Flight attendant on a plane home from SXSW:
"You are not gonna eat barbecue on my plane unless you brought enough for everyone."
It should be noted that Team Eatocracy managed to get their paws on two (2) notable plates of 'cue during their trek home from Austin to New York yesterday: a brisket sandwich from Salt Lick Bar-B-Que in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and a chopped pork shoulder sandwich (with slaw - they ask you, and you shouldn't say no) at Jim Neely's Interstate Bar-B-Que at the Memphis International Airport.
And while we spent the vast amount of our time trapped down in the basement of the CNN Grill (more on that later), and thus were unable to make the trek to Lockhart for Black's Barbecue, Smitty's Market and Kreuz Market (worth a trip to Texas by themselves), we did manage to sneak away to for some hot links, fried okra and serrano cheese spinach in town. Stubb's Bar-B-Q was out of the collard greens we were craving after days upon days of fried everything, but hey - there's our excuse to return.
And while we're on the subject:
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why is it only breakfast and I want BBQ? Yes, that is how I spell it.
Well, if pop culture sound bites weigh into it, then "Barby" should definitely be in the running. As in "the place on which one throws some shrimp."
Salt Lick is not (good) BBQ. It's overpriced, overhyped crap for tourists. Next time you're in Austin, go to Sam's, or take a trip out to GW's favorite, Cooper's, in Llano - he wasn't wrong about absolutely everything, you know.
Voluntarily went vegetarian on Jan. 1...not a fan of brisket, but the picture of that sandwich is dangerous. Gotta get my salmon on this weekend. If I stay on this page, I'll need an intervention.
CNN, when are you guys and gals gonna realize you have hit the bottom of the pool!
Coming up for air from the bottom of your cesspool are ya ED? Troll!!!!!
That's what I call f*****g news CNN. Keep up the good work. One day, well you know!
I hope this is a blog post or something. This isn't news, just rambling.
well come on down, we have plenty of smoky, fragrant flesh in sauce for all
Now I'm hungry for some. Can't get any good stuff around here..think I'll make my way back to TX.
C'mon down, we have plenty. I do a pretty mean brisket, myself. Smoke it for about 12 hours. Homemade sauce. MMM MMM good!
Bar b Que – beard to tail – pretty simple
Nay, Keith, 'tis from the Spanish barbacoa.
The previous one
...should have been "the precious one.". Blame iPad.
To the person who thinks there is no art to smoking a hog you are sadly mistaken. Barbecue is different in different places but comparing apples to apples no one does pulled pork barbecue like the Carolinas, and I personally will say Eastern NC has the best.
Bit precious aren't we Fiona?
"Other" equals smoky, smelly, greasy flesh in sauce.
Good for the flight attendant. It makes me nauseous when people bring strong-smelling food on a plane. have some consideration for the others who are breathing the same air in that cramped tube!
I, for one, do not think the Salt Lick is overrated. I really love their food. We are lucky in Austin. I think there is plenty of great bbq around!
Cue? Cue?!!! What the Heck is Cue? Sounds like something in a dress with pink lipstick. Cue in Sarah Palin.
I love the barbque at the houston international airport,I think the name is harmon brothers
Oh, the Salt Lick is good, but Rudy's is the best BBQ in Austin. Their Brisket is to die for. Every time I'm in Austin, I go to Rudy's, but none of it ever makes it on the plane.
All of these are acceptable references to barbeque except the first one and the last one. A Q is not a cue.
Misleading title as usual, cnn. I thought I was going to read an article about a flight attendant not allowing someone to eat their own food on the plane. In which case I say they have their nerve! First they stop feeding you, then they won't allow you to feed yourself?
I'm eating BBQ on any plane that doesn't serve meals. And even then I'd still eat BBQ.
It's BBQ or barbecue for the meat. The sausage is Hot Guts.
We posted this long ago as one of our blog's poll questions. (I've since removed the poll, b/c the HTML for the code was causing site problems). At any rate, if you're gonna abbreviate it, go with "BBQ." If you're gonna write it out, then definitely "barbecue." The food writer of the Austin-American Statesman says to go with "barbecue." http://manuptexasbbq.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-blog-poll-how-should-it-be-spelled.html
That makes no sense to me. If barbecue is the proper spelling, shouldn't the abbreviation be BBC?
Anyway you spell it, I want some!
Barbecue was the word I got wrong in my 5th grade spelling bee. I'll never forget it.
Is the City Market still open in Luling? The last couple times I drove by ...no one was there..... :( I LOVE their BBQ and their sauce!!!!!!!!
yes, City Market is still there and as good as ever.
Barbecue is what we do to it, and it has barbecue sauce on it, but the finished product is just plain 'cue. Oh, and at our house it's either beef brisket or chicken... last I looked there wasn't any way of making pork kosher :-)
BBQ is the noun, Smoking is the verb. At least in Texas that is...
Hey, I don't care how you spell it, as long as it tastes good, bring it on....
Austin's airport is so cool. It's the only airport (I've ever been in) where you can smell BBQ smoke coming from the terminal from the parking lot!
Man, I can feel my arteries hardening and the LDL cholesterol accumulating just reading this article.
BORN AND RAISED IN AUSTIN TX AND STILL LIVE HERE......BBQ IN LOCKHART SUCKS!! THE BEST IS AT SOUTHSIDE IN ELGIN TX OR STUBB'S IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN.
MMmmmmm..... Elgin sausage..... Can't beat it!!
There is anything good in Elgin.
C'mon, Lockhart BBQ does not suck by any stretch of the imagination (and SHOUTING IT WITH CAPS won't help you either). You can't be serious about Stubbs though that place is terrible. I'm with ya on SSM in Elgin though...
The idea that you can get decent pulled pork ANYWHERE in Texas is preposterous. They do pretty good brisket in those parts but that ain't really Q.
There's always someone from Carolina talking about pulled pork... as if there's an art to smoking pork. Here is God's Country... Q is brisket and sausage.
Brisket and ribs. Texas does them better than anywhere. There is a little Baptist Church in Huntsville, TX that runs a BBQ place and oh my gawd! It's the New Zion Baptist Church and if you haven't eaten there ya gotta try it.
BBQ here – too busy noshing on that yumminess to spell it out.
Me and the boys just refer to it as Q.
I usually abbreviate: BBQ, but that's mostly to avoid figuring out if it should be spelled barbecue or barbeque. By the way, my spell check wants to render it barbecue.
I love Neely's but the best BAR-B-Q in the world is Letha's in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, right off I-59. It's a must stop on the way to New Orleans.
You didn't make it to Kreuz's??? Suckers! More brisket and potato salad for me!
Salt Lick is WAY overrated. It's good...worth the drive for the scenery and the restaurant is cool, but it doesn't compare to the sublime joints you mention in Lockhart.
BTW, the Oasis burned, but was rebuilt. We still gather there to watch the sunset like we are angels in a sappy Nick Cage movie.
I like Ruby's (not to be confused with Rudy's, which is probably good, but I've never been there) and Iron Works is great, too.
is the Oasis overlooking Lake Travis still outside of Austin? good times there.
Oh, yes...the Oasis is still here.
Ditto!! Good times there.
Wow, I sure miss Austin.
After reading that, nothing Montana has to offer will satisfy for lunch.
How about Famous Dave's in Missoula?
I love Famous Dave's. We have one right across the street from work.
Famous Dave's is shite. That's like saying Long John Silver's is a good replacement for a hole-in-the-wall lobster roll joint in Maine.
Famous Dave's SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get that M---- barbeque off this M---- plane!
Steaks on a Plane?
Dangit... the one place on this website where you can't "like" a comment!! Bahaha steaks on a plane...
HA! Love it!
That was just TOO FUNNY! I wish I had said that!
LIKE! LIKE! LIKE!! LooneyBin and Gene, you two made my night. I never laugh out loud at comments, but tonight I did. Too funny!
Get me Ham on five and hold the Mayo.
(And please stop me before I do this again.)
That's hysterical! I am still laughing.
Now you made me hungry for some 'Cue.
LOVE the shout-out to Neely's BBQ! Lived in Memphis for many years, and Neely's is hands-down the best BBQ you will EVER eat!
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