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Meat Fight 2017

Oct 3, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

Meat Fight tickets go on sale TODAY at 10:00am Central are on sale NOW. Get them here. The event will be held Sunday, November 12th at the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas. If you want to be there, be quick. Although Meat Fight will accommodate more attendees this year (1,500),…

BBQ News: 06/02 – 06/08

Jun 8, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

Take a trip to BBQ Camp: What’s barbecue camp like? @gregmorago @alisoncook + @jcreidtx discuss in this week’s BBQ State of Mind podcast: https://t.co/Rf3Q33R3rA — Jody Schmal (@jodyschmal) June 7, 2017   Tales from the Pits, a new podcast about…

BBQ News: 05/12 – 05/25

May 25, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– We had a little barbecue joint list come out this week: The 2017 Top 50 BBQ Joint list. – Three new names have been added to the Barbecue Hall of Fame. – The Houston Chronicle had some thoughts about how hard it is to get barbecue…

BBQ News: 05/05 – 05/11

May 11, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– We love this slo-mo brisket drop: Here’s a totally unoriginal, slow-mo video of a brisket jiggling. It was too good not to post?. #txbbq #lubbock #wolfforth #texasbbq #bbq #brisket #cincodemayo…

Hot Luck Preview

May 9, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck festival will debut in Austin in a couple weeks. Despite Franklin’s involvement, this isn’t strictly a barbecue festival, but smoked meat fans needn’t worry. There are still plenty of talented pitmasters coming to Austin for the highly anticipated food festival. The Hi Lo and Al…

BBQ News: 04/28 – 05/04

May 4, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– Charlie’s BBQ in Houston was a total loss in an early morning fire: AERIAL VIEWS: Fire at Charlie’s BBQ in N. Harris County https://t.co/n5nHonACdx #KHOU #HouNews pic.twitter.com/c1wHqFuAZ8 — KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) May 4, 2017   – New…

BBQ News: 04/21 – 04/27

Apr 27, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– George H W Bush has good taste when ordering barbecue during his recent hospital stay. He called Houston’s Roegels Barbecue Co. – The Houston Chronicle examined the origins of the offset brick smoker in Texas. – Houstonia Mag loved the tacos served on brisket fat tortillas…

John Mueller is Back

Apr 21, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

Just when you think John Mueller might be out of the barbecue game for good, he pops up somewhere hitched to a new trailer. And the pitmaster made a big announcement last Saturday on the “Great Outdoors” show on 1300 AM in Austin: His new Black Box Barbecue food truck will…

BBQ News: 04/14 – 04/20

Apr 20, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– A Confederacy of mustard-lovers: The politics of barbecue and the legacy of a white supremacist: https://t.co/bB73DusgRh pic.twitter.com/T3zY3e7UyH — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 17, 2017   – The Dallas Observer highlights some of the area’s newest barbecue trailers. – Houstonia takes…

The Barbecue Bill

Apr 17, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

House Bill 2029 is officially titled Weights and Scales in Restaurants, but a spokesman for the office of Representative J.M. Lozano, who filed the bill, has a more succinct moniker: the barbecue bill. The bill, which will go before the House on Tuesday, looks at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s scale…

BBQ News: 04/07 – 04/13

Apr 13, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– The Houston Chronicle featured all the pitmasters of the Houston BBQ Festival in these mini profiles. – Scenes from the Houston BBQ Festival: Sights and bites from 2017 #HouBBQ Festival. We had a wonderful time – https://t.co/UC8aBlYuKS @BloodBrosBBQ @LouieMuellerBBQ…

BBQ News: 03/31 – 04/06

Apr 6, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– Somebody’s mad at Texas barbecue: Eating good barbecue doesn’t mean it can’t have sauce. A ‘cue historian talks these rules, and how to break them: https://t.co/EfqEgXavvF pic.twitter.com/qSMlxpYZ2m — First We Feast (@firstwefeast) April 5, 2017   – The Houston BBQ Festival…

BBQ News: 03/24 – 03/30

Mar 30, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– For Matthew Odam, the new Kemuri-Tatsuya in Austin is an “izakaya smokehouse that blurs the lines between Japan and Texas.” – There is now a new flavor of Payday candy bars with the “flavor of Texas BBQ.” – Beef ribs are having a moment:…

BBQ News: 03/10 – 03/23

Mar 23, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– Gotta try those juicy links in Port Arthur: I can’t get enough of the wonderful, wacky world of Port Arthur barbecue. #setxbbq https://t.co/aP3McpG2Fu — J.C. Reid (@jcreidtx) March 11, 2017   – The Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival will host Black’s…

Barbecue: A Film

Mar 20, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

A version of this article was first published in SXSWorld Magazine. The film debuted last week at SXSW. The whole of America is in the midst of full-on barbecue worship. Of late that fascination has spread across the globe, and the new stuff looks a whole lot like Texas barbecue.

BBQ News: 02/24 – 03/09

Mar 9, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– Brisket and pickle pizza alert: Brisket pizza dreams https://t.co/SefzsYeiRm — Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) March 7, 2017   – The BBQ Recon team headed out to the Brotherton/LeRoy pop-up in Pflugerville and filed a report. – Stiles Switch in Austin is hosting 39…

BBQ News: 02/17 – 02/23

Feb 23, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– A tasty dose of home-schooling, Central Texas style: BBQ Thursday Road Trip: Taylor and Austin #bbq #texas https://t.co/6DSOvmjnjQ — Kelly Yandell (@KellyYandell) February 19, 2017   – Alison Cook declares in the Houston Chronicle, that the addition of Pinkerton’s Barbecue means…

BBQ News: 02/10 – 02/16

Feb 16, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– Houston BBQ joint owner involved in high speed chase:   – J C Reid makes the case for Houston as a hotbed for barbecue “startups” with Pappas Charlie’s as a shining example. – Houston Food Finder searched the city for spots that are making their own…

BBQ News: 02/03 – 02/09

Feb 9, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

– Do you know which sausage is the loudest? “Science is all too often stereotyped as academic and aloof, and I am passionate about dispelling that.” https://t.co/cbXrbZE0m7 — Extra Crispy (@extracrispy) February 5, 2017   – The Sausage King of Austin will be…

Texas Rangers Announce a BBQ Signing

Feb 8, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

On opening day of the 2018 Texas Rangers season, you’ll be able to enjoy a Kreuz Market sausage before the game. Texas Live!, a new dining and entertainment development is coming to Arlington. Situated between Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, the $250 million project will house the third location…