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BBQ News: 05/09 – 05/15

- Say it with me. “Whiskey-Flavored Pigs.” – Twelve great examples of barbecue on scripted television shows. – Another Rudy’s is coming to Houston: @BBQsnob for the Que News. 59 and Grand Parkway sugar land / ft.bend county pic.twitter.com/vq7GUJhVDE — Pappa Charlies BBQ (@pappacharlies) May 12, 2014   – The Smoking Ho visits Fushack’s in San Marcos and is impressed with the brisket.  – Jon Favreau on Aaron Franklin: “He showed me how to slice…

Meat Atlas

A few months ago the Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE) released a sixty-six page report on meat consumption around the globe called the Meat Atlas. In their words “the report presents a global perspective on the impacts of industrial meat and dairy production, and illustrates its increasingly devastating impact on society and the environment. The way we produce and consume meat and dairy needs a radical rethink.” The narrative within the report has a definite…

Emilio Soliz out at Two Bros. BBQ Market

As of yesterday, pitmaster Emilio Soliz is gone from Two Bros. BBQ Market in San Antonio. He broke the news over Facebook and I caught Soliz on the phone. “I’m nervous, but excited.” He’s planning a new venture in San Antonio which he hopes to have open soon. Right now Sweet Christi’s BBQ (named after his wife) will begin a catering operation with a used reverse-flow pit that Soliz recently purchased. Why did he leave?: “It’s always been our…

BBQ News: 05/02 – 05/08

- Kitchen scientist Greg Blonder designs what he feels is the ideal smoker – the Janus Smoker. – Here are a few more less-than-ideal grills that will work if you don’t have a lawn. – A functional Biblia Definitiva Do Churrasco (The Bible of Barbecue) comes out of Brazil:   – Just before the race at Talladega, there was barbecue sauce wrestling in the infield. – The Daily Beast featured Louie Mueller Barbecue a couple…

BBQ News: 04/25 – 05/01

- A Texas Ranger tweets that he prefers North Carolina barbecue and rightfully catches the ire of fans. – The Rangers don’t serve North Carolina barbecue at the stadium: Dinner is served in center field! BBQ is always a Texas favorite! pic.twitter.com/SCDSPkN38u — FSSouthwest Girls (@FSSWGirls) April 30, 2014   – USA Today kicks off National BBQ Month (which starts today) with this very brief description of US barbecue styles.  – The average cost for…

Houston International Festival

Texans will take on Australians in a barbecue cook-off next month in Houston. As part of the Houston International Festival, whose theme this year in Celebrate Australia!, ten top Houston restaurants will prepare their finest barbecue, and compete for the title and bragging rights of best International BBQ dish. The Thursday, May 1st event will be from 6 to 9 pm in Hermann Square in front of City Hall. 200 guests will be able to…

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