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I had to meet a coworker in New Braunfels today. During the drive there I started thinking about BBQ. I convinced myself (though when it comes to BBQ, it doesn't take much convincing) that I had to have some brisket and sausage for lunch. Not just any BBQ would do, I wanted to try a place I had never had before. After a quick search on Yelp, I found CBQ with 4stars! I get out of the car and take a deep breath, first thing that comes to mind is "where's the smell of smoke". I decide the wind must be blowing the the smoke to the other side of the building. I continue inside, as I open the door I get it, the faint smell of smoke. I reassure myself with the 4 star rating. I see a "wait to be seated" sign and think what kind of TX BBQ joint is this. Shouldn't I walk up to the counter, order my brisket then carry a tray of juicy BBQ on butcher paper to the table and enjoy? Not here you don't! At the table I receive a menu and begin to make my decision. A two meat plate with moist brisket and tx sausage plus two sides. I remember reading a Yelp review about the creamy coleslaw and I saw burnt end BBQ beans menus on the menu. A few minutes later a plate is brought to my table. What's up with this brisket, it doesn't look right? The sausage looks good. Since when does diced pieces of brisket count as burnt ends? I remind myself, Don't judge a book by the cover, this place has 4 stars! Let's start with the sides. Burnt end BBQ beans - like I mentioned, the burnt ends are diced cubes of brisket with no flavor and how much sugar did you put in here? These beans are so sweet I cannot eat them. The creamy coleslaw - lots of shredded cabbage and a few shredded carrots with an entire tub of mayo doesn't make it coleslaw. I've had better coleslaw from a drive thru window. Time for the brisket - doesn't BBQ brisket have a smoke ring? What's up with the weird "bark" (I use that term loosely) it has more of a beef jerky texture and flavor to it. Did this brisket receive any smoke? If so was it wrapped in foil so the smoke couldn't reach the meat? Bill Miller's BBQ doesn't have anything to worry about when it comes to CBQ. They won't be taking any brisket business away. I'm a firm believer that if you need BBQ sauce on your brisket it wasn't cooked correctly..... so, where's the sauce? 3 choices of house made sauce. A basic sauce, a honey mustard, and a spicy. The waitress did mention that it was really spicy. I also read some Yelp reviews that it was made with ghost chilies and it was very very hot. I started with the basic - know wonder the BBQ beans were so sweet. This sauce has no smokey flavors only sweetness, I'll pass. Let's try the TX sausage - casing has a nice snap to it. Wow something that has flavor. I can eat this. It's actually a decent piece of sausage. You can see the pepper in it, wait, what's that I see? Is that a smoke ring? How is it possible for the sausage to have a smoke ring, but the brisket doesn't? I didn't bother asking where the sausage was made, but it was good. Now back to the brisket and sauce. Honey mustard sauce - again, how much honey is in here? This too is so sweet it's not enjoyable. I decide to stop with the brisket and sauce and just eat the sausage and a slice of white bread. If you find yourself standing in front of CBQ BBQ do yourself a favor. Go inside and order some sausage to go, then look across the street. Do you see the Bucee's gas station? Go over there and get you a brisket sandwich and enjoy. On my drive back home I wonder about that 4 star rating. I will not be returning to CBQ!!
Butchkluth @ CBQ, 2016-05-24 21:34:50
We had the pork tacos a sliced and abolish sausage all great love my Angelo's
douglas78@aol.com @ Angelo’s Bar-B-Que, 2016-05-24 19:35:51
I ordered the ribs and 1/2 of the brisket. The ribs were very respectable. Nice rub with just the right amount of pepper. Very juicy & smoked just right. The brisket had a nice pink ring to it & were very juicy (I'm a fan of the juicy/fat camp - always more flavor. That's what I tell my cartoligist). Big bib is a top five for me. Looking forward to coming back.
Joe Ashbaugh @ The Big Bib BBQ, 2016-05-22 18:21:56
I ordered the ribs and 1/2 of the brisket. The ribs were very respectable. Nice rub with just the right amount of pepper. Very juicy & smoked just right. The brisket had a nice pink ring to it & were very juicy (I'm a fan of the juicy/fat camp - always more flavor. That's what I tell my cartoligist). Big bib is a top five for me. Looking forward to coming back.
Joe Ashbaugh @ The Big Bib BBQ, 2016-05-22 18:21:32
Got a sliced and a coke sandwich was good I'll try again if I'm out this way
douglas78@aol.com @ Longhorn Smokehouse, 2016-05-21 18:48:33
Couldn't find this place
douglas78@aol.com @ Table 6, 2016-05-21 18:28:51
Same as the other bodacious I've had had the sliced to go
douglas78@aol.com @ Bodacious Bar-B-Q, 2016-05-21 18:25:07
Saw this place on country reporter it is fantastic hot links or chili twenty minutes later and my lips are still numb from the hot sauce
douglas78@aol.com @ Doc's Hot Links, 2016-05-21 18:17:25
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B & D Ice House

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

1004 S Alamo St.
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M-Thur 11-9, F-Sat 11-10, Sun 10-7

B-Daddy’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.75

14436 Old Bandera Rd.
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Tue-Thur 11-8, F-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-6

Big E’s Smoke House

205 Paredes Line Rd
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Monday - Friday 11:00am-7:00m pm Saturday ​11:00am-5:00pm Closed Sundays

Cowpoke’s

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

1855 W. Comal
Pearsall

Sun-€“Thur 8:30-€“8:30, Fri & Sat 8:30-€“9

Ed’s Smok-N-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 3

902 South W.W. White Rd.
San Antonio

M 11-7, W-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-7

El Machito

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
San Antonio

M-Thur 11-10, F-Sat 11-11, Sun 11-5

Gonzales Food Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4

311 Saint Lawrence
Gonzales

Open Mon-€“Sat 8-€“7. Closed Sun.

Hot Spot BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

2334 N St Mary's St.
San Antonio

M-Sat 11-7

King’s Hwy Brew & Q

TMBBQ Rating: 4

1012 N Flores St.
San Antonio

Tues-Thur 11-9, F-Sat 11-11, Sun 10-3

McMillan’s Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 4

9913 U.S. 59N.
Fannin

Sun-€“Thur 10-€“6, Fri & Sat 10-€“7:30.

Mumphord’s Place BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4

1202 E. Juan Linn
Victoria

Tue-€“Thur 11-€“7, Fri 11-€“8, Sat 11-€“6

Pioneer BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

213 S Nixon Ave.
Nixon

M-F 10-7:30, Sat 10-6

Rio Grande Grill

TMBBQ Rating: 4.0

417 W Van Buren Ave.
Harlingen

Tues-Thur 11-3, F 11-3 & 7-10, Sat 11-3

The Big Bib BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

104 Lanark Dr.
San Antonio

Tues-Sat 11-9, Sun 12-7

The Smoking Oak

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

546 Hidalgo St.
Mercedes

Thur-Sun 11-4

Two Bros. BBQ Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

12656 West Ave.
San Antonio

Mon-€“Sat 10:30-€“8:30, Sun 11-€“7

Van’s Bar BQ

TMBBQ Rating: 2

2648 I-37 (exit 65)
Oakville

Daily 7-€“7

Willie B’s Bar B.Q.

114 E. Loeb
Edinburg

Open Mon-€“Thur 11-€“9, Fri & Sat 11-€“10, Sun 11-€“5.