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Looking for best brisket sandwich off the strip

foodlovinggal Sep 25, 2010 10:55 PM

We just moved to Las Vegas. Anyone know where we can find an amazing brisket sandwich off the strip? Thanks.

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  1. shamu613 RE: foodlovinggal Sep 26, 2010 10:41 AM

    A. What neck of the valley do you live in?

    B. BBQ brisket or Jewish Deli brisket?

    C. Why in the world would you move here?

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      foodlovinggal RE: shamu613 Sep 27, 2010 10:25 PM

      Hi samus613

      A. We live in Spring Valley.
      B. BBQ brisket
      C. Still wondering about it myself....

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        shamu613 RE: foodlovinggal Sep 28, 2010 06:06 AM

        I've tried virtually every BBQ place in Las Vegas in the past five years that I've lived here. I've come to the conclusion that nobody in Las Vegas has ever eaten real BBQ nor even read a book about it before opening a BBQ restaurant. Buzz BBQ at one point may have actually had a recipe for BBQ smoking, but lost it. Unfortunately, they kept on cooking.

        TC's Rib Crib <http://www.ribcribfanclub.com/> in your neck of the woods gets raves for their pulled pork sandwiches, but I found their brisket to be dry and tasteless.

        C J's Texas Barbeque tries to pretend they are Kruez Market from Texas, but I got offended that a 2 ounce sliver of dry brisket is a portion.

        My favorite place is Famous Dave's BBQ. It's a chain, but considering the BBQ wasteland that is Las Vegas, it won't kill you.

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        Buzz BBQ
        7121 W Craig Rd Ste 101, Las Vegas, NV 89129

        Famous Dave's
        1443 US Highway 22, Mountainside, NJ 07092

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          Sal Sagev26 RE: shamu613 Oct 26, 2010 03:34 PM

          Perhaps you should acquaint yourself with Memphis BBQ and Mike Mills' bbq pedigree. Not only has he read books, I presume; he's written one. Oh, and that little ol' trophy as MIM Grand Champion translates into the best 'q in town. Easily.

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            shamu613 RE: Sal Sagev26 Oct 27, 2010 12:55 AM

            I'm well aware that his tiny little restaurant was once named by Gourmet Magazine as the BEST BBQ restaurant in America. But the BBQ at the chain of restaurants he established, Memphis Championship Barbecue, is... feh.

            To me! YMMV.

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      girlawesome RE: foodlovinggal Sep 28, 2010 11:11 AM

      I'm with samus in regards to Famous Dave's. It's my favorite bbq place here (out of all the crappy bbq places). Their ribs are wonderful and brisket is very good.
      Also, not sure if they even have a brisket sandwich, but if you ever have the chance to go to Sammy's, please do!!! Their pastrami (not brisket, I know) is wonderful I hear, and their portions are INSANE. I suggest trying the 502 fries as well.

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      Famous Dave's
      1951 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108

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        VegasEl RE: girlawesome Nov 30, 2010 09:52 AM

        I've heard the same thing about Sammy's pastrami but I finally went the other day and threw away my sandwich after 3 bites! The fat ratio was entirely too great.

        I'm usually not a fan of brisket but I have to agree....Famous Dave's is the only brisket I've tried in town that I actually like.

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          shamu613 RE: VegasEl Dec 1, 2010 02:27 AM

          Maybe others will start to believe me now...

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        tnsquire RE: foodlovinggal Sep 28, 2010 11:17 PM

        what about lucilles in the district in henderson.I have not been there yet but i heard good things about it.

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          Eric RE: tnsquire Sep 29, 2010 07:13 AM

          A friend and I tried Lucille's and, at best, were underwhelmed. The brisket was dry and tasteless.

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            shamu613 RE: Eric Sep 29, 2010 07:31 AM

            And over priced. Lucille's is the most expensive BBQ joint in the Valley.

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          AdamRichmanJr RE: foodlovinggal Dec 10, 2010 02:04 PM

          I've gone to Famous Dave's and I've always ended up fat and happy. The food is hearty and the brisket will melt in your mouth. The sauces make the sandwich. each bite can be different. their hot links are awesome too.

          my second favorite is buzz bbq. the have a sandwich called the "texas tornado" and it consists of a hot link, brisket and pulled pork. It was sooooooooo gooddddd. it was a little pricey for a sandwich ( i think its $11 or so ) but enough meat fell out of the sandwich to make a second one ( thats a great thing in my book ) i was in meat heaven after that meal.

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          Famous Dave's
          1951 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108

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