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Austin BBQ Explosion

Sixty-six years ago on January 29, 1948, rush hour in downtown Austin was given a jolt by an explosion. A small barbecue joint called the West Sixth Street Barbecue & Market was left in shambles. The news was reported as far away as Sweetwater where the snippet in the February 1, 1948 edition of the Sweetwater Reporter read: “BARBECUE BLAST INJURES EIGHT – Rescue workers struggle with an explosion-wrecked barbecue stand in Austin, Texas, in…

BBQ News: 01/24 – 01/30

- Barbecue catering circa 1954 in Wilson, NC: My buddy just sent me a photo of his grandfather cooking 155 hogs in 1954! #BBQ #tarheelnation! pic.twitter.com/s6beoZ8dgD — Tyson Ho (@ArrogantSwine) January 17, 2014   – “A 300,000 year old hearth unearthed in…Israel suggests that the use of fire to cook was a communal and social event as well.”  – Thrillist provides their list of the most iconic foods in America. Making the list is brisket…

Franklin Barbecue T.V.

Aaron Franklin of Austin’s Franklin Barbecue is getting a TV show. If you’ve enjoyed the BBQ with Franklin series on Youtube, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a lot more coming. KLRU produced the popular web series, and this year they’ll shoot ten episodes with Franklin around Texas and beyond. According to KLRU, the new show will “explore the history and culture of BBQ.” They’ll also produce more instructional videos for the web…

BBQ News: 01/17 – 01/23

- The Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich has been the most successful new product in the company’s history. – The Plano location of Lockhart Smokehouse had plans to open in December. They had some delays, but things look to be nearing completion: The essentials… pic.twitter.com/P7m2UjqYAC — Lockhart SH – Plano (@planolockhart) January 22, 2014   – Eater Austin has mapped out a great list of underrated barbecue in the capital.  – The Houston Chronicle goes in depth…

BBQ News: 01/10 – 01/16

- It was the week of Austin BBQ guides. Here’s a great one coming from Burger Mary all the way over in Australia. It includes most everyone, but John Mueller Meat Co. is a noticeable omission. – USA Today provides a similarly styled Austin BBQ Guide. – Brisketman also shares his list of the best barbecue trips in an around Austin, but Franklin Barbecue doesn’t make the cut for any of the listed itineraries. – Restaurateur…

Southside Market Expanding to Bastrop

Bastrop, Texas is known as the “Heart of the Lost Pines,” but it will have a little piece of the Sausage Capital of Texas inside the city limits by year’s end. Southside Market owner Bryan Bracewell has announced that he will build a new outpost of their legendary sausage house in Bastrop. This is the first time in their 132 year history that Southside has moved forward with a second location. Once complete, Bracewell will…

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