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Beef brisket in Baltimore

tartuffe Jun 21, 2012 01:07 PM

I'm looking for Texas or KC-style beef brisket, esp burnt ends. pit beef, otherwise delectable, does not do it. Any suggestions?

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    laststandchili RE: tartuffe Jun 21, 2012 01:29 PM


    I know it's not Baltimore, but it's a nice ride and Chubby's does offer the best brisket I've ever had, including in Texas.

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      tartuffe RE: laststandchili Jun 21, 2012 01:39 PM

      Thanks--I have heard good things bout Chubby's; I just never get out there

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        kukubura RE: tartuffe Jun 21, 2012 02:48 PM

        omg their beef brisket is unreal. I don't know it's it's Texas or KC style but it's incredible.

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          Bob W RE: tartuffe Jun 22, 2012 11:56 AM

          Chubby's gets a lot of love, but put me in the "meh" category. OK for a drive-by, but I would not make the drive from Baltimore specifically for Chubby's. That is, it most certainly is not 50-mile barbecue. Maybe it's 5-mile barbecue; if you're in the area visiting a park, Mount St. Mary's, etc, give it a try.

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        edresner RE: tartuffe Jun 21, 2012 01:43 PM

        I think they do a really nice job with the brisket at Big Bad Wolf on Harford Road.

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          tartuffe RE: edresner Jun 21, 2012 01:50 PM

          I went there once a few years ago and was not impressed. On your rec, I'll go again

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            RobertM RE: tartuffe Jun 25, 2012 11:15 AM

            Ditto: Nothing special, unless you live around the corner and do not like to drive.

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          treetop tom RE: tartuffe Jun 21, 2012 02:05 PM

          I'm by no means an expert, but Andy Nelsons and Kloby's Smokehouse are both good to me. I was not impressed by Chubby's.

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            zebcook RE: treetop tom Jun 21, 2012 06:15 PM

            Alas, Andy Nelson's brisket is not up to good Texas standards. The times I've been there it's been dry and on the tough side.

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              gregb RE: zebcook Jun 22, 2012 07:04 AM

              I agree on Andy Nelsons. They have some good stuff, but the brisket stinks. Presliced and held in steaming trays. Disgraceful.

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            laststandchili RE: tartuffe Jun 22, 2012 08:57 AM


            Forgot about Mission in Glen Burie on Ritchie Hwy.

            I can't vouch for the brisket, but the pulled pork is solid, and their smoked turkey is exceptional. Fairly new, but they seem to know their stuff.

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              drewpbalzac RE: tartuffe Jun 25, 2012 12:50 PM

              I know I am going to start a fight, but instead of trying to get an imitation or a Texas or KC regional specialty that is not fgoing to live up to your expectations . . . . why not embrace the ethnic baltimore Jewish style briskets that folks have actually been enjoying around here for generations.

              The cycle of "why can't I get a great version of another regions specialty in Baltimore/DC?" is so over . . . . .

              instead of pining for weak imitations of elsewhere . . . . embrace Charm City . . .

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                tartuffe RE: drewpbalzac Jun 25, 2012 01:06 PM

                I was hoping someone would find Texas brisket for me--I once lived in Dallas and love it. But--can you rec. "Jewish style brisket" places?

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                  drewpbalzac RE: tartuffe Jun 25, 2012 01:33 PM

                  Sip and Bite does a decent brisket.

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                    tartuffe RE: drewpbalzac Jun 25, 2012 01:44 PM

                    I've been there. I'll contininue to look for Texas brisket

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                      drewpbalzac RE: tartuffe Jun 26, 2012 06:30 AM

                      Southwest has cheap flights out of BWI . . .

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                      Hue RE: drewpbalzac Jun 26, 2012 06:41 AM

                      Suburban House?? Attmann's?

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                        lawhound RE: Hue Jun 26, 2012 10:40 AM

                        The Suburban House is just plain bad, across the board. I have never ordered brisket at Attman's.

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                          Hue RE: lawhound Jun 26, 2012 10:44 AM

                          Best brisket use to be at DUKE'S DELI on Washington Blvd, but alas ...gone!

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