Monday, July 21, 2014


Experience has taught me that places that toot their own horns too much tend to leave me disappointed.

I don't know if it's because it builds up my expectations to a level that can't be achieved or because most spend more time telling us how great their Q is and not enough making really good Q.

Pigski0n's BBQ doesn't just tell you they are the best in town on the outside of the building but they put it right in your face when you step in the building as well.

Monday, July 14, 2014


I had been trying to get into Bob's Pig Shop for about 8 months.

On my first attempt in November of 2013. We arrived about an hour before closing time and they were out of Q. So we settled for tamales..... I know.... I know.... Apparently Mexican food is supposed to be their other specialty.... I might argue otherwise but I'm here to talk about Q.

Every other time we tried to get in they were closed. So when the opportunity to pass through Pauls Valley right around lunch time on a Saturday presented itself. I jumped at it!

This attempt wasn't the 3rd time I had tried but it turned out to be a charm. We pulled up about 1:30 PM and the parking lot was full of cars. I screeched into a parking space and ran inside before they could run out of Q on me again.

Sunday, June 29, 2014


My day job has been doing it's very best to interfere with my BBQ addiction lately. It has been so succesful that I totally forgot that I had not written a blog about my trip to Lockhart Smokehouse, while I was on vacation last month, until I was clearing space on my phone and ran across the pictures I took.

The plan for the day was to go to Dallas and do a little shopping and then hit Pecan Lodge. I knew we needed to be to Pecan Lodge early but a slight time management miscalculation put us there about 30 minutes after they opened for lunch, on a Friday, and the line was about two blocks down the street already.

So I pulled up the Texas Monthly BBQ app on my phone and found the next nearest Texas Monthly Top 50 Q-raunt to us and hoped for the best.
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