BBQ News: 03/06 – 03/19
– BBQ in Florida has hope. This 4th grader derides the “BBQ” sloppy joes at his school cafeteria:
– The beef supply in 2015 is projected to be the lowest since 1993.
– Some folks upset with the upcoming USDA dietary guidelines, which will likely include recommendations to eat less meat, have started a petition.
– The EPA on limiting emissions from backyard grills: “We expect to limit the overall air pollution PM [particulate matter] emissions from barbecuing and to alleviate some of the acute health hazards that a barbecue pit master can experience from inhalation.”
– The Austin City Council will debate a plan to require pollution controls on barbecue pit exhausts in the city.
– Agree or disagree?
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) March 14, 2015
– Houston Fed, Texas Pit Quest, and Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt went on one long BBQ journey. They were less than impressed with Stiles Switch, and owner Shane Stiles wasn’t any more impressed with their assessment in the comment section.
– Texas Pit Quest also visited The Q Joint in Caney, Texas and filed this review.
– The Houston Chronicle explains the terms “Kobe” and “Wagyu” when it comes to beef.
– Serious about cooking with fire?
— Bon Appetit Magazine (@bonappetit) March 16, 2015
– After receiving a perfect score in chicken at the Flames on the Flint BBQ competition in Bainbridge, Georgia, Bill Allen suffered a heart attack and passed away.
– Glenn Wilke, a pitmaster at Cranky Frank’s BBQ in Fredericksburg passed away.
– A pit transformation:
— FATBOYS BBQ (@badboyofbbq) March 14, 2015
– Stringer’s Lufkin Bar-B-Que celebrates 65 years in business in East Texas.
– Chuck’s BBQ & Burgers in Evadale is profiled in the local paper.
– Walmart claims their new smoked brisket pizza is “a barbeque-lovers dream.”
– The Onion has some commentary on rest stop barbecue grills.
– Brisket cheesecake is doctor approved:
Our doctors & CEO eating brisket cheesecake from Val’s. Val’s ROCKS! They delivered last night in the sleet! Delish! pic.twitter.com/x126pfOitE
— TexasHealthCenter (@TXHealthSurgery) March 5, 2015
– Foodways Texas Camp Brisket in College Station has been scheduled for 2016.
– Trent Brooks of Brooks’ Place BBQ in Cypress is interviewed by the Houston Press.
– BBQ Godfather in Spring is profiled by the local paper.
– Looking for BBQ in Memphis?
— Holly Whitfield (@ilovememphis) March 16, 2015
– Virgie’s BBQ is profiled in a local Houston magazine.
– Grant Pinkerton looks to open a new barbecue joint inside the loop in Houston.
– Patrick Feges is leaving Killen’s Barbecue and will become the sous chef at Southern Goods in Houston.
– Barbecue and science at the GE BBQ Research Center:
— General Electric (@generalelectric) March 13, 2015
– Meatopia had a very large, multi-animal rotisserie called the “Deathmobile” at their Miami event.
– A crew from Los Angeles, including LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold, took a Texas barbecue road trip.
– Bon Appetit has their own SXSW BBQ list:
— Bon Appetit Magazine (@bonappetit) March 11, 2015
– Smoke in Plano is finding new ways to cook with fire in their new hearth kitchen.
– The Plano location of Smoke was just reviewed in the Dallas Morning News and given three stars.
– After opening its 500th store “Dickey’s will unveil a new prototype in May with an open kitchen and a ‘cool ambiance’ like a gastropub.”
– This new list of the best barbecue in Dallas has some interesting choices.
– Eater’s opinion is that barbecue sides are the best sides.
– The Notorious R. I. B.
A photo posted by Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (@stilesswitchbbq) on Mar 13, 2015 at 10:25am PDT
– The Texas Monthly Fire & Smoke Dinner is scheduled in San Antonio, and the SA Current has a preview.
– Harmon’s BBQ in Cibolo is reviewed by the San Antonio Express-News which found great ribs but inconsistent brisket.
– The Beaumont Enterprise provides this guide to eating SETX style barbecue around the city.
– The Kreuz jalapeño sausage burger is coming:
— Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) March 16, 2015
– Billy Durney of Hometown Barbecue was crowned as the brisket king of New York.
– The full lineup of pitmasters for the 2015 Big Apple BBQ Block Party has been announced.
– Denver’s restaurant scene is seeing a proliferation of smokers.
– A new barbecue restaurant from Guy Fieri called Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint will open in Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino.
– If you’re already sick of basketball brackets:
— Garden & Gun (@gardenandgunmag) March 18, 2015
– Kansas City has a barbecue bracket of their own from the KC Food Guys.
– In Charleston, South Carolina, Southern Living held an event called Cross Culture BBQ.
– Don’t watch this hungry:
Brisket porn pic.twitter.com/ZRyE8Sxpyq
— Dave Chang (@davidchang) March 16, 2015