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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…

True ‘Cue

A campaign has been started in North Carolina that could turn into a national movement. It’s called True ‘Cue and it aims to certify those barbecue joints that use real wood to make their barbecue. “We think the world will be a better place when there is more real barbecue in it.” This is the goal of author John Shelton Reed and barbecue blogger Dan Levine. Reed wrote Holy Smoke with his wife Dale, and…

BBQ News: 11/8 – 11/14

- Meat Fight is a barbecue competition held in Dallas this weekend. Chefs compete with their versions of barbecue, while pitmasters (and Ron Swanson) do the judging. One of the competing chefs is Dallas’s Brian Luscher, and he helped (we think) produce this parody video of how he’s changed since winning last year’s title along with team Meatallica:   – A report from Mississippi: Brisket is difficult, so just give up and smoke a tenderloin…

The Great Texas BBQ Map

We made a map. A giant barbecue map to be specific. It’s the best way I, as the Barbecue Editor, could come up with to keep track of where I’ve been and where I need to go. The map is accessible to all, so it can also be used to set up your weekend road trip itineraries. Its other use is to keep up our to-do list for the next Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ…

BBQ NEWS: 11/1 – 11/7

- Lonely Planet just included Texas as a Top 10 regional destination in the world.  That’s flattering, but their BBQ choices across the state are pretty ill-informed, especially Harold’s in Abilene which has been closed for two years. – Here’s what they learned about how to cook lamb and cabrito at Texas A&M. – Also at Texas A&M’s BBQ course, they looked at the effect on taste of wrapping briskets in foil. – Wine & Swine…

Wine & Swine

This incredible line-up for the 3rd Annual Wine & Swine should be enough to get you there. Well, that and the fact that it’s only $75 for a ticket. It will be from 1-4 on Sunday, November 10th. Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue (Austin) – South Carolina-Style Whole Hog Sliders with Vinegar & Red Chile Flake Mop and Slaw. Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki, (Austin) –  Cubana Frita, Mojo Cubano & Chimbe Sauce. Jason Dady, Jason Dady Restaurants (San…

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