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BBQ News: 09/26 – 10/02

- The Dallas Observer released their Best of Dallas list, and in the food categories, barbecue is well represented. Tim Byres of Smoke received the Best Chef nod, Peggy Sue BBQ was recognized for their baby back ribs, Cattleack BBQ had the best barbecue sandwich, and Pecan Lodge was both the reader’s and editor’s pick for best barbecue. – Alison Cook of the Houston Chronicle released her top 100 restaurants list and a barbecue joint,…

BBQ News: 09/19 – 09/25

- In one of the laziest pieces of barbecue journalism I’ve seen, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune showed up at Franklin Barbecue in Austin fifteen minutes before they opened, abandoned the long line, came back two hours later, and was mad that she didn’t get barbecue. She penned a complaint letter disguised as an article. – The Chicagoans did find some barbecue elsewhere. Here’s a list of their favorites. – The New Yorker takes…

Smoked in Portland

This past weekend Portland, Oregon got a taste of Aaron Franklin’s brisket. The Austin pitmaster travelled to the Northwest for Feast Portland, a culinary event that brought chefs in from around the country – along with plenty of homegrown talent – to showcase their dishes to hungry attendees.   The brisket from Franklin Barbecue was served at the Feast Portland brunch village on a sunny Sunday morning. Within five minutes of the gates opening there…

BBQ News: 09/12 – 09/18

- The Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival was this past Sunday, and many of our attendees had plenty to say about the event: – Thrillist ATX learned ten facts about Texas barbecue. – Here’s our own wrap-up of collected photos from the event. – CultureMap Austin had five favorite bites from the Fest. – Jeff Amador took some incredible photos of the event and shared them on his site. – Eater Austin made some observations through…

TMBBQ Fest 2014

Yesterday we held the fifth annual Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival. It was the biggest one yet with twenty-five pitmasters feeding thousands of hungry barbecue fans. If you made it out to enjoy the beautiful day, we thank you. If not, we’ll see you next year. Here are a few of the best moments from the festival: [View the story "TMBBQ Festival 2014" on Storify]

BBQ News: 09/05 – 09/11

- A drone that delivers barbecue was spotted at a high school football game in Idaho. – An entire steer on a spit at Meatopia UK:   – Man Up Texas BBQ tried out the new Slab BBQ in Austin. – A full and complete guide to eating at Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland. – Brooks Place BBQ in Houston will be closed Oct. 26th thru Nov. 2nd 2014. – The Houston Chronicle profiled the Southern…

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