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: — 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 – @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: — 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 — 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 — 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 — Kelly Yandell (@KellyYandell) February 19, 2017   – Alison Cook declares in the Houston Chronicle, that the addition of Pinkerton’s Barbecue means…