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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Big Time Barbecue"

  (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: July 3, 2016 
Aired on: July 3, 2016 
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Pecan Lodge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pecan LodgeSee Pecan Lodge Video
(3406 ratings)

2702 Main St Map It!
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 748-8900
www.pecanlodge.com
  • Beef Brisket
    signature dish; west Texas brisket w/ side of east Texas BBQ sauce; mesquite-smoked for 15-18 hrs; juicy; "rockin' brisket!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
    mesquite-smoked for 12-15 hrs; w/ side of Carolina vinegar-based BBQ sauce; looks good
  • The "Hot Mess"
    jumbo sea salt-crusted sweet potato, south Texas barbacoa (shredded brisket w/ southwestern seasoning), chipotle cream, cheese, butter, green onions; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3406 ratings
multiple local awards & accolades; moved from original airing location (1010 S Pearl Expy); Other Recipes: Collard Greens Gratin
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  • Pulled Pork
    top seller; pork is spice rubbed then left overnight in fridge; smoked for 10-14 hrs @ 225-degrees basting w/ apple juice every hour; looks good
  • Ribs
    St. Louis ribs (spareribs); smoked for 4-5 hrs @ 165-degrees basting w/ apple juice 20 minutes; toward the end ribs are topped w/ brown sugar and honey and re-smoked to create a glaze; lastly ribs are cut and grilled and topped w/ more honey
4.5 out of 5
702 ratings
opened in a 1940s gas station; BBQ smoked in oak wood; place burnt down 2-weeks after filming...they re-built it since
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  • Collard Greens
    looks good
  • Ribs
    pork ribs spice-rubbed & marinated for 24-hrs, smoked in red oak & pacaya for 3-4 hrs; served w/ side of homemade spicy BBQ sauce; looks good
  • Deep Fried Turkey
    injected w/ housemade seasoning & deep-fried in peanut oil; looks good
  • "Lunch Tray"
    brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, sausage links, sides, cornbread & BBQ sauce
  • BBQ Chicken
4.0 out of 5
1559 ratings
opened in 2008; Texas-style BBQ; moved from original airing Compton location
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  • Chopped Brisket Sandwich
    beef brined & smoked in red oak for 5 hrs, chopped & BBQ sauced; topped w/ bread-and-butter pickles, sliced onion; looks good
  • Pork Belly Sandwich
    pork belly brined for 12 hrs & smoked for 3 hrs, sliced & grilled; topped w/ spicy pickled carrots, cilantro, barbecue sauce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
806 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2009; serving Texas-style BBQ; seasonal (check website for openings/hours); Other Recipes: Bread and Butter Pickles
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Bar-B-Q King: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(140 ratings)

2900 Wilkinson Blvd Map It!
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 399-8344
www.barbqking.com
  • Bar-B-Q Chicken
    fried chicken dunked in vinegar-based BBQ sauce; "cross between fried chicken, BBQ chicken and chicken wings"; looks good
  • Pulled Pork
3.5 out of 5
140 ratings
since 1959; institution drive-in w/ car hop service
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Green Mesquite BBQ & More: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
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(544 ratings)

1400 Barton Springs Rd Map It!
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 479-0485
www.greenmesquite.net
  • Chicken Fried Steak
    topped w/ gravy
  • Pork Ribs
  • Wings
    sauced, smoked then deep-fried
3.5 out of 5
544 ratings
smoked in green mesquite; outdoor seating w/ green picnic tables; Kansas City-style BBQ sauce; Other Recipes: Beans
7
  • Big Leonard Sandwich
    top seller; pork shoulder sandwich topped with mild BBQ sauce and slaw; looks good
3.5 out of 5
132 ratings
started in 1922 as a little stand w/ 5 stools; Elvis was a regular
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives - "Big Time Barbecue"   (7 restaurants)    
Aired on: July 3, 2016 
Aired on: July 3, 2016