BBQ in Reno

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BBQ in Reno

Postby brickmaster » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:45 am

This thread is similar to the last meal before BRC thread a few weeks ago.

Specifically I'm trying to find recomendations for a good BBQ restaurant within 30min drive of reno.

Basically I've been watching too much 'Man v Food' online and I want ribs, brisket & a pulled pork sandwich :)

You can't really get BBQ in Ireland.

I've looked on Google but haven't really found what I'm looking for.

Any recomendations would be appreciated
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Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:54 am

don't you still do "Wicker man" in Ireland? Seems there'd be plenty of "long pork BBQ" there..........
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:15 am

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Postby LostinReno » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:17 am

Depending on what day you plan on leaving BRC, you might be in luck. Reno hosts the Best in the West Rib cookoff every year.(they have all kinds of bbq, not just ribs) I believe Monday (exodus) is the last day and it usually wraps up by 4pm.

http://www.nuggetribcookoff.com/

If you don't make it to that we have ton's of good BBQ places in town. PM me if you want specifics. 8)
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Postby LostinReno » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:18 am

Fishy beat me to it! :D
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Postby Token » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:22 am

I'm also interested in this.

Every year I miss the big Rib Cook Off that ends on Monday in Sparks at the Nugget.

There is only one local company from Sparks that has top honors but they only do catering, rubs and sauce.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:27 am

my cousin buys a whole table there........they just serve him and his guests the samplings..........he always invites me...........I struggle so.........
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Postby LostinReno » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:28 am

Token, are you talking about BJ's? They have a restaraunt in Sparks. It's been there for years!

Nevada Barbecue Company
BJ's Barbecue
754 N. McCarran Blvd.
Sparks, NV 89431

Phone: 775-355-1010
http://www.bjsbbq.com/default.asp

They are on the corner of Prater and McCarran about a mile and a half north from the McCarran offramp in Sparks . (Not to be confused with BJ's brewery pub chain restaraunt in South Reno) Mmmm, good stuff!
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Postby Token » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:36 am

Fucking Score!

Yes, thats it! I didn't know they had a restaurant. Their website is all about catering.

I'm so there this year!

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Postby LostinReno » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:41 am

(((((Token)))))
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Postby Prospero's Ghost » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:09 pm

Might check this out. I am originally from KC and I always like to check out local BBQ places...and laugh at them...lol j/k
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Postby LostinReno » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:20 pm

Prospero's Ghost wrote:Might check this out. I am originally from KC and I always like to check out local BBQ places...and laugh at them...lol j/k

:lol:
Since Sparks has hosted the rib cookoff, we've had a ton of mom & pop bbq places pop up around town. I personally like BJ's the best, they've been around forever, however there are a bunch of different ones that claim different styles (ie, Carolina style BBQ, Oakland style BBQ, etc.)
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Postby Thecatman » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:12 pm

Theres Locals bbq in Carson City, good "mom and pop" type place, across Carson St (395) from Fandaingos casino....same parking lot as Ihop
We've been to the bbq joint on the NW corner of Wells Ave at Roberts, a few times...can't remember the name though. :oops:
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Postby Prospero's Ghost » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:43 pm

What in the world is "Oakland-style" bbq? Is there such a thing? I mean seriously...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:54 pm

Prospero's Ghost wrote:What in the world is "Oakland-style" bbq? Is there such a thing? I mean seriously...

I don't know what it is, but there are some semi-famous barbeque places, Everett and Jones, for instance, and Flint's--when it's in business. YOu gotta remember that there's a lot of foodies in Berkeley and San Francisco, as well as in Oakland, and that a big chunk of the Oakland population is African American.
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Postby bud buddah » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:23 pm

Flints is the bomb, nevermind Everett and Jones. Oakland style is with 2 slices of white bread and a scoop of potato salad. Gotta pack in those carbs with all that meat :-) Kinda like "2 scoop rice" in Hawaii.

Man, I going to have to cut out on Sunday and check this out. It was just meant to be.
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Postby Prospero's Ghost » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:41 pm

Hmmmm...
I will keep my eyes out then.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:25 pm

Last time I went past the Flints on Telegraph it was closed. I think the same of the one on San Pablo.
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Postby CapSmashy » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:16 pm

Prospero's Ghost wrote:What in the world is "Oakland-style" bbq? Is there such a thing? I mean seriously...


Oakland style refers to the use of the wood used in the smoker. Traditional Texas BBQ is smoked over mesquite, pecan or hickory, KC style typically uses oak, etc...

Oakland style uses fruit wood, apple and cherry are the prevalent selections and is uses the Memphis and KC style of thick, molasses based sweet BBQ sauce slathered on deep.
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Postby LostinReno » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:05 pm

Kinder's is another good one in town although they are CA chain. They've won the rib cookoff a couple of times. They sell their ball roasts at Costco now that are nom, nom! Might have to bring one to BM. :wink:
I know, WTF is a ball roast? LOL.
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Postby brickmaster » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:14 am

Thanks guys

I knew that there was a rib cookoff the week of BM, I just didn't think about going to it on Labour Day. We'll see how we feel after we've cleaned the car and what not. We were planning on heading down to Tahoe for the day but I might try and convince them otherwise.

BJ's looks exactly like what I want. I'm looking forward to eating too much, having a heart attack and missing the burn. Nice!
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Postby Playa Foot » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:50 am

BBQ House is pretty damn good Oakland Style barbeque. It is on South Wells at Roberts. Take the Wells exit from I-80 it is a block or two past the viaduct.
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Postby Prospero's Ghost » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:27 pm

Oakland Style bbq... I like the idea of the smoking with fruit wood.
In KC we generally smoke with Mesquite and maybe a bit of Hickory as well.
I love me some Q so I might hit one or two of those places while in the area. We get in early on Sunday and leave on Labor Day so I think we have time...
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I'm with Playa Foot

Postby HotBox_brcu » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:15 pm

BBQ House on Wells at Roberts or Coach's BBQ (formerly another BBQ House/BBQ House affiliate) just off I-80 at Wells, a couple blocks North are AWESOME. Their HOT sauce is to die for, and they have an incredible selection of the most authentic sides. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

If you're from Ireland, in my experience, I would order everything Mild and get sides of the Medium and Hot as it's a whole different level of spicy than I found over there.
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Postby brickmaster » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:32 am

HotBox_brcu wrote:If you're from Ireland, in my experience, I would order everything Mild and get sides of the Medium and Hot as it's a whole different level of spicy than I found over there.


Don't worry I like my heat :D The only thing I can't eat is Atomic Hot Sause, it burns my mouth to pieces.

I lived in the bay area for a while (never got BBQ for some reason) so I'm acclimatized.

But your right, over here spicy doesn't taste any different than mild in most places
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