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The Longest Sausage in Texas

The Guinness World Record for the world’s longest sausage, from the UK, checks in at just over thirty-six miles. The longest smoked sausage, from Germany, was 1,581 feet, 5 inches, but the longest smoked sausage in Texas (probably) was on display yesterday at Meat Fight in Dallas. Chef Brian Luscher, with the help of Local Yocal Market in McKinney, stitched together enough hog casings to stuff nearly two hundred pounds of pork into one continuous…

BBQ News: 11/07 – 11/13

– Here’s why good barbecue joints run out of meat. – The most important employee at a barbecue joint might be the person cutting the meat. – Ronnie Killen and Wayne Mueller are coming to Austin for a barbecue pop-up on 11/17. – A new homemade sausage recipe in Austin: House made sausage!! #BBQ pic.twitter.com/4ycTt5j3eZ — Valentina’s TxMx BBQ (@Valstexmexbbq) November 7, 2014   – Dave Cathey at the Daily Oklahoman wasn’t going to let…

Kosher Texas BBQ Championship

Tracy Frydberg attended the Kosher BBQ Championship in San Antonio and filed this report: When we eat smoked brisket in Texas, we can stop and thank the Jewish community. Or, at least that connection can be firmly made. As Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor, noted in a column on the history of smoked brisket, the first mention of the meat in Texas was in a 1910 newspaper ad for a Kosher grocery store in…

BBQ News: 10/31 – 11/06

– Not your average backyard barbecue: How to barbecue a whole steer: @GGBeristain @ParaleloN http://t.co/VaxoJKR39H — Robb Walsh (@robbwalsh) November 1, 2014   – Brian Williams talks to David Letterman about his love for the Salt Lick BBQ.  – KLRU in Austin is seeking funding for another season of BBQ With Franklin on YouTube. The plan is then to produce a barbecue-centric television show with Franklin.  – Micklethwait Craft Meats in Austin will be the…

BBQ News: 10/24 – 10/30

– The Daily Show filmed in Austin this week. The Monday episode started with an homage to the show Dallas in the intro, and featured Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue among other notable Austinites. – Later in the show, correspondent Jordan Klepper showed off the barbecue lei that he received form the airport. – Food TV personality Alton Brown came to Dallas for a live show that used some Pecan Lodge brisket. – The smoked…

Dia De Los Puercos

Legendary whole hog cooker Samuel Jones is bringing a special taste of North Carolina barbecue to Dallas this Sunday (tickets here). The Jones family has been cooking whole hogs in eastern North Carolina since 1830. In 1947, Samuel’s grandfather, Pete Jones, opened the Skylight Inn restaurant in Ayden, North Carolina, and Samuel and his father, Bruce, keep it smoking today. It’s considered some of the best barbecue in the country, and was even honored as an…

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