BBQ News: 12/02 – 12/08
– Louie Gohmert has a burning desire to cook ribs at the US Capital:
Louie Gohmert is still mad the Architect of the Capitol tried to shut down his balcony barbecue operation. pic.twitter.com/tvxjEi4fev
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) December 2, 2016
– It looks like Gohmert’s balcony barbecue may be back up and running next year.
– Zimmerhanzel’s in Smithville is the classic on again, off again, on again, off again, on again barbecue joint relationship. In other words, they have reopened yet again.
– Terry Gordon was already $10,000 deep when he realized he couldn’t turn an old Royce City gas station into a barbecue joint. Now he has a mobile barbecue trailer.
– For the third year in a row, Franklin Barbecue is on this list:
— Eater (@Eater) December 5, 2016
– Bon Appetit has some answers on where to find great barbecue for dinner in Austin.
– The BBQ Industry blog talked to Lance Kirkpatrick at Stiles Switch about their cooking methods and how they manage to keep from selling out of barbecue.
– The Scrumptious Chef has some notes on sourcing the right brisket.
– Reportedly, a barbecue trailer explosion did this in Houston:
— The Bishop (@BillBishopKHOU) December 1, 2016
– Robert Moss talked about his article on forgotten Georgia pitmasters with Michael Twitty and GPB News.
– The best pitmaster in DC, per the Washington Post, is opening a new barbecue joint, but he’s gotta use a Southern Pride smoker.
– Monk’s Meats is a vegan butcher shop in Brooklyn that also serves its smoked “wheat meat” at a barbecue stand.
– This is why you front-load your barbecue trailer:
— SciencePorn ???? (@SciencePorn) December 5, 2016
– John Mueller was spotted in Houston at Pappa Charlie’s Barbeque making a sausage delivery. He hasn’t been seen in barbecue circles since his J Mueller Meat Co. in Austin was seized by the state for failure to pay sales taxes.
– Tickets for the HOU BBQ Festival are on sale, and there’s a limited time discount.
– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt headed to Pinkerton’s Barbecue in Houston for their preview, and filed a report.
– Furious Grill has collected some of their favorite barbecue sites around the web and shared a description of each.
– Talking wood-fired cooking with Tim Byres:
— Central Track (@Central_Track) December 7, 2016
– The Dallas Observer talked with Ashton Stauffer of Jambo’s BBQ Shack in Arlington about being a woman in barbecue.
– Mike Sutter is back on the barbecue beat. This time it’s in Helotes at B Daddy’s BBQ.
– The fourth annual Texas Kosher BBQ Championship comes to San Antonio this weekend.
– 2M Smokehouse opened in San Antonio with poblano/Oaxaca cheese sausage, salt-and-pepper brisket, and barbecue syrup.
– Four months after their first brick-and-mortar, Heim BBQ is going for #2:
— Dallas Observer (@Dallas_Observer) December 7, 2016
– The Atlanta Journal Constitution took a barbecue tour with Bob Herndon, founder of the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Club. The article notes that Atlanta has more barbecue joints per capita than any other city.
– The BBQ Hub took issue with the AJC’s claim about the amount of barbecue in Atlanta, so they did some of their own figuring.
– J.C. Reid of the Houston Chronicle headed to North Carolina to savor the outside brown.
– John Shelton Reed muses on the mistakes often made by candidates when consuming North Carolina barbecue, and suggests Hillary may have had a better showing in the state if she’d chosen her barbecue meal more carefully.
– Brisket blessed by Bill Murray: