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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…

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…

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