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bighound Mar 15, 2011 03:49 PM

NEWS COMES MY WAY OF THE CLOSURE OF TEXAS SMOKEHOUSE BBQ IN WOODINVILLE. THOUGH SOME MAY DISAGREE, I THOUGHT IT WAS ONE OF THE OF ABOVE AVERAGE BBQ PLACES IN THE AREA, OF WHICH THERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL. IT WILL BE MISSED. NOW IF I CAN JUST GET THE POTATO SALAD RECIPE...

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    Leper RE: bighound Mar 16, 2011 07:31 AM

    Bighound, I'm sorry to hear that as that was my "go to" place whenever I was in Woodinville. I think many Puget Sound BBQ places struggle as locals seem to be obsessed with horrible teriyaki joints that infest the area like roaches.

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      equinoise RE: Leper Mar 16, 2011 08:07 AM

      Interesting theory---customers choosing teriyaki over BBQ---but I don't know if that's the reason for BBQ places' struggling. Teriyaki is typically at a lower price point than BBQ combos with sides etc. (BBQ sandwich deals a la Pecos Pit maybe at the same level). Certainly, it's not an either/or choice for me when I am considering one or the other. Teriyaki is a uniquely Seattle phenomenon, while we hear ad infinitum about how much better BBQ is in many other places across the country. Of course there is truth to this observation, and I think it has to do mainly with the knowledge, expertise and cooking time required to make first rate BBQ which may be lacking locally, and again, which is very different from what it takes to turn out palatable teriyaki.

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        pusherman RE: equinoise Mar 19, 2011 07:15 PM

        2nd equinose -- I love BBQ (I'm from Texas) but can't think of any place in Seattle that's worth bothering over.

        BTW, don't be so quick to criticize the teriyaki, for what it's worth, it's a genuine local phenomenon, fairly unique to Seattle -- much more local than BBQ, which is a style imported (badly) from other places. I wouldn't get teriyaki in Austin, won't bother with "Texas style" BBQ here.

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