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

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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. 

Smoke Over Fire BBQ wants to thank everyone who came out today. We were happy to be very busy. We even stayed open an…

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Cover photo credit: Foodimentary.