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BBQ News: 01/22 – 01/28

– The line at Franklin Barbecue gets some NYT coverage: It’s 10:06 a.m. in Texas. Hundreds may be in line for this BBQ. Even Kanye had to wait. https://t.co/RrMFkM3hkR pic.twitter.com/JlFCnHgyDl — The New York Times (@nytimes) January 27, 2016   – The Austin American Statesman has some fun at the expense of the NYT, who they say is a bit late on the story of the Franklin Barbecue line.  – The first issue of a…

#PastramiWeek

It’s Pastrami Week here at TMBBQ. I’ve been traveling across the state—and the country—for the last few months (okay, maybe years) looking for examples of pastrami excellence. Most have come in the form of beef, but mushrooms, salmon, and octopus have made appearances as well. This week we’ll celebrate them all. Despite Texas’s long history with pastrami (it may have been birthed here before New York City), we haven’t been a great haven for delicatessens. Since it opened…

BBQ News: 01/15 – 01/21

– Georgia-style Texas brisket? What is Georgia barbecue exactly? DAS BBQ, coming in June, hopes to define it: https://t.co/37EoUSqudF pic.twitter.com/b3ngncliPB — Atlanta Magazine (@AtlantaMagazine) January 19, 2016   – Eater Atlanta didn’t let DAS BBQ off the hook for some odd comments about women diners and their children. DAS also attributes Georgia barbecue culture wholly to the German and Czech settlers of Georgia.  – These are the best ribs in the country according to Food Network. …

BBQ News: 01/08 – 01/14

– Eater has released its second annual list of the 38 essential restaurants in the U.S. This year 13 new names have been added to the list, but Franklin Barbecue remains. – Korean girls try American barbecue:   – Brooks Place BBQ in Houston has vocally supported open carry. The company received a violent threat to their Facebook page last week, but the weekend passed without incident. – One of the most popular stories last…

BBQ News: 01/01 – 01/07

– Jack Perkins is the owner of Slow Bone in Dallas. He explained to NPR and Fox Business why he doesn’t allow open carry inside his restaurant. – Amigo’s BBQ Grill in Pflugerville welcomes open carry and the owner took his employees to get their concealed carry licenses. – Trent Brooks in Houston has taken a stronger approach at Brooks Place BBQ where customers get 10% off if they come packing. – The Houston Chronicle…

Barbecue Crossfire

The nation is talking about Texas’s new open carry policy, and two pistol-packing pitmasters are grabbing headlines for their opposing views. Trent Brooks, of Brooks Place BBQ, welcomes open carriers to his Cypress barbecue trailer, and in fact offers a ten percent discount for anyone showing off their firearm (the 25 percent discount reported by many was just for New Years Day); on the flip side, Jack Perkins of Slow Bone Barbeque in Dallas is asking gun owners to…

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