Let it be known that National Brisket Day is Thursday, May 28.

Food & Dining Magazine’s digital editor asked if any Louisville area establishments would be honoring National Brisket Day, a profoundly unscientific sampling that yielded the following suggestions.

“I believe Lucretia’s Kitchen serves brisket daily,” wrote TL. His link leads to a must-watch video. 

Troy recommended Jucy’s Smokehouse in Pewee Valley, where he’s the manager. 

Martin’s BBQ Joint has amazing brisket seven days a week,” enthused frequent customer RJ. It’s at 3408 Indian Lake Drive, off Westport Road.

KL cast a ballot for Rubbies Southside Grill & Bar, near the airport, and the inimitable beer barker Sam Cruz chimed in: “Everyday at Against The Grain Brewery and Smokehouse is Brisket Day.”

To reiterate, this survey is by no means exhaustive. Barbecue can be polarizing, and it’s more than a style of cooking. It’s a creed, and barbecue adherents have both rites and favorites. Differing opinions are a consequence, and these are instructive for those of us on the outside, who can set aside the finer points in pursuit of what is perhaps the ultimate in comfort food.  

A closing tip of the cap goes to Smoke Over Fire BBQ, primarily a caterer and food truck, which appears to have spent the period of the pandemic lockdown feeding front line workers and those in need. Thanks, guys. 

Cover photo credit: Foodimentary.