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Places To Try - Blue Ribbon BBQ of Austin, TX

Publié le par Dinah dans «Lifestyle».

By pure luck we heard that there was a new BBQ joint in downtown Austin called Blue Ribbon BBQ. Since most of the EatsBBQ crew works in the area that’s awesome for us. It’s actually just across the street Mike’s office, and few blocks away from mine. It’s in the bottom of the Frost Tower (in the old WeFuse space) on 4th Street.

When you walk in it’s not your typical BBQ place. There aren’t pits anywhere to be found. Before you lose total interest, know that they actually smoke the meat in Taylor, TX. So there is some cred there, just not the full allotment. It looks like a restaurant that’s in an office complex. Walls are clean and untarnished by smoke, there are windows and they let a lot of light in, and their are pictures of BBQ pits, pitmasters, and meat on the walls. Very atypical of the every other BBQ place you’ve seen.

Even with the decor not what I was used to, I bellied up to the counter and placed my order. 2 meat plate with sausage and brisket, sweet corn, and potato salad. The rest of crew ordered and I think we got every kind of meat they had available. So there was a sampling of everything. One of the bright spots of day was the serving size. It was very large. In the downtown area you just get accustomed to paying a lot or small serving sizes. So nice surprise.

Photos by Ray Pierce - click on the images to go to the Flickr set

Turkey and Chopped Brisket

Brisket and Ribs

Brisket and Sausage

The brisket was well smoked and had a good flavor. It wasn’t as tender as I would have liked, but not bad none the less. It seemed to be a pretty lean cut of meat, and I suppose that is what lead to it. The sausage was a medium ground packed sausage. It was well above average. Not as good as Meyer’s sausage, but good. They serve it with a sweet BBQ sauce. Not as sweet as the Salt Lick though. From trying the other guys plates, we also found out that they do a mean smoked turkey. Next time that I go I will probably order it.  I've heard rumors that they still use Weber Original Charcoal Kettle Grills from time to time for smoking and bbqing.  I absolutely love that grill, so it makes sense that it would work well in a bbq joint like this. 

As for the sides, they had large serving sizes as well. The corn that I had was very good and seemed pretty fresh. The potato salad wasn’t as good as I was hoping for. It was like Rudy’s Potato salad, just not as good.

I was very pleased with the results of the lunch. Especially since it wasn’t overly expensive either. I spent under $15 for all of that and was more than I should have eaten. It’s not got the history of some of the out lying BBQ joints, but it puts up a decent fight. So in my opinion this was a very good value and would recommend it for anyone in the downtown area.


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The best ways to Change A Blowout - Advancement Auto Components

Publié le par Dinah dans «Lifestyle».

Transforming a blowout. This is something that every vehicle driver's going to encounter at once or an additional. One of the most important thing, do not panic. Gradually obtain the vehicle managed sideways of the road in a refuge, on secure ground to ensure that the jack will not sink. And think it or not, adhering to the step by step instructions in your owner's manual is still the most reliable as well as, more significantly, the safest means to set about doing this repair. The primary step is to earn sure you've obtained the automobile in park, the emergency brake on, as well as the engine shut off, all for security. After that you intend to search in the proprietor's guidebook. Ours does a terrific work of showing us the jack points around the vehicle. You can not raise a unibody automobile simply anywhere. You have actually reached hit the strengthened points on the corners. The owner's guidebook reveals us that. We have actually situated ours right down below. It's a hefty item of steel. You move the jack under and snug it up. However prior to we jack up the vehicle, we intend to proceed as well as loosen up the lug nuts on the puncture. Complying with the directions in our proprietor's handbook, we take the equipment which was in the tire adjustment package in the trunk, insert it into the jack. We currently develop a handle of the lug wrench and also we go on as well as elevate the car. Ensure you obtain the automobile much sufficient off of the ground that your new fully inflated tire will certainly clear. We're on steady ground here. If you're doing this in crushed rock or dust, be sure that your jack is not sinking. That can be really dangerous. And I like to work from the top down. Some people can muffle the ground as well as your legs end up under the lorry as you change the tire, which I really do not like, when you're roadside. When you obtain the lug nuts off, you're now in good setting without harming your back to raise this wheel off and go on as well as roll it back to the trunk. This is our short-lived extra. It's a temporary spare. It's syntheticed to go no greater than 100 miles, and also to not go beyond 50 miles a hr. Recognize that. This is mosting likely to alter how your lorry deals with, and certainly exactly how it guides, considering that it's on the front end. Working from the top down, you align the lug studs with the holes. Glide the wheel right on. Re-install your lug nuts. And as you snug them up, do it in a crisscross pattern similar to this and after that do one final firm in a crisscross pattern when you get the lorry back down on steady ground. Well, the short-term extra's on. The lug nuts are limited. And we're gone to the local tire shop. The faster we obtain that initial tire as well as wheel back on, the safer we'll be as we travel later on.


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