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BBQ News: 03/28 – 04/03

- April Fools Day was on Tuesday, and there were some tricks played in the barbecue world. The Sidedish blog announced a new BBQ Explosion flavor of Orbit gum based on Pecan Lodge’s barbecue. Delaney Barbecue in Brooklyn said they were changing their name to TofuTown. And Southern Soul BBQ in Georgia said they were switching their all-wood operation to gas cookers. – Another April Fools favorite was from the Paris Review that ran this…

Jerk Baby Back Ribs

Billy Durney is a native of Brooklyn, so it wasn’t difficult to choose the small Red Hook neighborhood in which he opened his barbecue joint, Hometown Bar-B-Que. He called it “Hometown” because this is where both his grandmothers settled after emigrating to New York. This is where he returned to after traveling the world as a private bodyguard to the stars. This is where he gets to smoke meat in the mornings with a view…

BBQ News: 03/21 – 03/27

Public Service Announcement – This twitter account exists: I’ve seen bigger lines for the girls bathroom on dirty 6th. Shortest wait all week guaranteed. #protip #bbq #atx pic.twitter.com/ZvMUEN22oP — Franklin BBQ Line (@FranklinBBQline) March 25, 2014   – Zagat Austin provides this list of under-the-radar barbecue joints to visit in town.  – Doug Pickering, pitmaster at WORK in Dallas, was featured on the local news. Here’s the video.  – When vegans attack:   – D…

BBQ Pop-Up in Brooklyn

We’re coming to Brooklyn this week, and we’re bringing some pitmasters with us. Texas Monthly is holding our second annual barbecue pop-up at the new Brooklyn location of Hill Country Barbecue Market this Thursday evening. Three of Texas’s best will be providing some of their specialty smoked meats. Here is the line-up: Louie Mueller Barbecue – Taylor, Texas Wayne Mueller is bringing his pepper crusted brisket and behemoth beef ribs.   Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue…

BBQ News: 03/14 – 03/20

- Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is coming to Downtown Austin where they aim to become the Hopdoddy of barbecue. – Jimmy Kimmel came to Austin, and he loved the food – especially the BBQ. – Stephen Naron had an epic barbecue trip through Austin which he entitled #BBQPalooza2014. Here’s his recap. – A meme we can get behind: #truth #bbqneedssmoke #BBQ pic.twitter.com/uLd1Ezcvsx — Craig (@BigGreenCraig) March 19, 2014   – The James Beard award…

Jimmy Kimmel Loves Austin

Jimmy Kimmel came to Austin for SXSW and he gave Austin’s food scene a week’s worth of boosterism in front of a national television audience. Not only was there significant name dropping of all restaurant types, but barbecue was mentioned in every episode. The opening credits even used an adaptation of the sign from The County Line Bar-B-Q for Cleto and the Cletones and the set was designed with reproductions of neon signs around town….

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