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We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Hundreds of people lined up this past Saturday inside Shed 2 of the Dallas Farmers Market, all in hopes of sinking their teeth into some of the best barbecue in the country at Pecan Lodge. I was there, camera in hand, shooting some meaty behind-the-scenes shots for Scott Reitz's Dish review, but also took the opportunity to interview a few of the dedicated smoked-meat fans about their favorite barbecue, where they're from, and most important what they'd do if Pecan Lodge ran out of barbecue before they got to the front of the line.

Name: Earl and Chris Garland Age: Both are 59 From: Carrollton Amount of time spent in line: 45 minutes Favorite barbecue: Bodacious Bar B Que in Tyler Sauce or no sauce: Him: No sauce Her: Sauce on the side "I'm a dipper" What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: "Pack up our chairs and go home."

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We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name: Erin Ruhl Age: 26 From: Originally from Kentucky, but lives in Houston (left Houston at 7 o'clock that morning to get barbeque). Amount of time spent in line: Just got in line Favorite barbecue: Smitty's Market in Lockhart and Neely's Bar-B-Que in Memphis Sauce or no sauce:"No sauce, but sometimes I like to dip" What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: "I don't know, I haven't thought that far ahead. But let's keep our fingers crossed."

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We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name: Paul Ekawat Age: 31 From: Dallas Amount of time spent in line: An hour and a half Favorite barbecue: The original Sonny Bryan's Sauce or no sauce: Sauce What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: "Get the fried chicken I guess. I waited for three hours last time and they ran out, so I came back this week."

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We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name (from left to right): Tonya Mitchell, Valerie Wooten, Bianca Wooten Age: "30ish," 49, 27 From: Mesquite Amount of time spent in line: More than an hour Favorite barbecue: Lockhart, Sweet Georgia Brown, "I don't know... Dickey's?" Sauce or no sauce: Sauce What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: Get the fried chicken.

 

We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name: Michael, Lori and Charlie Lysobey Age: 40, 34, 3 Amount of time spent in line: Nearly an hour Favorite barbecue: The original Sonny Bryan's Sauce or no sauce: Him: No sauce. "I'm a vegetarian, but I'm going to try the barbecue." Her: Sauce on the side Charlie: No sauce What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: Her: "Probably just have a lot of fruit for lunch." Charlie: "Be hungry and sad. Eat cake."

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We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name: Jeff Walker, Elizabeth Stacey Age: 40, 34 From: Him: Currently Dallas, but originally from Kansas City Her: Currently Dallas, but originally from Memphis Amount of time spent in line: 45 minutes Favorite barbecue: Him: Arthur Bryant's BBQ in Kansas City Her: Central BBQ in Memphis Sauce or no sauce: Him: "It depends, it shouldn't need it but I always get it on the side." Her: Sauce What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: "I'd take her to Sammy's or Lockhart."

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We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name: Russell & Janie Sard Age: 65, 62 From: Burleson Amount of time spent in line: About an hour Favorite barbecue: Him: "Mine, I smoke my brisket for 16 hours over mesquite and pecan." Her: "I guess I'd better say his." Sauce or no sauce: Him: No sauce Her: "I use it if it needs help" What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: Him: Go to the original Sonny Bryan's Her: "Go over there (points across the room) and get a tamale."

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We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name: Josh Stacey Age: 32 From: Originally from California but currently lives in Jordan Amount of time spent in line:About an hour Favorite barbecue: Central BBQ in Memphis Sauce or no sauce: Sauce What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: Come back earlier tomorrow

 

We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name: Chase Harrison and Sean O'Neal Age: 30, 28 From: Harrison: Currently lives in Dallas, originally from Alabama O'Neal: Currently lives in Dallas, originally from Gulfport, Mississippi Amount of time spent in line: An hour and a half Favorite barbecue: Harrison: Miss Myra's Pit Bar B Q in Birmingham, Alabama O'Neal: Cooper's in Llano, Texas Sauce or no sauce: Sauce What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: Harrison: "I'd grab another six pack." O'Neal: "I would grapple over that wall there, grab the first warm basket and run as fast as I could."

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We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name: Kristal McGhee (Slim Pickin's) Age: 27 From: Current Dallas, but originally Kansas Amount of time spent in line: Just got in line Favorite barbecue: Julius Rib Cage in Kansas Sauce or no sauce: "Depends on how tender the meat is." What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: Cry

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We Interviewed People in Line at Pecan Lodge to Find Out What Their Favorite Barbecue Is

Name: Chris Dinsmore Age: 39 From: Currently in Dallas but originally from Kansas City. "I got barbecue in my blood." Amount of time spent in line: Got to skip the line because he bid on (and won) the golden ticket at Meat Fight. Favorite barbecue: Back home: Gates Bar B. Q. or Oklahoma Joe's. In Texas: City Market in Luling, Texas Sauce or no sauce: "Depends if the barbecue is good." What they'll do if Pecan Lodge runs out of barbecue: Didn't need to worry about that.

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