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International BBQ

The Beast

Mar 22, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

A barbecue joint in Paris, France? The notion sounded odd a couple of years ago when I first met Thomas Abramowicz, owner of the Beast. But the shock has worn off, and it seems I’m the last barbecue hound to visit. After so many words and photos from the likes of…

Interview: Johan Fritzell of Holy Smoke BBQ

Feb 2, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

Owner/Pitmaster: Holy Smoke BBQ; Opened 2014 Age: 43 Smoker: Indirect Heat Wood-Fired Pit Wood: Oak Swedes love to grill, but low-and-slow, Texas-style barbecue is a concept so foreign that only one restaurant in the country serves it. They opened in 2014 when Johan Fritzell turned his passion into a rural barbecue stop in a…

How the East Was Won

Jul 8, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

TMBBQ welcomes guest writer Megan Giller who takes us to Japan for some Texas barbecue.  Craig White. Photo from White Smoke’s Facebook page. Craig White is a Texan. He’s a pitmaster and an expert in smoked meats, and like many of his breed he can be secretive.

São Paulo Barbecue

Mar 23, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

When I booked a trip to São Paulo, Brazil for my family and me it wasn’t for barbecue. We were traveling for spring break, but I had heard about a Texas style barbecue restaurant in the city called BOS BBQ. I was figuring out a way to break it to my…

Texas Barbecue Has Become One of Our Greatest Exports

Apr 25, 2014 By Daniel Vaughn

The international food scene is seeing a trend in opening authentic, American-style barbecue joints. “We aren’t just selling food, we’re selling American culture. Eating at our restaurant is an American experience.” That’s what Craig White told CNN a few years back when the news outlet profiles his Tokyo…

Mexican/Canadian BBQ

Mar 3, 2014 By Daniel Vaughn

Carne a la Lena “Meat from a Wood Fire” I was on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I should have been looking for local seafood or hidden gem taquerias, but it was a sign that read “BBQ” that caught my eye during the cab ride from the airport to…