I'm going to Houston for a weekend next month, and will be wanting some good Texas barbecue. When I used to live there, I liked Pappas and Goode Company, but the last time I ate at either of those (about five years ago) I was disappointed. Where are the best places these days for true Texas barbecue in Houston? If they don't have their own smoker, or if the word "pulled" appears anywhere on the menu, I'm not interested.
posted by ubiquity
on Feb 3, 2014 -
I am taking a one-day trip to Manhattan. I get off the bus from Boston Sunday night by Penn Station and am busy from 11 am Monday until I catch my return bus from Penn Station at 5 pm. Two questions: What cool thing or things can I do Monday morning for a few hours before my 11 am meeting with friends to eat lunch just south of Central Park? One thought is to just wander that end of Central Park. What would be a good take-out low-carb meal to get to eat as I leave town? Is there any good BBQ in that area to recommend?
posted by BearClaw6
on Feb 1, 2014 -
My family Christmas lunch has blown out from the usual 15 people to at least 27 and my original plan to roast a whole sirloin in the Webber isn't going to cut it.
I have a motorised spit-roaster (charcoal, rated to 25kg) and I need to cook beef. What sort of cut should I order from the butcher to feed the crowd? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Nov 28, 2013 -
I always brine my chicken before BBQing, like any good cook. I have a new jerk dry rub from the farmers market that instructs me to leave it on the chicken for 24 hours.
How can I get the benefits of the brine and of the long dry rub exposure both?
posted by Cosine
on Aug 15, 2013 -
It's that time again: name that blog
. It's a single-topic one: my quest to go from amateur barbecue hobbyist to -- who knows -- maybe entering a few competitions. Want to play up the angle of having grown up in Alabama but only gotten interested in BBQ while living in Yankee territory. My brainstorms haven't coalesced into something snappy yet. Help me, clever wordsmiths! [more inside]
posted by supercres
on Aug 5, 2013 -
I just plugged in my Craigslisted electric smoker for the first time and it melted my (short, heavy duty, indoor/outdoor, properly rated) extension cord. Do I buy another extension cord and try again, or is this thing a fire waiting to happen? [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Jun 29, 2013 -
My mom, my brother and I will be celebrating July 4th by ourselves in my small apartment. I'd like to have a nice comfort food meal with them, but I don't have a barbeque or grill available. Here's what I do have: [more inside]
posted by nickhb
on Jun 24, 2013 -
I love love love the coleslaw at Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson, Ga. I have tried to find the recipe online with no luck. Is anyone familiar with this style coleslaw so that you can tell me how to make it? I cant ask the folks at the restaurant because they are far far away. Thank you!
posted by orangemacky
on Jun 16, 2013 -
I'm making hot links on the grill and french fries tonight, and rather than use a bottle of KC Masterpiece, i'd like to make my own barbecue sauce. Generally I love all kinds of barbecue, but i'm looking for a sauce recipe that you'd find at any BBQ booth at any outdoor concert or event. Any ideas?
posted by nurgle
on Jun 11, 2013 -
I picked up a couple of premade bison burgers from a local farmer and will be grilling them tonight, weather permitting. What's the best kind of BBQ sauce to apply? Sweet, spicy, smoky, what? Preference given to something I can swing by the (Canadian) Safeway and pick up on my way home. If it matters, the buns are sweet Hawaiian, the side dish is sweet potato fries with chipotle dipping sauce, and this will be my first time with non-beef hamburgers.
posted by Nyx
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I'm making a Summer Jamz 2k13 playlist for a few BBQs I'll be hosting this month, and I'm looking for more songs to add to the rotation. Despite my best efforts I'm a little out of both the indie/hipster loop and the R&B/rap/pop sensation loop, so I'm turning to you for help. [more inside]
posted by misskaz
on May 29, 2013 -
We grilled boneless pork chops on the propane grill w/a bit of bbq sauce last night.
Is there a way to cook it further to make it more tender? [more inside]
posted by Librarygeek
on May 16, 2013 -
I have a Weber Q120 grill which I love to use, but it works off those little green camping type propane tanks, so it'll go through them quickly. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer
on Apr 30, 2013 -
I just bought an electric water smoker
on Craigslist. I am excited about the possibilities for DIY bacon and home-smoked salmon and brisket, but I have never used a smoker like this before and don't really know how to get started. [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Mar 9, 2013 -
Are there any restaurant supply stores on Oahu like GFS
, in that they are open to the public and sell dry goods and spices in bulk? [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I have a lot of barbecue experience (low and slow smoked meats), but I've never been happy with my smoked poultry. Need to please some non-mammal-eaters, so I want to get it down this time. Veteran bird-barbecuers: Help? [more inside]
posted by supercres
on Feb 21, 2013 -
BBQ Emergency! I have an hour to fix this
BBQ sauce, which for the moment, tastes like a mildly spiced and more acidic extra-sweet ketchup. What do I add to improve it? [more inside]
posted by kitcat
on Sep 8, 2012 -
Any recommendations for BBQ joints in the Clarksville, TN/Oak Grove, KY area? [more inside]
posted by Daddy-O
on Jul 12, 2012 -
Wife gone for the weekend: What is the most complex, time consuming recipe you have tried for any type of meat/fish/poultry on a grill? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99
on May 9, 2012 -
As a connoisseur of barbecue sauce, on a lifelong quest to either find or replicate the best barbecue sauce I ever tasted, I keep coming back to the same thing: What exactly is the key ingredient or ingredients in a barbecue sauce that really make it special? What ingredients really make the difference between a good sauce, and a really great sauce? And just how much of a difference does it make to actually cook it and reduce it rather than mix it cold? Askmefi hivemind, help me out! [more inside]
posted by Elfasi
on Apr 7, 2012 -
How easy is it to get in and out of Dallas/Fort Worth airport to go get some tasty BBQ on a Wednesday around lunchtime? [more inside]
posted by Grither
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Old article long shot: Looking for a magazine article published before 2001 that lists Dreamland BBQ of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Lem's BBQ in Chicago, Illinois among the best bbq/rib restaurants in America. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Boxenmacher
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Kansas City Eats: Where are your favorite places to eat in the greater KC, MO area? I'd especially love to hear about some hole-in-the-wall BBQ places. [more inside]
posted by sararah
on Mar 2, 2012 -
I'm beginning to look into propane barbeques. Now, I have a natural gas outlet/line already installed on my deck, and I'd much rather use that than deal with propane tanks. I see plenty of gas BBQ conversion kits available online, but A. How safe/easy is this conversion to do yourself? B. Does it need to be done professionally / follow some city code? [more inside]
posted by Barmecide
on Feb 20, 2012 -
I've committed to barbecuing an 11-pound bone-in prime rib
tonight. Should I cut it up into individual steaks or grill it as one giant roast? My grill is a hybrid gas and charcoal, if it matters. Any advice is helpful; I've never done anything this big. The diners' preference is for medium well and dinner will be in about seven hours.
posted by jewzilla
on Dec 31, 2011 -
I need to cook a 16-18lb bird and a 19lb sirloin, and I want to do it with fire, but I'm not sure my plan is a good one. [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Nov 21, 2011 -
What's my next move with my weird neighbor? What in the world could have possibly made him do what what he just did? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 30, 2011 -
Anyone know where I can get a hopper/burner assembly for a Traeger grill (I have the Texas Grill, but any of their line may work)? So far internet searches have been unsuccessful. I have not yet contacted the manufacturer to see if they will sell spares, but all I can find from 3rd parties are spare internals (motors, controllers, etc)...
posted by masher
on Jul 25, 2011 -
What makes a BBQ enjoyable for you? I’m hosting a medium-sized BBQ and want to make it great. Advice, please! [more inside]
posted by yawper
on Jul 15, 2011 -
My book club is having an all night BBQ party this Friday and I want to bring something EPIC, preferably a dessert. Help me make something impressive, suitable for a BBQ, awesome to eat whilst drinking/drunk, and (of course) delicious. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on Jun 7, 2011 -
I want to roast (or grill, or whatever) vegetables on my gas grill, and I need help.
I am looking for general (or specific) pointers on cooking anything from broccolini to zucchini on the grill, without burning the shit out of them, which is what I have been doing so far. [more inside]
posted by everichon
on May 14, 2011 -
Backyard BBQ Planning 101. My fiance and I are set on having a backyard BBQ for our reception. We want it to have that good old fashioned family BBQ feel (everyone serves themselves, cooks when they want, horseshoes, croquet, and no stuffy formality). Plus we met at a BBQ so it makes sense. I need to know everything we need to think of before pulling the trigger and sending out our invites. Deets and budget inside... [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas
on Dec 6, 2010 -
What is the most logical way to cater for a BBQ and bake sale (for a non-profit organisation) when we can't confirm numbers or rely on RSVPs? [more inside]
posted by Weng
on Sep 21, 2010 -
Grilling: what should I put on a skewer? I am enjoying the urban luxury of my first ever charcoal grill, but after a summer of plain steaks, burgers and fish, I'm ready to branch out into the world of kebabs. What are some interesting X-on-a-stick recipes?
posted by CunningLinguist
on Sep 21, 2010 -
I know I'm going to barbecue some fish. I don't really know what fish or how. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by godawful
on Jul 20, 2010 -
I am having a BBQ next weekend and I am trying to find a specific barbecue song and cannot for the life of me find it. I don't know the title or the band. But the words of the chorus are something like "buh-buh-buh-buh-barbecue" or "b-b-b-b-barbecue". Can any one tell me what band sang this song and/or where I can get this song/mp3?
posted by wheats
on Jun 13, 2010 -
I am preparing to smoke two Boston butts tonight on my Weber Genesis E310 and need some recommendations. I know to the smoking purist that using a gas grill is a mortal sin, but I am planning to do it anyway. I have hickory chips and plan to wrap them in foil and cut holes in the top, then lay them directly on the flavor bars beneath the racks. Obviously the butts will go on the "cold" side for indirect heat and I was thinking of a foil pan of water underneath them. Am I off the mark? Any other recommendations?
posted by tdalton
on Jun 11, 2010 -