BBQ News: 07/04 – 07/10
– Thrillist has ranked every state based on their food and drink options. Texas scored a #2 ranking based mainly on our great barbecue.
– Texas Barbecue Week starts this Sunday, and there’s some good eating to do around Texas barbecue joints.
– John Raven, the Commissioner of Barbecue shared a message for Barbecue Week including such opinions as “The Austin Trailer Trash Barbecue has grown to unreal proportions,” and “cook-offs are where the new
products and techniques are invented and refined. You won’t find a single barbecue joint with a research and development department.”
– J. C. Reid of the Houston Chronicle discusses tradition vs. progress in the world of Texas barbecue.
– I think “best-ever” is going a little far for baked ribs:
— Pork Be Inspired (@allaboutpork) July 9, 2014
– Eater Austin collects the early word on Terry Black’s BBQ in Austin.
– El Paso’s Off The Grill barbecue truck has won the 2014 BBQ Truck of the Year.
– Candace Brooks of Houston’s Harlon’s BBQ is interviewed by CocoaFab.
– A couple of Brits talk about what makes for good American style barbecue. There’s not much in here to argue with, but they sure make Cookshacks sound fancy. I also found this comment a bit strange: “[W]e both loved the whole Deep South dirty Americana smokehouse thing.”
– Hill Country BBQ in Washington DC was closed for a few days for some health department violations.
– This is how North Carolina treats their oldest operating barbecue joint:
— New Raleigh (@NewRaleigh) July 9, 2014
– Kansas City is famous for burnt ends. Here’s how they came about, and where to find them now.
– If you’re looking for barbecue options in Atlanta, Eater has a map for that.
– Zagat asks, sauce or no sauce?
– A little bit of Texas barbecue in Paris at The Beast.
– Not a great rating for Underwood’s:
— The Smoking Ho (@TheRunningHo) July 7, 2014
– Hays County BBQ in San Marcos was profiled by their local paper.
– La Barbecue is moving later this year, and adding a new pit.
– Will Buckman of Corkscrew BBQ in Spring and Ronnie Killen of Killen’s BBQ in Pearland share their barbecue tips.
– Corkscrew BBQ is getting a new pit, which means a lengthy closure for them. They will close on August 3rd, and will not reopen until August 26th.
– Franklin Barbecue is back open after a little construction. Here’s a look at their new pit room.
– Aaron Franklin talks about the expansion to Austin’s KUT. On why he doesn’t charge more for his barbecue: “I feel that we’re charging as much as we can, and that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t cost us an arm and a leg to produce that, but it’s just not worth any more. I would feel guilty charging somebody more than we do.”
– This Philadelphia blogger thought Franklin Barbecue was worth the wait.
– Meat vs. Meat:
— Eater National (@Eater) July 7, 2014
– Toronto now has a vegetarian butcher shop featuring Yam Chops and Coconut Ba-Con.
– The tiniest grill you’ve ever seen.
– From Forbes: Team Carbeque’s goal was to “build a race car that makes slow cooked traditional barbecue while it drives.”
– Traveling with a lit pit can be hazardous to your truck.
– If you’d like to hear me talk to the CBS Evening News about being the Barbecue Editor…
– Watch a step-by-step tutorial on how to break down a hog with Morgan Weber of Houston’s Revival Market.
– There’s a big BBQ Cook Off in Pasadena, Texas this weekend:
— Texas Q (@OriginalTexasQ) July 7, 2014
– Nightline highlights the great Texas style barbecue in Brooklyn at Hometown Bar-B-Que and Delaney Barbecue.
– Here’s a photo gallery of Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn captured at 2:00pm on a Sunday by Daniel Kreiger.
– Chuck Eats the Street, a show on the Cooking Channel, will air their Austin episode tonight which features Stiles Switch BBQ.
– Mark Evanier on how reading all these barbecue lists are a little like looking at a Playboy.
– This list of Texas BBQ joints from Gear Patrol has plenty of the usual suspects, but at least one big surprise:
— Gear Patrol (@gearpatrol) July 4, 2014
– Myron Mixon did a Q&A session on Reddit this week. He shared more than I expected, and he’s never been to Franklin Barbecue.
– This article from Indian Country claims that South Carolina is the birthplace of American barbecue.
– Eleven grilling disaster videos from Eater.
– 425, people:
— Dickeys Barbecue Pit (@Dickeys) July 9, 2014
– A Fort Worth Star Telegram profile of Bailey’s Bar-B-Que in downtown Fort Worth.
– A DFW.com review of Pecan Lodge: “Each bite, upholstered in fat, topped with peppery crust, made it hard to imagine getting brisket any other way.”
– There’s going to be some barbecue at the Taste of Dallas this weekend:
— Riscky’s (@risckysbbq) July 9, 2014
– There’s a rumor in the Waco Tribune that Salt Lick BBQ is eyeing a new spot in Waco.
– President Obama came to Dallas for $10,000 per plate barbecue, and Austin’s John Mueller catered it.
– You can now buy $250 tickets for a dinner at Franklin Barbecue in Austin on September 20th with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
– From Samuel Jones of Skylight Inn: “There’s a time when barbecue wasn’t cool. It was in the armpit of the culinary world.”