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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…

Last Minute Turkey

Thanksgiving is just four days away, so most of us have already charted a plan for getting a turkey on the table, but in case you haven’t, here are a few helpful ideas. Smoke Your Own – If you want a simple recipe for a whole smoked bird, then Aaron Franklin’s BBQ With Franklin Thanksgiving episode is a good place to start. Just remember that many frozen turkeys are treated with a salt and phosphate…

BBQ News: 11/14 – 11/20

– The Slow Bone in Dallas is serving a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day. It is open to all from 1-4. – Southern Living has named Robert Moss as their Contributing Barbecue Editor. – Robert Moss’s first barbecue column is out on the The Daily South blog, and of course it about Texas barbecue. He looks at John Lewis’s new venture in South Carolina. – The entire staff quit with…

Falling Off the Bone Brisket

The Wall Street Journal felt the swift and vicious wrath of Texas barbecue fans this weekend. Austin, the Best New Barbecue Destination was written to shed light on the burgeoning barbecue scene in the capital city. Instead, it will be remembered only for comically praising Franklin Barbecue’s boneless brisket that somehow “literally fell off the bone” according to writer Adam H. Graham. The story has since been edited online, and a correction was issued that states…

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