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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 pic.twitter.com/cow9QBA7AT — Robert Jacob Lerma (@robertjlerma) December 1, 2013 …and they are up and running at their new location: Looking good! (6th & Waller) pic.twitter.com/gvw1myfAN9 — 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….

Pecan Lodge is Moving

The tenuous relationship between the Dallas Farmers Market and Pecan Lodge now has a path toward closure. Pecan Lodge has decided to move into a stand-alone location. In a report by the Dallas Morning News that they may take a sweet deal from a nearby suburb, Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings made a decree. “We’re not going to lose them to a different city.” Whether or not Mayor Rawlings had anything to do with it, Pecan…

BBQ News: 11/15 – 11/21

- Black’s BBQ is coming to Austin. After announcing a new location in San Marcos in the summer, Black’s now reveals they’re coming to Barton Springs Road between S. First and S. Lamar: Mark & Michael Black,great-grandsons of Black’s founder,opening Black’s Barbecue Austin on Barton Springs in January pic.twitter.com/dIWiXClodt — Matthew Odam (@odam) November 15, 2013   – The news of Black’s coming to South Austin comes just a day after la Barbecue announced they’re…

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