– “Praying to The Altar of BBQ in Texas” from Trivago.
– Carolyn Wells and the KCBS traveled to Europe to help them put on a proper barbecue competition. The article goes into how to judge barbecue along with describing just how popular American cuisine, like barbecue and burgers, has become in Europe.
– KTBC in
Houston Austin looks at the affects of high meat prices on local barbecue joints.
– Beef doesn’t look to be getting any cheaper:
— Sarah Blaskovich (@sblaskovich) December 29, 2014
– A thief stole parts of the toilets at Red River BBQ in Houston.
– A Wisconsin man was killed instantly when a blast inside his homemade smoker blew the door open into his head.
– A video about burnt ends shot in Austin:
– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt shares his year in BBQ review which included 110 barbecue joint visits.
– To sauce or not to sauce, asks the Houston Chronicle.
– The inauguration of our new governor and lieutenant governor will feature a barbecue. Get your $10 tickets for the 01/20 affair.
– Grantland goes to la Barbecue in Austin:
– Berkeley, California will soon have a vegan butcher shop.
– A photographer spent a few days on the Slagel Family Farms in Illinois to document their pig slaughtering operation.
– Meat has remained relatively cheap because the big boys process it faster and faster, but that speed has other costs.
– But then, raising beef might actually be good for the planet.
– Mmm. Brisket cake:
— Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) December 22, 2014
– Subaru’s Drive magazine took a barbecue road trip through Texas with stops in Taylor, Driftwood, Lockhart, and San Antonio.
– Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor will be henceforth closed on Mondays, but will be open on Sundays. Weekend BBQ warriors rejoice.
– If you’ve always wanted to spend more time at Louie Mueller Barbecue, now is your chance. They’re looking for a pit apprentice.
– Louie Mueller is also about to have their own brand of barbecue sauce on grocery store shelves.
– Hays Co. BBQ in San Marcos is also getting into the barbecue sauce game with their own brand of bottled sauce.
– More BBQ and travel stories together:
— Bryan (@BBQBryan) December 24, 2014
– Chef Kent Rathbun will open Hickory Kitchen, featuring burgers and barbecue, in Plano in the spring.
– The Cheap Bastard finds a cheap meal at Ten 50 BBQ in Richardson.
– The Dallas Morning News reviews Ten 50 BBQ and gives it two stars.
– Zagat includes The Slow Bone and Pecan Lodge in their list of great sausages in Dallas.
– There’s a new barbecue joint coming to Dallas serving Kansas City style barbecue. In the announcement, the Dallas Observer notes that pork ribs are “woefully underrepresented in Dallas”. That came as a surprise.
– Andrew Zimmern shares his best barbecue picks with Delta’s Sky magazine.
– Steven Raichlen’s Top 10 list for 2014 includes a few familiar names in Texas barbecue.
– Micklethwait Craft Meats in Austin held a second anniversary celebration.
– Evan Leroy of Freedmen’s Bar in Austin covers the knives that every pitmaster needs.
– Franklin Barbecue in Austin gets some love from Food Republic in the end of year wrap-up.
– A look at the chicken-fried beef rib special from Stiles Switch.
– The Houston Chronicle praises the barbecue from Pappa Charlie’s, and shares some of owner Wesley Jurena’s struggles working out of a trailer.
– Houston BBQ History:
— Martin Hajovsky (@MartinHajovsky) December 29, 2014
– A Nashville pitmaster looks to get into the pit building business.
– LC’s BBQ in Kansas City suffers a chimney fire, but it looks like little permanent damage was done.
– Jimmy’s Barbecue in Lexington, North Carolina is closing for good.
– Famous Dave’s is evaluating the performance of their many locations across the country, and have already closed three locations in Virginia.
– Brisket pizza every Tuesday in Dallas:
Pecan Lodge Tuesday on Christmas Eve eve! Brisket, spicy soppressata, jalapenos, and BBQ sauce. Hurts so good! pic.twitter.com/aXwhCr0L1p
— Cane Rosso DeepEllum (@canerosso) December 23, 2014
– From the Charleston City Paper: “But the city’s preeminence as a barbecue leader was solidified in October when Austin, Texas’s brisket baron John Lewis of La Barbecue selected Charleston as his second home.”
– Southern Living introduces us to chicken mull, a traditional barbecue side dish in Georgia.
– This native Texan in Seattle traded his job in IT for one in the pits.
– BBQ worth the drive:
— DFW.com (@dfwdotcom) December 26, 2014
– There’s a movie out called “Barbecue,” but it doesn’t seem to be much about barbecue or any good.
– Thrillist calls Austin, Texas the best city for barbecue in the country.
– A serial meat thief has been apprehended in Austin. They’ll never know just how many briskets he stole from H-E-B.
– A whole new level of tailgating:
— Iron Works BBQ (@ironworksbbq) December 23, 2014