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The Lonestar Sammie, made with sliced brisket, and macaroni salad are on the menu at Badlands BBQ in Norco. (Photo by Fielding Buck, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
The Lonestar Sammie, made with sliced brisket, and macaroni salad are on the menu at Badlands BBQ in Norco. (Photo by Fielding Buck, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
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Riverside County is a long way from Texas, but two restaurants in Riverside County serving Texas-style barbecue made it into Yelp’s top 20.

In the website’s “,” Calhoun Family Texas Barbeque in Murrieta landed at No. 17. This quick service mom-and-pop eatery specializes in brisket and sweet potato pie, according to its website. It’s at 24710 Washington Ave.

Badlands BBQ in Norco followed at No. 18. The menu includes several sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes and such sides as jalapeño bacon mac & cheese. The address is 120 Hidden Valley Parkway D.

There are four other Southern California restaurants in the list.

No. 19: Buckboard’s Barbecue & Brew, 975 Greenfield Drive, Suite A, El Cajon.

No. 21: Heritage Barbecue, 31721 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano.

No. 41: Spirit of Texas BBQ, 1588 West Highland Ave., San Bernardino.

No. 62: The Swingin’ Door Texas BBQ, 11018 Vanowen St., North Hollywood. r

Yelp is a company that publishes crowd-sourced reviews of restaurants and other businesses. To compile this list, it identified businesses in its Barbecue category that also have a lot of reviews using the word “barbecue.” It then ranked those businesses by several factors, including the ratings diners gave them.

 

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