he gets any of his meats from Costco. Maybe that's where he gets the Ribeye for his Cheesesteaks? I remember him saying his cheesesteaks are made w/ prime beef (or at least were one weekend) and I know Costco sells Prime Ribeye cheaper than anywhere else I've seen (and they might even discount it more for a large size special order).

                                                            I know that's not the source of his "Magic Brisket" though. I was talking to him once and he said he had to go into Philly to get some brisket points (the stuff he makes the Burnt Ends out of) and he said while he was there he stopped @ a butcher shop to get the magic brisket.

                                                            So I'm assuming it's a good high-end Philly butcher... the question is which one.

                                                        2. I sure did like my shrimp po' boy. Continuing the Mardi Gras theme I just got the news that this week's special will be: A fat plate of jambalaya, a slice of crusty baguette and Daddy's modified Court
                                                          of Two Sisters salad. Or you can just get a pint of jambalaya Plus all the usual ribs, brisket, smoked chicken etc. Can't wait.

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                                                          1. re: givemecarbs

                                                            Thank you, folks. We can't wait to try the place. But I can't quite tell - is it eat-in or only carryout? Thank you.
                                                            Btw, there is a guy who cooks ribs on Fridays only- in downtown Trenton - he's a cart guy. I realize this is a different board but maybe somebody works across the river and would want to know. At lunch, fresh, they are said to be superb, but brought home and reheated I was completely unimpressed. No smoke, the problem.

                                                            1. re: elf.elf.baby

                                                              Elf it is take out only unless you are a member of the Eagles Club. That is why you have to call first this time of year unless you are a member. In warmer weather someone is always outside during his hours.