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BBQ News: 09/06 – 09/12

- Here’s a fascinating look at the many effects of foil wrapping on briskets and pork shoulders from food scientist Greg Blonder. – More food science - Should the fat cap stay or go? Meathead’s answer is that it should stay, or at least some of it, but not for the reason you might think. – Alison Cook of the Houston Chronicle just released her updated list of the Top 100 restaurants in Houston. Corkscrew BBQ comes in at…

“Brisket Sucks” -Josh Ozersky 2013

In today’s “Eat Like a Man” blog post, Josh Ozersky received a request from a reader for cooking tips to improve his backyard brisket. Instead of anything helpful, he got this reply: “The larger point about brisket…is that brisket sucks. There, I said it. It’s gigantic, it’s misshapen, and only a third of it — the deckle — is fit to eat.” Adding that “…in the end it’s not even as good as the worst…

BBQ News: 08/30 – 09/05

- Lolis Eric Elie laments the “golden age of barbecue.” He aptly compares barbecue’s spread to that of the Blues, and equates barbecue in cities like Seattle, San Francisco and Atlanta as the work of cover bands. – AFAR magazine offers this tour of BBQ around the world. If you can believe it, their expert from Berkeley, CA let us all in on the secret of that the Salt Lick is Texas’ Best BBQ. – Cute: Quenivore™…

A List of BBQ Lists

To start off this summer we released our list of the Fifty Best BBQ Joints in the World in the June issue of Texas Monthly. All summer we’ve been keeping track of all the other barbecue lists we could find. They aren’t all in Texas and many are questionable, but here’s the full run down: Texas Lists – Of course there were plenty who had opinions about our barbecue list. Scrumptious Chef offered five picks…

Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival: SOLD OUT

UPDATE: All tickets to the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival are SOLD OUT. Tickets for the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival are available for purchase. VIP tickets have already sold out, but there are General Admission tickets remaining. If you’re unfamiliar with the festival, here are a few key details: When – Sunday, November 3rd Where – The Long Center in Austin, Texas How Much – $135 for VIP tickets (that’s gets you in at noon for an…

BBQ News: 08/23 – 08/29

- Tickets for the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival are sold out. – In an interview in Scientific American, Richard Wrangham says that barbecue is what made us human starting back a couple million years ago. – The US Open tennis tournament in New York will be serving barbecue this year from Hill Country BBQ Market in Manhattan. From the photo I guess it’s not meant to be a whole meal. Hill Country BBQ sampler @USOpen pic.twitter.com/126Av6NoJd — darren…

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