TMBBQ ‘Cue Court

The Texas Book Festival comes to Austin this weekend, and this year there’s a new food option – or three. Texas Monthly has partnered with three barbecue joints and a taco truck to create the TMBBQ ‘Cue Court. From 10-5 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday, you can come by the corner of Congress Ave. and 9th Street in downtown Austin to try some incredible barbecue. Here’s the line-up: – Miller’s BBQ (Belton) and Peached…

BBQ News: 10/11 – 10/17

- There is a college football award called “Arby’s League of Brisket Smokin’ Hot Player of the Week.” That’s a mouthful for a promotional title. I wonder what they win? – If you’re in Austin for lunch today, you might want to try out Micklethwait Craft Meats. They’ll have the crew from Eat St. there filming, and they need a crowd. – New York City has a new crop of pitmasters, and a few are profiled…

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]

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