Best BBQ?

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Cire - Snow's BBQ is the answer.

Snow's BBQ is a Texas barbecue restaurant located roughly an hour outside of Austin, Texas in the small town of Lexington. In May 2008, Texas Monthly rated Snow's BBQ as the number-one BBQ joint in Texas, defeating long time champions Kruez Market in Lockhart, Luling City Market in Luling, Louie Mueller in Taylor, and Smitty's Market in Lockhart.[1] In May 2013, Snow's was ranked in the Top 4 on the magazine's every-five-years Top 50 list.[2]

Snow's BBQ has also been labeled as "The Best Texas BBQ in the World" by The New Yorker in its article titled "By Meat Alone" written by Calvin Trillin in the November 24, 2008, issue.[3] Phone Post 3.0
Here's a good article on Snow's an how it became the best BBQ in Texas.

http://www.eater.com/2015/2/25/8101569/smoked-snows-bbq Phone Post 3.0
Cute.... Snows is good but simply no comparison to Franklins Phone Post 3.0

Spinning Shit - Franklin's brisket is the answer. Anything else is incorrect. A side bonus is that he's only a 5 minute drive away. Phone Post 3.0
This and it's not close boys Phone Post 3.0

I think weber makes the best BBQ. You can grill on it or put the charcoal on the side to slow cook. And it's cheap fuck a traeger. Phone Post 3.0

Are you asking about BBQ in the US or worldwide?  In the US the sauce soaked BBQ is really, really good, but I'll go beyond the border and say for me,  it's a tie between Argentian Asado (similar to Brazilian churrasco), Guam BBQ, and lastly, Japanese BBQ.

Spinning Shit -
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Cire - Snow's BBQ is the answer.

Snow's BBQ is a Texas barbecue restaurant located roughly an hour outside of Austin, Texas in the small town of Lexington. In May 2008, Texas Monthly rated Snow's BBQ as the number-one BBQ joint in Texas, defeating long time champions Kruez Market in Lockhart, Luling City Market in Luling, Louie Mueller in Taylor, and Smitty's Market in Lockhart.[1] In May 2013, Snow's was ranked in the Top 4 on the magazine's every-five-years Top 50 list.[2]

Snow's BBQ has also been labeled as "The Best Texas BBQ in the World" by The New Yorker in its article titled "By Meat Alone" written by Calvin Trillin in the November 24, 2008, issue.[3] Phone Post 3.0
Here's a good article on Snow's an how it became the best BBQ in Texas.

http://www.eater.com/2015/2/25/8101569/smoked-snows-bbq Phone Post 3.0
Snow's is good but even the article you linked states that Franklin's has become acknowledged as the best in Texas (although I find the ribs there average at best).

Snow's is a pain in the ass because it's only open on Saturdays and who wants to make a 2 hour round trip for BBQ at 645am? If I feel like something different from LaBBQ or Franklin's, I'll just head down to Lockhart. Because sweet Jesus, the beef rib at Blacks is a gift from God. Phone Post 3.0
I been to both places several times. I will say that they are nearly equal in every way even cooking styles. I think that snows has the edge though. Phone Post 3.0

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Snow's BBQ is a Texas barbecue restaurant located roughly an hour outside of Austin, Texas in the small town of Lexington. In May 2008, Texas Monthly rated Snow's BBQ as the number-one BBQ joint in Texas, defeating long time champions Kruez Market in Lockhart, Luling City Market in Luling, Louie Mueller in Taylor, and Smitty's Market in Lockhart.[1] In May 2013, Snow's was ranked in the Top 4 on the magazine's every-five-years Top 50 list.[2]

Snow's BBQ has also been labeled as "The Best Texas BBQ in the World" by The New Yorker in its article titled "By Meat Alone" written by Calvin Trillin in the November 24, 2008, issue.[3] Phone Post 3.0
Here's a good article on Snow's an how it became the best BBQ in Texas.

http://www.eater.com/2015/2/25/8101569/smoked-snows-bbq Phone Post 3.0
Snow's is good but even the article you linked states that Franklin's has become acknowledged as the best in Texas (although I find the ribs there average at best).

Snow's is a pain in the ass because it's only open on Saturdays and who wants to make a 2 hour round trip for BBQ at 645am? If I feel like something different from LaBBQ or Franklin's, I'll just head down to Lockhart. Because sweet Jesus, the beef rib at Blacks is a gift from God. Phone Post 3.0
I been to both places several times. I will say that they are nearly equal in every way even cooking styles. I think that snows has the edge though. Phone Post 3.0
How can you say the brisket is similar? Maybe ribs, other meats but franklins brisket is by far, far far the best

Second goes to LA BBQ and Mueller family

I live in Texas and don't acknowledge pork as BBQ Phone Post 3.0

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Snow's BBQ is a Texas barbecue restaurant located roughly an hour outside of Austin, Texas in the small town of Lexington. In May 2008, Texas Monthly rated Snow's BBQ as the number-one BBQ joint in Texas, defeating long time champions Kruez Market in Lockhart, Luling City Market in Luling, Louie Mueller in Taylor, and Smitty's Market in Lockhart.[1] In May 2013, Snow's was ranked in the Top 4 on the magazine's every-five-years Top 50 list.[2]

Snow's BBQ has also been labeled as "The Best Texas BBQ in the World" by The New Yorker in its article titled "By Meat Alone" written by Calvin Trillin in the November 24, 2008, issue.[3] Phone Post 3.0
Here's a good article on Snow's an how it became the best BBQ in Texas.

http://www.eater.com/2015/2/25/8101569/smoked-snows-bbq Phone Post 3.0
Snow's is good but even the article you linked states that Franklin's has become acknowledged as the best in Texas (although I find the ribs there average at best).

Snow's is a pain in the ass because it's only open on Saturdays and who wants to make a 2 hour round trip for BBQ at 645am? If I feel like something different from LaBBQ or Franklin's, I'll just head down to Lockhart. Because sweet Jesus, the beef rib at Blacks is a gift from God. Phone Post 3.0
I been to both places several times. I will say that they are nearly equal in every way even cooking styles. I think that snows has the edge though. Phone Post 3.0
How can you say the brisket is similar? Maybe ribs, other meats but franklins brisket is by far, far far the best

Second goes to LA BBQ and Mueller family

I live in Texas and don't acknowledge pork as BBQ Phone Post 3.0
You're missing out on life. Beef is great but Swine is divine. Phone Post 3.0

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Right Hand JO Power - I've never been anywhere without sauce in Texas. What are some of the bbq places here that don't have sauce? Phone Post 3.0
<span class="User-172424" id="userPost57184266">My memory may be escaping me, but I believe Kreuz had no sauce, but that was the only place I ever went to in Texas that didn't.<br />
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Regarding the intent of the thread, I'm torn between pork ribs and brisket. <img alt="Phone Post 3.0" border="0" src="/images/phone/droid.png" style="vertical-align:middle;" /></span></blockquote>


Since BBQ has exploded, everyone who goes to these places expects sauce, so it is supplied. However, if you watch anyone from Texas cook BBQ and talk about it, they will frown on sauces. Some places don't use it.

The combo of an over reliance on salt and pepper mixed with little sauce, or poorly thought out sauces, doesn't do it for me. In my opinion the south has more complexity and more unique choices. 


Texas is the beef capital, so they favor a ton of beef on their menus. I like to see some pork, and some sweetness.

No. Just no. Lived in Texas all 30 years of my life and have no idea what the fuck you're talking about. The only overly salted meat I've had was goat at Cooper's.

And I can't pick a favorite meat. My favorite BBQ joint is Hard 8 in Stephenville and I get a variety of different meats every time I go. I also get way too much and never regret it.

BBQ might be the GOAT though. Texas, Southern, Korean, Mexican, Brazilian, Japanese, Hawaiian...meat cooked on a grill from anywhere in the world is awesome. Phone Post 3.0

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Snow's BBQ is a Texas barbecue restaurant located roughly an hour outside of Austin, Texas in the small town of Lexington. In May 2008, Texas Monthly rated Snow's BBQ as the number-one BBQ joint in Texas, defeating long time champions Kruez Market in Lockhart, Luling City Market in Luling, Louie Mueller in Taylor, and Smitty's Market in Lockhart.[1] In May 2013, Snow's was ranked in the Top 4 on the magazine's every-five-years Top 50 list.[2]

Snow's BBQ has also been labeled as "The Best Texas BBQ in the World" by The New Yorker in its article titled "By Meat Alone" written by Calvin Trillin in the November 24, 2008, issue.[3] Phone Post 3.0
Here's a good article on Snow's an how it became the best BBQ in Texas.

http://www.eater.com/2015/2/25/8101569/smoked-snows-bbq Phone Post 3.0
Snow's is good but even the article you linked states that Franklin's has become acknowledged as the best in Texas (although I find the ribs there average at best).

Snow's is a pain in the ass because it's only open on Saturdays and who wants to make a 2 hour round trip for BBQ at 645am? If I feel like something different from LaBBQ or Franklin's, I'll just head down to Lockhart. Because sweet Jesus, the beef rib at Blacks is a gift from God. Phone Post 3.0
I been to both places several times. I will say that they are nearly equal in every way even cooking styles. I think that snows has the edge though. Phone Post 3.0
How can you say the brisket is similar? Maybe ribs, other meats but franklins brisket is by far, far far the best

Second goes to LA BBQ and Mueller family

I live in Texas and don't acknowledge pork as BBQ Phone Post 3.0
It's obvious that you have never been to Snow's. Phone Post 3.0

Pretty sure OP didn't mean restaurant or style, meant your favorite protein to have BBQ'd ... Mine is going to be Tri Tip on an open oak pit, cooked over Red Oak. Sliced in half with the grain then slice those halves cross grain and thin ... Serve with Carlie bread, salad, beans and fresh Pico De Gallo on top of the Tri Tip. Phone Post 3.0

FETT_TFK_El Pescadero - Pretty sure OP didn't mean restaurant or style, meant your favorite protein to have BBQ'd ... Mine is going to be Tri Tip on an open oak pit, cooked over Red Oak. Sliced in half with the grain then slice those halves cross grain and thin ... Serve with Carlie bread, salad, beans and fresh Pico De Gallo on top of the Tri Tip. Phone Post 3.0
Lol at fucking Carlie bread... Fucking iPhone * Garlic Bread Phone Post 3.0

Right Hand JO Power - 
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I may catch crap....however, I'll take anything but Texas BBQ. Their food is like eating from a salt lick. Since they rely almost solely on salt and pepper, and usually no sauce, their meats are very dry and one note.



If I am going to eat BBQ, I prefer Southern BBQ, a nice mix of beef and pork, sweet and heat. More complexity, better options, no salt licks.

I've been in Texas for 15 years, moved here from the Midwest, work for the state and travel 1-3 weeks a month within the state. I have been to every big city in Texas and nearly every small one as well, and I literally have no clue what you are taking about. Texas BBQ is all about sauce on the side and I've never found anything to be salty here. Phone Post 3.0

Kreuz and Smitty's in Lockhart

This shit I make. Smoking 40 lbs of chicken quarters and 2 full packet briskets this weekend. Phone Post 3.0

Full spare ribs or beef ribs

Gotta be burnt ends that I make on my pit at my house. Learning how to cook a brisket properly is a skill that will get you places. Phone Post 3.0

TFK_SaltineAmerican - Chicago has the best bbq. Phone Post 3.0
Are there any articles even crediting a Chicago BBQ place as being in the top 10 nationwide? Everything I see is always out of North Carolina, Kansas City, and Texas. There may be a few stragglers. Phone Post 3.0

Spinning Shit - Franklin's brisket is the answer. Anything else is incorrect. A side bonus is that he's only a 5 minute drive away. Phone Post 3.0

May be 5 minutes away, but it's still a 5 hour wait.

Franklin's truly is the best, and La BBQ is right up there and just as good I think.

FETT_TFK_El Pescadero - Pretty sure OP didn't mean restaurant or style, meant your favorite protein to have BBQ'd ... Mine is going to be Tri Tip on an open oak pit, cooked over Red Oak. Sliced in half with the grain then slice those halves cross grain and thin ... Serve with Carlie bread, salad, beans and fresh Pico De Gallo on top of the Tri Tip. Phone Post 3.0
Omg, even your description of food makes it sound amazing. Phone Post 3.0

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Snow's BBQ is a Texas barbecue restaurant located roughly an hour outside of Austin, Texas in the small town of Lexington. In May 2008, Texas Monthly rated Snow's BBQ as the number-one BBQ joint in Texas, defeating long time champions Kruez Market in Lockhart, Luling City Market in Luling, Louie Mueller in Taylor, and Smitty's Market in Lockhart.[1] In May 2013, Snow's was ranked in the Top 4 on the magazine's every-five-years Top 50 list.[2]

Snow's BBQ has also been labeled as "The Best Texas BBQ in the World" by The New Yorker in its article titled "By Meat Alone" written by Calvin Trillin in the November 24, 2008, issue.[3] Phone Post 3.0
Here's a good article on Snow's an how it became the best BBQ in Texas.

http://www.eater.com/2015/2/25/8101569/smoked-snows-bbq Phone Post 3.0
Snow's is good but even the article you linked states that Franklin's has become acknowledged as the best in Texas (although I find the ribs there average at best).

Snow's is a pain in the ass because it's only open on Saturdays and who wants to make a 2 hour round trip for BBQ at 645am? If I feel like something different from LaBBQ or Franklin's, I'll just head down to Lockhart. Because sweet Jesus, the beef rib at Blacks is a gift from God. Phone Post 3.0
I been to both places several times. I will say that they are nearly equal in every way even cooking styles. I think that snows has the edge though. Phone Post 3.0
How can you say the brisket is similar? Maybe ribs, other meats but franklins brisket is by far, far far the best

Second goes to LA BBQ and Mueller family

I live in Texas and don't acknowledge pork as BBQ Phone Post 3.0
It's obvious that you have never been to Snow's. Phone Post 3.0
Me and about 10,000 people on Yelp and Bon appetite magazine disagree with you... You're living in the past. The new school guys are way, way, way better Phone Post 3.0

wunderbut - LA BBQ is amazing. I loved John mueller' old place on manor rd and I loved him in the truck. Lee anne has done a great job since then.

Franklins is great but the wait is stupid.

I'm actually a big fan of rudy's.

Also micklethwait's.

And the holy trinity in Lockhart. Phone Post 3.0
Agreed with all of this (maybe a little less ok Rudys lol) Phone Post 3.0