– Pitmaster Aaron Franklin of Austin’s Franklin Barbecue has been nominated for the Best Chef; Southwest award by the James Beard Foundation.
– Austin and Lockhart take the #1 and #3 spots on this list of best barbecue cities in America from Thrillist
– Will and Nichole Buckman of Corkscrew BBQ in Spring sat down for a chat with the Houston Press:
– Southern Living ranks their ten favorite Carolina barbecue joints.
– Noted North Carolina pitmaster Ed Mitchell has closed his restaurant in Durham, but plans to reopen in another location in the future.
– A patriotic resident of San Marcos, Texas fought the grilling gestapo and won.
– Anybody looking for smoked trachea?
– Burger Mary educates some Aussies about the history of Texas barbecue in Rhythms Magazine.
– Austin pitmaster Evan LeRoy of Freedmen’s will travel to Australia to be the featured cook at the Carnivore’s Ball in Melbourne.
– Locals are raving about Texas style barbecue joint City Butcher in Springfield, Missouri.
– A cool illustration depicting some barbecue joints surrounding Austin:
— aaron meshon (@aaronmeshon) January 12, 2015
– You’ve already missed it, but you could have gotten 84% off of your bill at Vitek’s in Waco on Tuesday thanks to the McLennan County Farm Bureau.
– The Houston Chronicle looks at the pros and cons of brick pits versus the newer rotisserie smokers.
– The Houston Chronicle lists several barbecue joints on their list of great road food around the state.
– Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston will move their operation to a mobile unit next month until they’re able to open in their new location this summer. For now, they are closed except for catering.
– They’re serving boneless beef short ribs at Tin Roof BBQ north of Houston:
— Brek Webber (@carnivoreprime) February 14, 2015
– The Smoking Ho tried City Market in Luling and found some barbecue worth returning for.
– The South Austin Foodie visits Brown’s BBQ trailer in Austin.
– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt took a Valentine’s Day road trip through barbecue country in Central Texas and the Hill Country.
– Sadly, Tommy Hallett of Tommy’s Bar-B-Que in Gun Barrel City has passed away.
– Ronnie Killen of Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is playing with sausage again:
Brisket, pork belly and applewood bacon stuffed sausage. IM SERIOUS, BEST SAUSAGE I HAVE EVER TASTED! pic.twitter.com/dyx1WeL30h
— Ronnie Killen (@killensbbq) February 15, 2015
– Tickets for the Red Dirt Festival (on 05/02) are on sale, but the VIP tickets are already sold out.
– The Houston BBQ Festival (on 04/23) tickets are also on sale.
– On March 1st, Kreuz Market in Lockhart will be open for business on Sundays.
– There’s a retail building boom in Bryan, Texas and the new Kreuz Market is a big part of that.
– Hart’s Firehouse BBQ of Lampasas and Hico is profiled.
– Kansas City style barbecue joint 18th & Vine will open in Dallas in the spring.
– Back Home Barbecue is open in Dallas, but only for dinner. They don’t start serving from the drive-thru until 4:00pm:
— Eater Dallas (@EaterDallas) February 15, 2015
– Sadly, the first taste of smoked brisket that some in the Middle East ever ate came from Wendy’s.
– Starbucks is testing a barbecue brisket sandwich for their new grab-n-go menu.
– Andy Staples visits a Texas style barbecue joint in Phoenix called Little Miss BBQ for his column Punt, Pass, and Pork.
– Because of its “distinct class of stimuli,” fat is being considered as a sixth essential flavor by scientists.
– They’re selling brisket at market price in California:
— Aaron Staines (@OaklandAaron) February 15, 2015