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BBQ News: 12/18 – 12/31

– Operation BBQ Relief is doing great work in tornado-damaged Rowlett: – Restaurant owners, including those of Slow Bone and Lockhart Smokehouse supplied free meals to those affected by the storm in Red Oak. – Chris Osburn traveled the American South to find his picks for the best barbecue in the country. Not surprisingly, there are a few from Texas. – I talk with the Texas Standard about great barbecue on the edges of Texas….

BBQ News: 12/11 – 12/17

– These are 37 things you need to know about Texas barbecue from Wide Open Country. – Not to be outdone, Thrillist tells you EVERYTHING you need to know about Texas barbecue. – 50 things you may not have known about barbecue, from Thrillist. Some you may not have known because they’re just old myths, starting with No. 1 on the list. – These are Thrilist’s (and my) picks for the most underrated barbecue joints…

The McKensie Project

Researchers at Texas A&M are seeking to improve Texas barbecue. This isn’t the first time that an institution of higher learning has aspired to this lofty ambition; Harvard students already tried to design the ultimate smoker. And now the Aggies are focusing on the meat of the matter, so to speak. Earlier this week A&M’s Rosenthal Meat & Technology Center hosted a barbecue “town hall,” and among the many topics discussed, Dr. Jeff Savell mentioned a new study they were about to…

Barbecue Poetry

Frank “Trey” Felton is the owner of Thorndale Meat Market, which we reviewed last week on TMBBQ. Felton, a graduate of the Air Force Academy, is a talented pitmaster, but his skills don’t stop at the smoker; writing is another passion. Felton is the author of Jewel of Hiram, a historical fiction set in Milam County, Texas, and he’s also a budding poet. After my first visit to his restaurant, he sent me this poem he had…

BBQ News: 12/04 – 12/10

– It’s the time of year when Stiles Switch brings us their 12 Days of Smoked Meat: If you were lucky enough to to join us today…Smoked Bone In Ribeye. #12DaysOfSmokedMeat continues tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/I3aPjAxtrZ — StilesSwitchBBQ (@StilesSwitchBBQ) December 10, 2015   – In which I urge Texas Standard listeners to consider tortillas as their barbecue companion.  – The Culture Trip says these are the ten best barbecue joints in Texas.  – Tickets are on sale…

BBQ News: 11/28 – 12/03

– Stubbs sauce versus Stubb’s restaurant: Stubb’s bottled barbecue sauce is suing Stubb’s Bar-B-Q https://t.co/BNluyj687P pic.twitter.com/QShCWekkSr — Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) December 1, 2015   – More details on the Stubb’s v. Stubb’s lawsuit from Texas Monthly.  – Golfer Jordan Spieth is the reigning Masters champion, so he gets to choose the menu for next year’s dinner. As of now, he says he is “leaning towards a Texas-like barbecue.”  – The CEO of Goodwill counts the…

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