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The McRib Hack

Barbecue, Recipe, Sandwiches, Tacos/ Mexican By December 16, 2020 Tags: , , , , , No Comments
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So McRib is back and I got excited. I mean, it’s the McRib . . . the only sandwich at McDonald’s thats as McDonalds as the freaking Big Mac. Now it has been more than a minute since I have had one and I just couldn’t eat a McRib and post about it.

I had to make it better.

So here it is, My McRib hack, which I swear to whatever higher power you believe in, is worth the minimal time to make. Take my advice and find yourself a local Carniceria/Mexican Grocery store for all the ingredients listed futher down. And fasten your seatbelts, because this McRib is gonna take you south of the border.

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Red Rocket Dogs ~ Austin TX

Austin, Barbecue, Sandwiches By October 8, 2020 No Comments

Watch out for the Weiner Wagon!!

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The Vitals:
the spot: Red Rocket Weiner Wagon a pop up in Austin TX
the eats: Serious Hot Dogs
the bucks: $10.50 for the classic, $13.50 with brisket chili
the full nelson: Craft BBQ queens elevate a hot dog from stadium food after thought to premium tailgate food

Red Rocket Dogs just might be the breakthrough the hot dog world needs. Changing the game on what a premium hot dog experience means, much like the chef driven burger of the early 2000s, this is a hot dog I would gladly drop over $10 for. And finally, I can agree with that controversial debate on Twitter that a hot dog is a sandwich.

Because this one totally is.

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Terry Black’s Barbecue ~ Austin TX

Austin, Barbecue By September 20, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

The Vitals:
the spot: Terry Black’s Barbecue tested in Austin TX + location in Dallas TX
the eats: Beef rib, brisket, spare ribs, sausage, turkey and whatever sides you feel
the bucks: plan on $15 person
the full nelson: easy access, top tier Austin BBQ with an Old school Texas vibe

Terry Black’s Barbecue most definitely makes the 10 best list of Austin BBQ round ups. In casual conversation, Terry Black’s may get drowned out by names like Franklin BBQ or La Barbecue, which can add cookbooks, TV shows and a cult like following to their names. But that’s not to say Terry Black’s doesn’t deserve a cookbook or a feature on a show like Best Thing I Ever Ate.

You ask me, they got the best darn classic Texas sausage link in town.

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Central BBQ ~ Memphis TN

Barbecue, The South By August 6, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: Central BBQ 147 E. Butler Ave Memphis TN +multiple locations in Memphis and Nashville
the eats: Ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, mac and cheese, collard greens
the bucks: $15 a head for meats by the pound and sides, sandwiches run under $10
the full nelson: a Memphis BBQ institution that disappointed . . .

Central BBQ in Memphis Tennessee has its fans, of this I am sure. Yeah I could tell you their high score on Yelp and the fact that they make the rounds of best BBQ in Memphis lists. But I like to source my own intel from, well, you:

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Green River BBQ ~ Saluda N.C.

Barbecue, The South By August 4, 2020 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: Green River BBQ 131 Highway 176 Saluda NC 28773
the eats: Pulled Pork, Ribs, Tomato Pie, Collard Greens
the bucks: $10 a head when you order meats by pound + sides
the full nelson: decent BBQ in a cozy North Carolina mountain 

Green River BBQ had a tough act to follow. The day before me and my crew had an epic Eastern Carolina BBQ lunch from The Pig in Chapel Hill N.C. and that was some of the best barbecue I have had in years. Green River BBQ at best might make for a decent lunch stop when trekking in the mountains of North Carolina but you will be getting your pulled pork fix and that is seldom a bad thing.

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The Pig Whole Hog BBQ ~ Chapel Hill N.C.

Barbecue, The South By July 27, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: The Pig Whole Hog BBQ 630 Weaver Dairy Road Chapel Hill N.C. 27514
the eats: Pulled Pork, Pork Ribs, Pork Cheek, you get the idea 
the bucks: $10 a head if you’re doing meats by the pound
the full nelson: why folks from North Carolina love their bbq

The Pig Whole Hog BBQ is pretty much exactly that. A whole hog that has been rendered oh so tender with robust with flavor that can only come from whole hog cooking. And The Pig ain’t serving up your average swine either. Their pork is locally raised, hormone and antibiotic free. Plus you can get pulled pork sandwich for $6 bucks. My kinda spot.

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