BBQ News: 10/4-10/10

- The American Royal barbecue competition, aka the World Series of BBQ, was held last weekend. Tuffy Stone and his Cool Smoke team beat the big boys in the Invitational on Saturday while Iowa’s Smokey D’s BBQ beat out 535 other teams in the Open competition on Sunday. – A barbecue competition was held in Grapevine to help raise money for Camp Craig Allen. Here’s a report. – Thrillist with a humorous take on how Angus has jumped the shark….

BBQ News: 09/27 – 10/03

- Meshack’s BBQ in Garland is named best BBQ in Dallas by the Dallas Observer. – The Dallas Observer also shares their top 10 BBQ joint list for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. – Costco now serves barbecue, and it comes in individual servings: And now with picture @BBQsnob — Pappa Charlies BBQ (@pappacharlies) September 27, 2013   – Here’s a full rundown of the US beef market, including the fact that the Feeder Cattle…

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…

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