BBQ News: 05/23 – 05/29
– This month is National BBQ Month, and yesterday was National Brisket Day. Why so limiting?
– Matthew Odam from the Austin American Statesman steps into the barbecue list fray with his Top 10 BBQ Joints in Austin.
– You can also listen to Matthew Odam talk barbecue with Austin’s KUT.
– Black’s BBQ has their new sign up in Austin:
— Barrett Black (@blacksbbq) May 22, 2014
– Black’s BBQ (the Lockhart ones) will also launch a new food truck in Austin soon.
– Here’s a preview of Kent Black’s BBQ in San Marcos.
– Terry Black’s BBQ in Austin also has some new signage. “The New Barbecue Capital of Texas,” an obvious swipe at the original Black’s BBQ in Lockhart:
– Time recycled this two year old barbecue cities list from Food & Wine, so we might as well add it to the list.
– USA Today has their list of favorites for Kansas City barbecue.
– John T. Edge provides his picks for the best barbecue in Memphis.
– Ten great cities for barbecue from Bustle.
– Gayot has their ten favorite barbecue joints in the country.
– CultureMap Dallas makes the case for Texas BBQ.
– All these best barbecue lists, or really the reactions to them, caused Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker to pen a manifesto of sorts.
– I hope the fries will fill me up?
— Dickeys Barbecue Pit (@Dickeys) May 28, 2014
– J.C. Reid reflects on Texas’s “golden age” of barbecue in his column for the Houston Chronicle.
– Remembering back when Houston’s Fifth Ward was also known as the “Barbecue Ward.”
– Houston will soon have a new barbecue joint in El Burro & the Bull with John Avila.
– The Houston Business Journal looks at both new and old barbecue in Houston.
– Ronnie Killen of Killen’s BBQ in Pearland shows us how to smoke a brisket:
– Fed Man Walking found eight barbecue sandwiches to love in Austin.
– Fed Man Walking found eight barbecue sauces to love in Austin.
– Fed Man Walking found sixteen barbecue sides to love in Austin.
– Fed Man Walking found eight beef ribs to love in Austin.
– The Smoking Ho visits Brown’s BBQ in Austin and loved the pork ribs.
– You can always try the little-known “fusion style” barbecue in Austin:
— Austin Way Magazine (@AustinWayMag) May 21, 2014
– Your summer barbecues are going to get more expensive this summer.
– Beef prices taking a toll in Tennessee: “At the Parson’s Son, a barbecue restaurant in Jonesborough, a sign on the door informs customers that beef brisket is not currently available.”
– Smoke in Dallas is expanding to Plano with a new location:
– Steven Raichlen shares his love for beef short ribs on his Barbecue! Bible blog.
– Arby’s wanted to prove how serious it was about smoked brisket, so they aired the entire thirteen hours of a brisket cooking to set a Guinness Book of World Records for the longest commercial. They’ll post the full video on their YouTube channel soon.
– Williams Sonoma is now shipping pre-smoked barbecue.
– Michael Pollan on barbecue’s role in religion and the eroding sanctity of the meat we eat:
– A North Carolinian comes to Austin for her first taste of brisket, and sets herself up for multiple future disappointments after starting with the incredible brisket at La Barbecue.
– Barbecue historian Robert Moss doesn’t really agree with South Carolina’s assertion that they are the “Birthplace of Barbecue.”
– Destination America puts in a vote for the Carolinas:
– The Big Apple BBQ Block Party named their final pitmaster, and it’s Billy Durney of Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn.
– Making the case for a uniquely Brooklyn style of barbecue.
– Saveur is hosting their Summer BBQ event in New York, but they forgot to invite a pitmaster.
– Myron Mixon on TV personalities embracing barbecue: “People who just years ago would never be associated with barbecue want to be a part of it.”
– President Obama and Nancy Pelosi are holding a barbecue fundraiser in Dallas. I hope that’s some good brisket for $10,000 a plate.
– More BBQ and politics from gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott:
One of best things about a trip to Houston is stopping by Hinze’s BBQ in Sealy. http://t.co/gEeec2EV7C
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 28, 2014
– The Jacksonville, Texas fire chief Paul White is retiring and plans to open a barbecue joint called Chief’s Firehouse BBQ in July.
– South Texas BBQ just opened for business in Mesquite, Nevada.
– Thunder Country 107.1 (Commerce/Sulphur Springs/Bonham) named Fatboys BBQ the best barbecue in their listening area.
– The San Antonio Current enjoyed a seven-course meal at the Granary, and provided photos of every course.
– Franklin Barbecue is in the midst of an expansion to their smokehouse area, and the construction will force them to close from 6/23 to 7/7. Plan accordingly.
– Aaron Franklin explains to Eater Austin what to expect from the expansion.
– A look at the Austin Barbecue Society which is “elevating the experience of barbecue.”
– Pecan Lodge opened in Deep Ellum – Dallas Observer version:
– Pecan Lodge opened in Deep Ellum – CBSDFW version.
– Pecan Lodge opened in Deep Ellum – WFAA version.
– Pecan Lodge opened in Deep Ellum – Central Track version.
– All that press got Pecan Lodge one heck of a line on their opening day:
– A detailed story on the rise of Diane & Justin Fourton of Pecan Lodge in Dallas from D Magazine.
– And here’s the backstory on that great Pecan Lodge profile.
– Maybe Pecan Lodge will make this a regular menu item: