BBQ News: 12/13 – 12/19

- Rodney Scott of Hemingway, SC had a recent fire in his pit room. While it gets rebuilt he’s going on a “Rodney in Exile” tour across the South. – A short Garden & Gun post on pitmaster Rodney Scott’s barbecue process. – A barbecue sauce waterfall:   – Another Lockhart barbecue joint, and another family feud. This time it’s the Blacks. – Serious Eats looks at the psychology of waiting in line for food….

BBQ News: 12/06 – 12/12

- The FDA has announced that they will restrict antibiotic use in livestock animals. The move “will effectively make it illegal for farmers and ranchers to use antibiotics to make animals grow bigger.” – Lord willing and the creek don’t rise: American ingenuity at its best #pigroast — Rod & Barrel (@RodnBarrel) December 11, 2013   – Rolling Stone published a story on abuse of animals at factory farms. It’s a long read, but…

Brisket > Chili

That barbecue is not Texas’s state dish is a travesty. Paul Burka first made the argument decades ago in his scathing article “I Still Hate Chili” claiming that “never has the legislature so abandoned its sworn duty to enhance the public welfare as when it certified chili as the official state dish.” More recently he fired the first shots in Texas Monthly’s very real effort to finally right the wrong from 1977. That’s when the chili…

BBQ News: 11/30 – 12/05

- La Barbecue has moved… Sold Out for the last time in South Austin from the crew @la_Barbecue. See you on the East Side. @tmbbq — Robert Jacob Lerma (@robertjlerma) December 1, 2013 …and they are up and running at their new location: Looking good! (6th & Waller) — la Barbecue (@la_Barbecue) December 3, 2013 – Even though the point of this New York Times article is to show that Austin isn’t all…

BBQ News: 11/22 – 11/29

- I saw lots of a great smoked turkeys in my Twitter and Instagram feeds throughout the day yesterday, but this one was the best fail. This is what happens when your smoker catches on fire:   – Pecan Lodge is moving. They’ve announced that they are leaving the Dallas Farmers Market, and will open on 2702 Main Street in Deep Ellum. The timeline is still undetermined. – You know that new Black’s BBQ coming…

Smokin’ Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your Turkey Day is going well. If you don’t have your turkey cooking yet, that might be a problem, but you can read this to procrastinate in the meantime. There are plenty of ways to cook a turkey. Roast it, fry it, spit-roast it, and there are even some recipes for cooking it in the dishwasher. You won’t find those here, but we have some helpful turkey smoking tips and tricks….

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