BBQ News: 12/23 – 01/05
– Have we gone too far? Bacon-wrapped ribs:
— Heavy Metal BBQ (@HeavyMetal_BBQ) January 2, 2017
– With a new smoker, Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland plans to add dinner service soon.
– Culturemap Houston names The Pit Room and Killen’s STQ as two of the best new restaurants in Houston for 2016.
– Houston Food Finder picks their favorite barbecue joints in the city in 2016.
– J C Reid looks back at the barbecue boom in Houston over the past year.
– But maybe Houston should look back to its East TX BBQ roots:
2016 was a helluva year for Central Texas-style BBQ in HOU. How about we make 2017 the year of East Texas-style BBQ? https://t.co/hqyvLO8UNo
— J.C. Reid (@jcreidtx) January 1, 2017
– The BBQ Hub takes a look back at the year in barbecue, including a note about the year of pastrami.
– SFA’s Gravy looks at the influence of Lannie’s Bar-B-Q Spot on Selma, Alabama, where it has been open since 1942.
– The butchers of Fort Worth:
I just published “The Meat Business, Inside and Outside Ft. Worth” https://t.co/eMnYHTnYFC
— Robyn Metcalfe (@FoodMiracle) December 22, 2016
– Rodney Scott of Scott’s BBQ in Hemingway, South Carolina makes an appearance on Top Chef to teach his whole hog methods.
– The BBQ Hub has more details on how the Top Chef contestants did with their whole hogs.
– Rodney Scott’s second location will open in Charleston, South Carolina soon.
– Here’s how Rodney Scott cooks whole hog:
– Business Insider takes a tour through Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in New York City.
– Some of the finest country hams in Kentucky are sold from the back of a pickup truck.
– A review from London: “Main-course brisket is thick-cut, with a crusty, regal bark (the outside of barbecued meat). Smoke and cow dance cheek to cheek, more waltz than line dance.”
– If you missed the Salt Lick Yule Log:
– L C Richardson of LC’s BBQ in Kansas City was beaten during an attempted robbery outside of his home on Christmas Eve. He has recovered.
– Smokey’s Barbecue in Corpus Christi was damaged by a fire just before Christmas.
– A Rudy’s BBQ location in Round Rock caught fire, but it was quickly extinguished.
– Barbecue covers, five years apart:
barbecue evolution through book covers, 2012 to 2017 pic.twitter.com/NyPdAhfv3s
— Paula Forbes (@paulaforbes) January 3, 2017
– Jess Pryles posted a new recipe for brisket burnt ends.
– A Texas-born transplant to Florida asks if his new state’s barbecue is better than Texas. The writer, from El Paso, doesn’t make much of a case.
– The Gambit explores the barbecue in New Orleans, and argues that the city is developing its own style.
– Red Bridges BBQ in Shelby, NC:
– Listed amongst Zagat’s most anticipated Austin restaurant openings of 2017 is LeRoy & Lewis. A food truck will open in the spring with a brick-and-mortar coming in 2018. Evan LeRoy, formerly of Freedmen’s, will be the pitmaster.
– Franklin Barbecue has a new page for pre-orders, and they’ve got many open slots for barbecue to-go.
– Miller’s Smokehouse in Belton has a brand new building and has just reopened for business. They also now sell ribs every day.
– Valentina’s in Austin is getting a new location:
We’ll be moving our trailer to our brand new location while we get this building ready to be the brand new Valentina’s! pic.twitter.com/dCgBJI8to6
— Valentina’s TxMx BBQ (@Valstexmexbbq) December 30, 2016
– La Barbecue in Austin will be closed through January 10th for vacation.
– The Granary in San Antonio will be closed through January 9th for vacation.
– KENS in San Antonio is impressed with the new Texas Meat Co. in Boerne.
– Exciting new barbecue in San Antonio:
— Jimmy Ho (@TheSmokingHo) December 28, 2016
– Central Track tries the vegan brisket at Dallas’s V-Eats, and is happy it comes on a bun.
– Central Track also ranks their five favorite briskets in DFW, with at least one surprise nod.
– The three little pigs didn’t want to follow in their father’s footsteps:
Look at the painting on the wall. pic.twitter.com/1mZQeoyTOD
— Helen Anne Travis (@helen_anne) December 5, 2016