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BBQ News: 01/03 – 01/09

- Louie Mueller BBQ in Taylor will be closed on Mondays for a couple of months: To restate… We will be closed Sundays and Mondays only from 1/13 thru 3/3. We will be open Tues-Sat normal bus hours. — Louie Mueller BBQ (@LouieMuellerBBQ) January 7, 2014   – Wayne Mueller heads to Houston on February 2nd to serve barbecue at a block party at the St. Arnold Brewery.  – Houston food writer J. C. Reid…

Benefit for Kenny Hatfield

UPDATED INFO on the benefit for Kenny Hatfield: Super Scramble at the Beeville Country Club; Saturday, January 4th Tournament Info: As most of you know, former Beeville resident Kenny Hatfield was diagnosed with throat cancer recently.  He has already undergone surgery, but has a long, tough road in front of him.  We wanted to have a fun day of golf where Kenny’s friends from Beeville and surrounding towns could gather and enjoy an afternoon of golf and raise…

BBQ News: 12/20 – 01/02

- Happy New Year, or did they run out of hickory? pic.twitter.com/wf4rgxtM3m — Burns Original BBQ (@BurnsOriginalBB) December 31, 2013   – Between Disney World and Disney Land, they’ve sold two million smoked turkey legs in 2013. They all came from Yoakum Packing in Texas. – A proposal to tax meat consumption to lower the demand. – And how much beef do we eat? Beef Stakes is a project to help us visualize our intake…

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 pic.twitter.com/5Lb9W6v2T6 — 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…

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