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The Signature Texas Pitmasters

Robert J. Lerma has gathered original signatures from some of the best pitmasters in the state. They are collected onto an image of an aged Bar-B-Q sign in Corsicana, Texas that he photographed last year. He has sold a number of the originals, but there is only one left. He has started an auction for the last one in the series with all proceeds to benefit the Warrior Dog Foundation. The bidding is currently at…

Hot & Fast in East Texas

Stephen Joseph arrived at his barbecue joint, Joseph’s Riverport Bar-B-Q, in Jefferson, Texas early in the morning to find all of his briskets and pork butts burnt to a crisp. Here’s how he recovered. [View the story "Smoking Hot and Fast in East Texas" on Storify]

Smoke @ ICC

The International Chefs Congress (ICC) is in its eighth year, but this weekend in New York they hosted their first ever barbecue competition.  It was simply called Smoke @ ICC. Ten teams from six states were competing for the grand prize of a trip for four to South Korea and a Southern Pride rotisserie smoker. It wasn’t much of a surprise that Texans took the top two spots. The Carillon is a much-lauded New American…

BBQ News: 09/20 – 09/26

- Two weeks ago the Carnivore’s Ball was held in Austin. It was a great party with barbecue from John Mueller. These photos by Robert Strickland will make you wish you were there. – The TCU football team is playing for more than just the game this weekend. If they win, the entire Fort Worth City Council gets a catered meal from Pecan Lodge. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings agreed to pay for it in a bet with…

BBQ News: 09/13 – 09/19

- On the proliferation of roadside barbecue joints as seen in Newsweek. – Brooks Place BBQ in Cypress is planning a move from their trailer to a brick and mortar location at FM 529 and Queenston in Houston. They’re also going to have to make some repairs to the trailer that caught fire last Friday morning. – After the expansion announcement, Brooks Place BBQ in Houston is looking to hire. – Another fast food place has gotten…

Of Blood and Brine

Over the weekend the final scene for Of Blood and Brine was filmed in a small café in Venus, Texas. A group of five seniors from the Art Institute of Dallas created the film and assembled a team of roughly thirty-five students to shoot it all in a little more than a week. I went down to Venus, about forty minutes southwest of Dallas, on Saturday night to see one of the film’s pivotal scenes…

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