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BBQ News: 12/05 – 12/11

- Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston is ditching its original building for a larger location about a mile and a half north. – Russell Roegels is rebranding his barbecue restaurant in Houston from Baker’s Ribs to Roegels Barbecue Co. – Hinze’s BBQ in Wharton was destroyed by fire in August, but it’s back open in a temporary location. – The evolution of Weber Grills: Love this @WeberGrills Timeline chart. Iconic. #BBQ #Grilling pic.twitter.com/EXZalj1802 — Danielle –…

Sustainable Beef?

Last week, one of the Big Four meatpackers in the U.S. announced plans to produce sustainable beef, but environmentalists did not rejoice. According to a company press release, Cargill Cattle Feeders and Vela Environmental, in a joint venture, will “create a verified beef supply chain sustainability assessment program for Cargill.” This comes on the heels of November’s Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, in São Paulo, Brazil. Cargill was a Diamond sponsor of the event along…

BBQ News: 11/29 – 12/04

- “This is white trash ambience with four star barbecue.” Billy Woodrich describing his restaurant Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ. – Beef giant Cargill looks to create a sustainable line of beef. – “Qibuchang village is to stinky tofu what Lockhart, Texas is to barbecue.” – The NYT food critic enjoyed some Texas BBQ over the holiday weekend: Black Friday brisket, sausage & beef rib (I passed on smoked turkey) from @killensbbq. Beautiful work, pitmasters. pic.twitter.com/4JTMh72s0V…

Poetry in Barbecue

It was a Sunday morning and Jake Adam York was preaching. Poetry was his scripture as he read his own work to a mostly hung-over crowd of Southern Foodways Alliance symposium attendees. Through the mental fog we were captivated. “I know that good poetry shares a spirit with barbecue,” he told us. After he closed with Grace, through tear-filled eyes, we felt the spirit. That was two years ago, and just two months later Jake Adam…

BBQ News: 11/21 – 11/28

- Greg Gatlin of Gatlin’s BBQ is partnering with Bryan Caswell and Bill Floyd on a new barbecue joint in downtown Houston. – J. C. Reid of the Houston Chronicle looks around Houston for barbecue joints gone by. – The government’s new calorie labeling requirements means you’ll soon know how many calories are in that Rudy’s or Dickey’s chopped beef sandwich. – Beef and pork prices have already hit record highs, but the forecast doesn’t…

12 Days of Smoked Meat

Stiles Switch BBQ in Austin is celebrating the days leading up to Christmas in a big way. For the third year running, there will be twelve days of smoked meat. Well, Stiles Switch has smoked meat on the menu every day, but from December 9th through the 21st they’ll have a different special menu item daily. 12/09 – Smoked pork loin stuffed with cornbread and spicy sausage 12/10 – Smoked bone-in ribeye 12/11 – Bacon…

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