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Joel’s Bar-B-Q

Back in 1978 Joycelyn and her then-husband Joel Kubesch were smoking meat at area parking lots on the weekends. They then moved into this current building around 1980. Joycelyn runs the place now, but the building looks like it came from another century. The brisket was as dry as it looked. It was also lean and over-trimmed, but the flavor was good and there was plenty of smokiness from the mesquite. It would probably make a good chopped beef sandwich. Ribs were just mushy meat and a couple of clean bones. The rub was mainly sugar with a little salt for flavor. Given the lack of smoke, they must have been wrapped for a considerable portion of their cooking time. That would also explain how they got so overdone.

City: Flatonia

Cuisine:

Method: Gas-fired Rotisserie with Mesquite

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Address: 1200 Slaughterhouse Rd., Flatonia, TX, 78941

Hours: Sun-Thur 8-10, F 8-11

Phone: (361) 865-2454

Website: joelsbarbq.com

Year Opened: 1978

Last updated: September 16, 2013

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