BBQ News: 11/13 – 11/19

– A whole new meaning to cow tipping: Chopper 5 is in Mesquite- a truck transporting 86 cows tipped over on the ramp from U.S. 80 to Interstate 635. — Samantha Davies (@SDaviesNBC5) November 12, 2015   – Texas Monthly’s list of the 120 top tacos in the state includes Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ, Vera’s Backyard BBQ, and Bill Miller BBQ.  – A segment from the Texas Standard about our 25 best new barbecue joints…

BBQ News: 11/06 – 11/12

– The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema traveled to Houston during his tour of ten great American food cities. Texas barbecue makes a big appearance including a discussion of the jiggle factor at Killen’s Barbecue. – A recent study linked barbecue consumption to kidney cancer, but one publication wonders how that could be if the cancer rate in Lockhart, Texas is so low. – A quick look at the La Barbecue menu: Delight over La Barbecue’s…

Meal, Ready-to-Eat: BBQ Edition

I recently posted the photo below on Twitter, and the reaction was swift and severe (read it all here). I said it was some of the worst barbecue I’d ever eaten. One commenter was sympathetic, saying, “Sorry you had to eat it!” But I didn’t really have to eat it. The same can’t be said for many in the military whose only choices on the battlefield might be a Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) of beef…

BBQ News: 10/30 – 11/05

– Barbecue competitor and television personality Myron Mixon ran for mayor in his hometown of Unadilla, Georgia, and won by twenty votes. – The Houston Chronicle provides this historical profile of Houston pitmaster Lenoa Ginn. – Sunday’s Texas Monthly TMBBQ Fest in Austin was a success: Carnivorous hangover observations from the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival — Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) November 3, 2015   – Also reporting at the TMBBQ Fest was CultureMap Houston and CultureMap Dallas….

Tortillas: The Other White Bread

Standing at the counter at Kreuz Market in Lockhart last week, I was asked, “Bread or crackers?” I thought about it for a moment, but all I wanted to say was, “How about some tortillas?” Instead, the large group I was with opted for a half sleeve of saltines (filling up on bread was not part of the feasting plan), and at the end of the meal, more of the crackers were left on the butcher…

TMBBQ Festival 2015

Thanks to everyone for making this year’s Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival a success. Here are a few of our favorite shots from the day. Don’t scroll down if you’re hungry. [View the story “TMBBQ Fest 2015” on Storify]

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