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Bar-B-Que Done Right

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Tender ribs and spicy African-American-style beef links were the main attractions at the Bar-B-Que Done Right trailer on Saturday afternoon. Homemade pinto beans with lots of pork and peppers and an awesome creamy mashed potato salad were the outstanding sides. Gregory Carter, the proud proprietor of the shade tree barbecue stand, refused to sell me any brisket. "My brisket takes at least 12 hours, and I don't sell it before it's ready," he told me. "Come back in about two hours."

I first saw, or rather smelled, Carter's operation as I drove down Laura Koppe. His impressive mobile kitchen was putting out a large cloud of smoke. The trailer has a built-in barbecue smoker with a firebox outside the back door. He let me poke my head inside and take a photo of the cooking meats when he opened the smoker up to get some ribs out. The trailer was parked under a street sign that read 8800 Lanewood St. in the Fifth Ward neighborhood called Trinity Gardens, just east of 59 and north of 610.

Carter said he usually parked at the same corner on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. He handed me a card and told me to call him if I needed a catering job done. The card said, phone 832-731-2940 or e-mail Gregory6319@yahoo.com.

Before I drive over there again, I'm going to call him or e-mail him to see what time the brisket will be done.

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