BBQ News: 01/20 – 01/26
– “I think people that have secrets in cooking, I really think they’re a**holes.” – Pat Martin:
– The KCBS is now accepting nominations for their BBQ Hall of Fame through March 1st.
– Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is now open for dinner, and they’re planning a second location in The Heights neighborhood of Houston.
– The Caboose BBQ has just opened south of Houston in Alvin. Country singer Wade Bowen is an investor.
– There’s a barbecue pop-up in Austin from an unlikely source:
Giant ribs are coming soon https://t.co/rOEqRyJNpp
— Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) January 21, 2017
– The Houston Chronicle ventures to San Antonio in search of good barbecue and finds it at Two Bros. Smokehouse.
– Alison Cook of the Houston Chronicle visits The Pit Room and is impressed with the barbecue and the generous pickle bar.
– Bloomberg has some Houston restaurant recommendations, including the new Killen’s STQ.
– Italian fusion BBQ coming to Waco soon:
R&D for Next months Menu special; beef Ribs with Herb Garlic Crust. For our Italian BBQ Fusion. pic.twitter.com/79uWkJInoz
— Honky Tonk Kid BBQ (@HonkyTonkKidBBQ) January 25, 2017
– Todd David, pitmaster at Cattleack Barbecue, will lead a barbecue class at Four Corners Brewery in Dallas on February 11th.
– The Dallas Observer finds plenty to like at Nate’s BBQ in Carrollton.
– If you own a kamado style smoker, aka Big Green Egg, here’s a guide to help you through a variety of cooks from steaks to ham.
– Big Boy’s BBQ in Sweetwater, a Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ joint, is now open Monday through Saturday.
– Absolutely essential:
— Zagat (@Zagat) January 25, 2017
– Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap is hosting a barbecue and wine event this Saturday. Follow the Smoke will feature Chef John Cox and Cowboy Cook Tom Perini.
– Louie Mueller Barbecue, Pinkerton’s Barbecue, and Harlem Road Texas BBQ are teaming up with St. Arnold’s for Super Beef Sunday on Feb 5th in Houston.
– The Red Dirt BBQ Festival in Tyler has announced their barbecue line-up.
– Valentina’s is back open in Austin in their new location:
— CultureMap Austin (@CultureMapATX) January 19, 2017
– The Austin American Statesman has a profile of Lockhart native James “Mad Jack” Jackson who is cooking Central Texas style barbecue in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
– Tablet takes a look at the new trend of Kosher cooking in barbecue.
– Texas isn’t the only one with barbecue lines. In Singapore there’s a controversy over using cheap foreign labor for standing in barbecue lines.
– A barbecue fan at the Austin Women’s March:
— YUNG POPE (@ManVsParty) January 22, 2017