- Beef prices just keep going up. We’ve hit another record high for price, and the cattle herds are the lowest since 1951.
- Pork prices aren’t doing much better.
- Evan LeRoy, pitmaster at Freedmen’s Bar in Austin, noticed a mention of Freedmen’s in Southwest’s Spirit magazine while on his honeymoon:
- A “gourmet barbecue joint” called Burnt Ends has opened in Singapore.
- They held a barbecue competition in Australia.
- A new barbecue joint in Boise, Idaho specializes in smoked meats and vegan dishes.
- Andrew Zimmern visited a couple barbecue joints in Nashville for the latest episode of Bizarre Foods America.
- This list of good barbecue joints in Louisville, Kentucky leaves off Hammerheads.
- Pecan Lodge in Dallas is featured in this Men’s Journal video:
- Cranky Frank’s Barbeque in Fredericksburg is featured in USA Today.
- Golf Digest documents their trip to Franklin Barbecue in Austin.
- Deep Ellum bar and barbecue joint WORK will close this weekend, but pitmaster Doug Pickering is already looking to open a new place.
- It seems we now know why the UConn coach had a leg up on the competition. Before they won the championship, he was eating barbecue at Off the Bone in Forest Hill:
— Off The Bone BBQ (@OTBTXSTYLE) April 8, 2014
- There’s a new barbecue list. This one lists the ten best cities for barbecue in the US. Texas is well represented.
- CultureMap Dallas lists their favorite underrated restaurants in D/FW, and FM Smokehouse made the list.
- Eat Your World loved the chopped beef sandwich from Ruby’s in Austin.
- Wanna buy a BBQ joint?
— Robert Jacob Lerma (@robertjlerma) April 8, 2014
- The Texas community BBQ season is getting started, and Robb Walsh has the calendar you need to make sure you don’t miss the meat.
- The Austin Barbecue Society has tickets available for their 5/5 dinner featuring the cooking of Miguel Vidal from Valentina’s BBQ & Tex-Mex.
- Construction is coming along at Pecan Lodge:
— Pecan Lodge (@PecanLodge) April 9, 2014
- Old 300 BBQ in Blanco is now serving Akaushi brisket ($26/lb) on the weekends.
- Cattleack BBQ in Dallas has only been open for lunch on Fridays until now when they will also open on Thursdays for lunch.
- The Smoking Ho travels to Opie’s in Spicewood and leaves happy.
- One last shot from the Houston BBQ Festival:
— Robert Strickland (@rlstrickland) April 8, 2014