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Texas BBQ: History vs. Hip

Zagat produced a couple great videos on Texas barbecue comparing the historic and the hip joints in Texas. The first highlights the historic joints like Black’s BBQ, Opie’s, Snow’s BBQ, and Louie Mueller Barbecue:   The second video looks at the new and hip barbecue joints in Austin. It features Franklin Barbecue, Kerlin BBQ, la Barbecue, Freedmen’s, and Stiles Switch along with Delaney BBQ in Brooklyn: Along with the videos, Zagat also created a bonus Texas barbecue family tree…

BBQ News: 05/30 – 06/05

- If you’ve never been to Memphis in May and want to get a taste, check out Republic of Swine from Bitter Southerner. A taste: “First timers British Bulldog BBQ of Surrey, England are…the “best of the best” from the British Barbecue Society — which sounds about as formidable as being the top-rated hockey player in Louisiana.” – The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in NYC begins this Saturday. There are still some fast passes…

BBQ News: 05/23 – 05/29

- This month is National BBQ Month, and yesterday was National Brisket Day. Why so limiting? – Matthew Odam from the Austin American Statesman steps into the barbecue list fray with his Top 10 BBQ Joints in Austin. – You can also listen to Matthew Odam talk barbecue with Austin’s KUT. – Black’s BBQ has their new sign up in Austin: New signage at the Austin location on Guadalupe is now up! Stay tuned for…

To All the Armchair BBQ Critics

This is a note from pitmaster Carey Bringle. It is copied in its entirety, with his permission, from the Facebook page of Peg Leg Porker. And to those who will surely point it out, I do realize he is talking to me too, but it’s an important message. Enjoy. To All the Armchair BBQ Critics: There has been a major buzz around the state and across the country in the last few days about Travel + Leisure…

BBQ News: 05/16 – 05/22

- The summer barbecue list onslaught is in full effect this week. The first one comes from Travel + Leisure which ranks the twenty best cities in the country for barbecue. Nevermind that Nashville is laughably in the top spot, but they left off towns like Lockhart, Texas (okay, it was lumped in with Austin); Owensboro, Kentucky; and Lexington, North Carolina in favor of barbecue hotspots like Portland (Oregon and Maine) and Denver. – Culturemap…

Steven Raichlen’s Man Made Meals

Steven Raichlen, the man who wrote the Barbecue! Bible, will be in Texas this week for three events with Kent Rathbun’s restaurants. He’s promoting his new book Man Made Meals in Austin tonight, Plano tomorrow, and in the Woodlands on Friday. Each event ticket is $85 which includes a four course meal with beverage pairings and a copy of Man Made Meals. On Man Made Meals: The book is about “adopting secrets from the pros [like…

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