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About SignalJoe

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  • Birthday 03/30/1974

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    Beaumont, TX
  • Interests
    Cuban cigars, Texas BBQ, photography, history and anything Rat Pack.

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  1. The best breakfast in Texas prepared by 84 year old Pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz. Why BBQ for breakfast? In 2008 Snow's BBQ was to be rated the best BBQ in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine. Prior to the magazine being printed a fact checker called and asked the owner what time they opened. Kerry (the owner) replied that they normally got there at 8 am on Saturdays (only open one day a week). After the magazine came out they felt compelled to stick to the hours that had been printed. It's so good and so popular you just about have to show up at 8 to get some.
  2. Yes, Talisman with 2019 box codes and 17 EL bands have been seen.
  3. I have always been a fan of Frank Sinatra's hamburger recipe. There was a reason they called him the "Chairman of the Board."
  4. Has there been anything "official" in regards to dates?
  5. We are waiting to hear from a restaurant manager on availability, I'll let you know when we hear back.
  6. No shame in kissing the Franklin ring. Aaron paved the way for the bbq renaissance we're seeing today. But I wholeheartedly agree that both Micklethwait and La BBQ are as good or better. La BBQ is amazing for their consistency. Their pitmasters leave (frequently) and open up successful restaurants of their own and somehow the consistency and quality never changes.
  7. Schedule it for next Saturday (they are *only* open on Saturdays) and I will join you with some good bourbon and some nice cigars. Gratuitous picture of the amazing ribs at Snow's.
  8. @cmbarton Micklethwait is another great option in Austin. You should check out their new location in Smithville when you get the chance. In my opinion the best BBQ in Texas is a tie between Truth BBQ (Brenham & Houston) and 2M Smokehouse (San Antonio). Both are amazingly consistent with all their proteins and the sides carry their weight as well. Truth is a little closer to traditional Central Texas style while 2M brings a TexMex twist to the staples. 2M's Oaxaca cheese and serrano sausage may well be the best in the state. @mdinius Pinkerton's is amazing. I consider myself fortunate to be able to call the owner Grant a friend. On Friday he won Grand Champion in beef at Memphis in May. An amazing accomplishment competing against some of the best in the world.
  9. @THEMISCHMAN Stiles Switch is a great option in Austin. They have quality food from open to close (open all day and cook for a dinner service unlike Franklin) and serve the single best dish in the state; "The Notorious R.I.B." Its a 1+ pound beef rib served over a bed of tater tots smothered in house made smoked jalapeno sausage queso. It used to be a weekly Friday special, but is now only served during SXSW.
  10. Texas BBQ is my passion. I have traveled the state and tried all the Texas Monthly Top 50 joints in pursuit of smoked carnivorous perfection. I agree with @CooGAR that Snow's in Lexington, TX is among the absolute best. The atmosphere, the building, the food and especially Tootsie the 84 year old pitmaster are all legendary. Tootsie's pork steak is in my opinion the single best bite in the state. Coogar you really need to make it to one of our local herfs, I always bring que from the better joints in Houston. So far we have had Roegels, Pinkerton's, Truth, and Corkscrew. There is always good food and better company.
  11. I am aware. I was given false hope as 3 friends ( also members of this forum) ordered and received theirs.
  12. If you make it to LCDH Hamburg please beat the proprietor about the head and shoulders until he produces either a 50 Cab of PL Coronas or the $600 USD he owes me. At this point I'm not too particular about which he chooses to part with.
  13. Does FOH Auctions signal the end of members clearing inventory through locker sales on 24:24? I can't recall the last one but always enjoyed them when they popped up, and was fortunate enough to purchase from several.

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