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Elgin, Southside market ---meh

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  • fracmeister
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1249
    • Sprang, TX
    • Dances with lemmings

      (and smokes on a Yoder 640, raises bees and shoots a .408 WIndrunner) "come la notte i furti miei seconda"

    Elgin, Southside market ---meh

    Big place, Blue bell milkshakes and a nice meat market. Sausage and moist brisket both well overcooked. No smoke ring on brisket or ribs. Ribs 50%+ fat and undercooked....well, at least no where close to tender... beans were good
  • Danjohnston949
    Former Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 4419
    • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

    #2
    fracmeister, It's always a let down and a shame when a Place doesn't come close to expectations! Eat Well and Prosper!
    From Fargo ND, Dan

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    • Max Good
      AmazingRibs.com's Keeper of the Flame
      • Jun 2014
      • 828
      • Max Good

      #3
      Check out Sweet Baby Ray's Restaurants just east of Elgin in Elk Grove Village and Wood Dale. My pal Duce is doing some good smoking on his big Southern Pride smokers.

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      • fracmeister
        fracmeister commented
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        Will do. I have grandsons in Austin and make the trip between NW Houston and there quite often.
    • Max Good
      AmazingRibs.com's Keeper of the Flame
      • Jun 2014
      • 828
      • Max Good

      #4
      I suspect I mistook "Elgin Southside Market" for Elgin, Illinois when you meant Elgin, Texas. I'm sure you have a lot of great joints between Austin and Houston. Believe it or not, we're doing pretty good up by me in the Chicago area. Meathead and I were just at one of Michael LaPidus' Q-BBQ locations feasting on goodies from his Ole Hickory Smoker.

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      • Dano
        Former Member
        • Mar 2016
        • 6
        • Austin, TX

        #5
        Elgin is best known for its sausage but I found Southside's sausage kinda greasy. If you like sweeter sauce, try Meyer's down the road when you get a chance.

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        • Clark
          Club Member
          • Mar 2020
          • 69
          • Broken Arrow, OK.

          #6
          The last time I ate there I had the best brisket I have ever had. Tender, moist, and great flavor. Potato salad was rated A+ too!

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          • texastweeter
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 2895
            • Republic of Texas

            #7
            Another place I live the hot guts at!

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            • JoeInTX
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              • May 2017
              • 73

              #8
              I actually prefer Meyers to Southside but I actually haven't been to either of them in years!

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