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For Tex-Mex, the Original Ninfa's on Navigation is my favorite with El Tiempo not far behind.  The history behind these two is interesting; you should check them out  I'm almost certain that Tx monthly has Gatlin's rated the highest in Houston and in the top 10 in Tx.  Salt Lick may be #1. Can't go wrong with any of the Pappa's restaurants.

 

Sorry to derail, but I love visiting my brother in Houston bc of the food!


Ninfa's is awesome and pretty much put Tex-Mex on the map in late 1970's.  

 

See Ya,

Steve

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I generally don't wear cordovan boots in the summer, largely because it doesn't fit the wardrobe and there are better alternatives for me. Friday through Sunday from May-September in NYC, I'd rather be wearing LHS (cordovan, CXL or suede), suede longwings and shortwings, suede chukkas and PTBs, etc. Yukueten and Quoddy have great mocs available as well. I basically box up all my cordovan boots starting in May. I will keep CXL indy boots out for wet weather.
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Gatlin's is THE best BBQ in Houston, hands down!  I'll even eat their brisket from time to time (but prefer their pork BBQ).  I have not had the pleasure of visiting Salt Lick yet.

I second Gaitlin's as being top notch in Houston. I haven't tried Killen's yet down in Pearland and they've been getting a lot of praise so I must get down there soon. Salt Lick in Driftwood (outside of Austin) is pretty darn good and their sauce is what makes it for me. These are the big and popular ones (Papas, Good company, Desmeris, Rudy's are other popular choices).

There's an abundance of family owned mom and pop bbq joints that serve excellent bbq in greater tx (Lockhart, Luling, Elgin, Giddings, etc.. are places I've been to.). Brisket is king in Texas but I'm a novice in all this, transplanted from southern California about 8 years ago.

IME Houston climate is conducive to boots most of the time between November and April. And even then I'm spending most of my day in a climate controlled office. Unless I'm doing a lot of walking outdoors in the summer, boots (shell or calf) are almost always in the mix for me.
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@ReppTiePrepster

My lady is die hard Texan (east), so I'm sure she'd shank ya for those words, but I'd have your back on the basis of your fine shoe collection.

Love all this BBQ talk, guys. Might head there in March (TX) to see her family. Has always wanted to sample BBQ in every state and document it.
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I believe this came up a while ago when Alden's seconds lists came out last month (or this one, can't remember).  I believe this boot is built on the military last aka the 379X last.  Someone mentioned that it comes from a Japanese retailer.

 

Interesting RTP, I must have missed that discussion. I will try digging back through the thread and see if I can find anything else out. Previously, when I Googled the model number from the auction, 4050H, the only hit that wasn't a street address was a Japanese website. 

 

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I believe this came up a while ago when Alden's seconds lists came out last month (or this one, can't remember).  I believe this boot is built on the military last aka the 379X last.  Someone mentioned that it comes from a Japanese retailer.

 



RTP - good memory, if the model states 4540 inside the shoe then its the one TSM sold in November. The Lakota House in Japan carries them.

BenL - I bought one and its a great boot, comfortable and I get lots of compliments from people who usually just say , "ohh ...another new shoe/boot" smile.gif enjoy !!!!!

 

Duck, I haven't gotten them yet but as I mentioned, the auction has them listed as 4050H for the model. I'm going to verify with the seller to see if the model number is correct.

Either way, I kinda fell in love with these at first sight and I am glad they ended up mine. Glad to hear they appeal to the masses :)

 

Edit to add: Spoke with the seller and he confirmed that they are 4540. There was a typo in the auction.


Edited by BenLeaman - 12/18/14 at 3:21pm
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RTP-I agree that BBQ brisket done wrong is no good!  However if you know BBQ done right.... then its really good.  I make a mean pork butt, pork ribs, and just about anything on my Primo ceramic grill.  The key is low heat, and high moisture.  My pork tastes like the Carolina's and TN with a nice sweet tang to it!

 

I totally understand what your saying on wearing boots in the summer.  However...you don't see real ranch hands wearing anything but boots working the herds, the horses, or the land.  No doubt in the business world that's different.  The great thing about Texas is in the summer the women agree that less is more and thats fine with me!

 

See Ya,

Steve

You're singin' my sweet summer song, my friend! :D  Can't wait for the warm weather to come.  Until then, I'll enjoy my boots and the cooler weather...  lol.

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@ReppTiePrepster

My lady is die hard Texan (east), so I'm sure she'd shank ya for those words, but I'd have your back on the basis of your fine shoe collection.

Love all this BBQ talk, guys. Might head there in March (TX) to see her family. Has always wanted to sample BBQ in every state and document it.


Thank you my friend.  BBQ is one of those topics that can truly divide even the former Confederate states.  I feel fortunate to have lived and traveled extensively in the states that have the best BBQ.  (TN, VA, NC, and TX)

 

Exactly ten years ago I went to a good friend's wedding in Memphis.  I arrived late (10pm) on a Friday night and stayed at the famous Peabody Hotel.  I told my wife I would find some food across the street and bring some back while she unpacked and put our four-month-old girl to bed.  The Japanese restaurant we saw, much to our disappointment, was already closed, so  I looked down the block and saw a little neon sign the said "ribs" with an arrow pointing down a set of dark, poorly lit stairs in a gloomy looking alley.

 

To this day, I can't recall a place better than "Rendezvous Ribs." In the two night, two day trip, we ate their food three times!

 

Again, really sorry to derail.  I'm getting really hungry!

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Just scored these on eBay for an ok price. They are seconds from TSM. Does anyone know whose make up these are? I've been told they are model 4050H but I can't figure out where they were intended to go. It's simple curiosity at this point but I figured you're the guys to ask.

Ben, my eye says 379x last - which would most likely make them an Asian or Japanese makeup (EDIT - saw replies that almost confirm). Shoemart seconds are fantastic because you can score literally unique-to-the-US models. I got this snuff suede boot on the modified and it is exceptional:


Edited by Roguls - 12/18/14 at 5:50pm
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Thank you my friend.  BBQ is one of those topics that can truly divide even the former Confederate states.  I feel fortunate to have lived and traveled extensively in the states that have the best BBQ.  (TN, VA, NC, and TX)

Exactly ten years ago I went to a good friend's wedding in Memphis.  I arrived late (10pm) on a Friday night and stayed at the famous Peabody Hotel.  I told my wife I would find some food across the street and bring some back while she unpacked and put our four-month-old girl to bed.  The Japanese restaurant we saw, much to our disappointment, was already closed, so  I looked down the block and saw a little neon sign the said "ribs" with an arrow pointing down a set of dark, poorly lit stairs in a gloomy looking alley.

To this day, I can't recall a place better than "Rendezvous Ribs." In the two night, two day trip, we ate their food three times!

Again, really sorry to derail.  I'm getting really hungry!

Carrier has a plant near Memphis, and part of the tour is to stay at the Peabody and a trip to Rendezvous. Awesome ribs, and hard to beat.

BBQ and boots go together!

See Ya,
Steve
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Rendezvous is good however Uncle Lou's is amazing! It's fried chicken but their chicken is better than Rendezvous BBQ
post #98741 of 122416
RTP, you have forgotten MO - Kansas City, specifically:


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King Barrie Tankers for me today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

 

How come the heel stack doesn't look as high as most commando soled boots?

post #98743 of 122416

Never had Uncle Lou's fried chicken but Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room's fried chicken in Savannah is incredible!

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RTP, you have forgotten MO - Kansas City, specifically:



I haven't forgotten.  Just haven't had the pleasure.  Need to take a trip!

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I'm a native San Antoniam living in NYC, and sacrilege though it may be, Fette Sau in Williamsburg Brooklyn is the best BBQ I've ever had.

For Tex-Mex, I've not had anything that trumps La Fogata on Vance Jackson in Alamo City.
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