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BBQ News: 07/17 – 07/23

– The Austin Health & Human Services Committee will meet again on 08/03, and item #5 on their agenda is “Discussion and possible action on the initiation of a code amendment to mitigate the effects of smoke emissions from restaurants and mobile food vendors near residentially zoned areas.” – A serious look at BBQ rubs: Give your meat the rub of its life http://t.co/sx93fYvpl9 pic.twitter.com/TFYbk0z1ob — Serious Eats (@seriouseats) July 21, 2015   – Barbecue…

BBQ News: 07/10 – 07/16

– Good news! The price of beef plate short ribs is now at a three-year low. Those monster beef ribs are going to get cheaper. – Party like a pitmaster: – Two industry experts debate the effect that beef feedlots have on the environment. – What it Takes to Make a Decent Living Raising Ethical Meat – A man is struck by lightning, survives, and becomes obsessed with barbecue. That’s the story in the novel…

Starbucks Does Brisket

Here I sit, a contradiction personified. I’m typing in a Starbucks in Dallas wearing a t-shirt that reads “LOCAL” and drinking hot coffee on our first true 100 degree day of the year. I just finished the last bite of a sandwich I abhorred before I ever bought it, one that I swore to myself I wouldn’t bother “reviewing.” I use the quotation marks because who really needs me, or anyone, to tell them that…

BBQ News: 07/03 – 07/09

– The difference between barbecue and grilling from CNN. – The Wall Street Journal also has a piece on barbecue and grilling. – Here’s how your grill actually works: Physics: Infrared, convection, conduction, and how your grill works http://t.co/DSiM82bane pic.twitter.com/C40970tRRd — Meathead Goldwyn (@ribguy) July 6, 2015   – Lamar Jones of Weslaco, Texas is looking to get his Jank sauce on the shelves at HEB.  – Professor Jeff Savell of Texas A&M talks Texas…

Franklin for President

With all the candidates thus far who have entered the 2016 run for president, the logos and mottos abound. Our new crop of Texas Monthly interns figured that none of the candidates matched the qualifications of one Aaron Franklin, proprietor of Austin’s Franklin Barbecue, so they made some alterations to the slogans already out there. Here at TMBBQ, we urge you to consider the pro-barbecue ticket. Vote for: Instead of:   Wouldn’t you rather have: …than:…

BBQ News: 06/26 – 07/02

– Stubb’s barbecue sauce sold for $100,000,000 and TM’s Dan Solomon has the story. – CHD Expert provides some interesting industry numbers on the impact of barbecue joints in the country’s restaurant landscape. – Steven Raichlen is back with a new barbecue show called Project Smoke. – Some good looking Texas barbecue in Richmond, Virginia: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em – ZZQ Web Extra from Richmond Magazine on Vimeo.   – Mark your calendars….

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