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BBQ |
April 6, 2017

BBQ News: 03/31 – 04/06

– 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 is this Sunday,

BBQ |
March 30, 2017

BBQ News: 03/24 – 03/30

– 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: “Big, bold,

BBQ |
March 27, 2017

Stuffed Chicken Legs at Baker Boys BBQ

In Luling, Wayne Baker grew up on the basics of barbecue. Brisket, ribs, and beef sausage came wrapped up in butcher paper at City Market, the favored barbecue joint of his youth. “I didn’t really know a barbecue plate existed,” he told me at his barbecue joint, Baker Boys BBQ in Gonzales.

BBQ |
March 23, 2017

BBQ News: 03/10 – 03/23

– 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 BBQ and Kreuz

March 22, 2017

The Trouble With Innocence

For almost forty years, Kerry Max Cook did everything to clear his name after being convicted of a horrifying murder in Tyler. So when he was finally exonerated, why did he ask for his conviction back?

BBQ |
March 20, 2017

Barbecue: A Film

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. All

Travel & Outdoors |
March 17, 2017

Last Call

Though many of Texas’s classic dance halls have been lost to history, there are still a few going as strong as ever. See them for yourself during next week's Texas Dance Hall Tour.

BBQ |
March 10, 2017

When Barbecue Was Against the Law

A Denison newspaper described Al Hall as “a magnificent specimen of physical manhood.” When a local alderman pistol-whipped him during an argument at Hall’s barbecue joint in 1891, Hall retaliated with two swift punches to the face, sending the alderman home in a carriage. “Blood flowed quite freely,” noted The

BBQ |
March 9, 2017

BBQ News: 02/24 – 03/09

– 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 bands in 4 days

BBQ |
February 23, 2017

BBQ News: 02/17 – 02/23

– 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 “Houston’s barbecue

BBQ |
February 21, 2017

Wood Cooking in West Texas

From the view on either side of the highway, Notrees—the town between Kermit and Odessa—seems to have been born of the simplest observation. Not much out here grows any higher than cotton. Heading further north, they don’t even have the luxury of scrubby mesquite. So if you’re going to cook barbecue

BBQ |
February 16, 2017

BBQ News: 02/10 – 02/16

– 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 sausage, and have provided

BBQ |
February 14, 2017

I Say DeMaria, You Say DiMaria

In 1891, the S.S. Utopia departed Italy, headed for America. The ship, carrying 880 passengers, many of them Italian immigrants who boarded the Utopia in Naples or Palermo, was sailing through the port of Gibraltar when it struck another vessel. The hole created by the collision sunk the Utopia in just twenty minutes, and 562 passengers

BBQ |
February 13, 2017

Interview: Christine Jones of Christine’s Blues ‘N BBQ

Owner/Pitmaster: Christine’s Blues ‘N BBQ; Opened 2000Age: 53Smoker: Indirect Heat Wood-Fired PitWood: Mesquite and PecanRecords line the wall above the bar at Christine’s Blues ‘N BBQ. As soap operas played silently on the television, I asked her where all the good music was. With a smile, as if she thought nobody would

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