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BBQ News: 05/15 – 05/21

– Waypoints named BARBQ, SMOKE, RIBBS, and BRSKT exist in the Kansas City (ZKC) sky country. – The best barbecue in America is in Georgia, says TripAdvisor: Craving some #BBQ? @TripAdvisor‘s picks for America’s best spots: http://t.co/0bGAqmOvKj via @CNNTravel pic.twitter.com/KfCHL2Psaj — CNN Wire (@CNNWire) May 20, 2015   – Also, the best barbecue in America according to author Johnny Fugitt, is in Texas.  – The Smoking Ho is a fan of The Brisket House in…

BBQ News: 05/08 – 05/14

– Austin’s so-called “smoke scrubber” ordinance is dead. Members of the Economic Opportunity Committee “voted unanimously this afternoon not to require BBQ food trucks and restaurants located near residential areas to install smoke scrubbers.” – A deep look at the price of beef in America: Does more expensive beef mean more disappearing cattle? http://t.co/ElIaSnsHWK pic.twitter.com/w7jQSTPFQ9 — FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) May 7, 2015   – The Daily Meal ranks the 25 best barbecue chains in the country. …

Wayne Mueller, Barbecue Missionary

Wayne Mueller is going around the world on a Texas barbecue missionary tour. In a month’s time he’ll travel from Taylor, Texas to Japan, Europe, and back to the good old U.S. of A. In that time Mueller will cover about 25,000 air miles, and he’ll smoke a whole mess of beef ribs. He’s certain to make some converts along the way, so expect to see a few Asian and European tourists traveling around Central Texas barbecue joints this…

BBQ News: 05/01 – 05/07

– A Texas pitmaster has been honored by the James Beard Foundation as the best chef in the Southwest region. Congratulations, Aaron Franklin: The winner of Best Chef: Southwest: Aaron Franklin, @bbqfranklin, Austin #jbfa — Beard Foundation (@beardfoundation) May 5, 2015   – Here’s more on the big win for Franklin and for barbecue in the Dallas Morning News.  – Aaron Franklin shared his reaction to winning the James Beard award with TMBBQ.  – The…

A James Beard for Barbecue

Aaron Franklin did it. Last night the owner and pitmaster at Austin’s Franklin Barbecue became the first ever pitmaster recognized in any “best chef” category of the annual James Beard Foundation Awards. (See this earlier post for more on the significance of the win) For the title of best chef in the Southwest region, Franklin beat out Martin Rios of New Mexico, Kevin Binkley of Arizona, and fellow Texans Bryce Gilmore of Austin, and Houston’s Justin…

BBQ News: 04/24 – 04/30

– Brisket prices are finally trending downward. Our national nightmare might be coming to a close. – A tribute to Annie Mae Ward who established the barbecue stand at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville, aka The Church of the Holy Smoke. – The Texans Vince Wilfork got a new pit from the guys at Pitmaker: Vince Wilfork adjusting to Houston, bought this monster BBQ trailer http://t.co/xsX1ayCd16 — Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) April 29, 2015…

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