– Eater has released its second annual list of the 38 essential restaurants in the U.S. This year 13 new names have been added to the list, but Franklin Barbecue remains.
– Korean girls try American barbecue:
– Brooks Place BBQ in Houston has vocally supported open carry. The company received a violent threat to their Facebook page last week, but the weekend passed without incident.
– One of the most popular stories last week from the Washington Post was regarding Trent Brooks policy toward open carry.
– The Pit Room in Houston has parted ways with John Avila before they even had a chance to open.
– Are restaurant ratings fair to barbecue joints?
— J.C. Reid (@jcreidtx) January 9, 2016
– According to the Denton paper, the new Juicy Pig barbecue shop is already hopping.
– Jess Pryles dives into boar taint, a phenomenon that causes an off-flavor in pork.
– Alabama versus South Carolina:
— Garden & Gun (@gardenandgunmag) January 12, 2016
– A Chicago-based food blogger recounts his barbecue trip to Dallas and Austin.
– Learn the art of sausage making from Salt & Time in Austin.
– The Foodways Texas Camp Brisket was held in College Station last weekend, and here’s a wrap-up of the event from TAMU.
– How eating a cow’s eyeball can make you a man at a Texas barbacoa restaurant:
— Texas Monthly (@TexasMonthly) January 6, 2016
– Black’s BBQ in Austin is teaming up with chef Deepa Shridhar of Anjore to create a special menu mash-up of Indian flavors with smoked meats. The event is tonight.
– The Spring Shindig is and LBJ-themed barbecue in April at the Texas White House in Johnson City. This year it will be catered by Kent Black.
– The Longview News-Journal offers its endorsement to the local Bodacious Bar-B-Q (the original) which is now open five days a week.
– Riley Salas honed his barbecue skills in Lockhart and Luling, and has just opened JR’s BBQ in Geronimo, Texas.
– It’s not just for cooking anymore:
— Grub Street (@grubstreet) January 8, 2016
– Robert Moss of Southern Living writes in praise of barbecued chicken.
– Rob Sonderman of the Texas-style DCity Smokehouse in Washington DC is leaving the company to begin his own project.
– DClist has a first look at Texas Jack’s Barbecue which just opened in DC.
– The future of England’s Sausage Drone is in doubt after poor funding participation.
– We like darth’s proposed Amendment IX better than Governor Abbott’s:
— darth™ (@darth) January 8, 2016