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BBQ News: 06/17 – 06/23

– From First We Feast: How the Texas BBQ Boom Marginalizes Its African-American Roots. – Over this past weekend, Greg Gatlin of Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston made some traditional Beaumont beef links. – Rock thrower not impressed with Franklin Barbecue: The suspected serial rock thrower in Austin reviewed Franklin Barbecue on Yelp: “My dad’s is better” https://t.co/yu91UPzII7) — raphael brion (@raphael_brion) June 17, 2016   – Rien Fertel on Rodney Scott: “Barbecue is ‘a gathering,’…

BBQ News: 06/10 – 06/16

– It’s Barbecue Week on Eater: Barbecue Week on Eater starts right now: https://t.co/pdFL0tyPwT pic.twitter.com/XDZt49W5MV — Eater (@Eater) June 13, 2016   – Here are the best ribs in Austin according to Eater Austin.  – Eater Houston talks with Jerry Pizzitola about how he got into the barbecue business.  – Mattie John Bamman recounts his journey to become a certified KCBS barbecue judge.  – Tasting the menu at Snow’s BBQ:   – Eater explains why…

Brisket isn’t Barbecue

There are plenty of pedantic conversations shared between barbecue devotees that are usually discussed loudly after a few beers. The latest to join the fray is Chris Fuhrmeister, an Atlanta-based food writer for Eater. He felt the best way to kick off Eater’s barbecue week was by clearing up what, exactly, constitutes barbecue. Fuhrmeister defines barbecue as “pork that’s slow-cooked with smoke.” Sorry about the brisket, beef ribs, lamb, turkey, chicken, and sausage you folks have been enjoying all…

BBQ News: 06/03 – 06/09

– Texas BBQ at the James Beard House: Texas twinkies, slow-smoked brisket, and burnt end beans by @HutchinsBBQ at the #BeardHouse https://t.co/iP2IuWrKka pic.twitter.com/V6rszHJTg9 — Beard Foundation (@beardfoundation) June 8, 2016   – Myron Mixon attempts to bust five grilling myths for Made Men. One myth is about cooking the brisket fat side up, but he doesn’t actually suggest cooking it fat side down.  – Mental Floss has some grilling tips of their own, but it’s…

Juneteenth BBQ Competition in Dallas

The seventh annual Elm Thicket/Northpark Juneteenth barbecue competition in Dallas is looking for competitors. It’s being held at the K. B. Polk recreation center, near Love Field, on Saturday, June 18. There’s no prize money, but, as organizer Virgil Lee told me, there are “bragging rights.” For the amateur pitmaster, it could be a good way to get your feet wet in competition barbecue. There is one unique twist, however: No refined sugar allowed. That means virtually…

BBQ News: 05/27 – 06/02

– If you haven’t yet, you need to go: Take a trip out to Cele Store, where barbecue, history, and movies collide https://t.co/YEbEnnYYO4 — Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) May 27, 2016   – Wyatt McSpadden shared some of the barbecue portraits he’s taken over the years for Yeti’s Men Behind the Meat.  – The Houston Chronicle discusses barbecue feuds across the state, and the lack of them in Houston.  – The new Typhoon Texas waterpark includes…

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