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Kings of Competition BBQ

With all the contests and various sanctioning bodies, competition barbecue can get confusing, but one thing is clear. Getting into the Champions Corner at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World’s Championship Bar-B-Que is a big honor. It is bestowed upon the winners of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-Off, the American Royal, and the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue, also known as The Jack. That means Royal winner Tuffy Stone and the…

BBQ News: 02/20 – 02/26

- GQ Magazine places Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland on its list of the best restaurants in the country and asked “Was Ronnie Killen’s plate rib merely the single greatest piece of barbecue of my entire life, or was it the most magnificent piece of beef ever cooked at any time in history?” – Robert Moss of Southern Living asks if a pitmaster should be up for an award commonly given to chefs. – Aaron Franklin…

BBQ News: 02/13 – 02/19

- Pitmaster Aaron Franklin of Austin’s Franklin Barbecue has been nominated for the Best Chef; Southwest award by the James Beard Foundation. – Austin and Lockhart take the #1 and #3 spots on this list of best barbecue cities in America from Thrillist – Will and Nichole Buckman of Corkscrew BBQ in Spring sat down for a chat with the Houston Press: – Southern Living ranks their ten favorite Carolina barbecue joints. – Noted North…

BBQ News: 02/06 – 02/12

- On this Valentine’s Day weekend, the Houston Chronicle reminds us that Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is a good place to dump someone. – Burger Mary uses leftover beef fat to make body butter, or “cow lotion.” – “We are in a weird, like, barbecue bubble…Somehow barbecue has become a thing.” – Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue in Austin: Brisket was cheap and delicious. Now it’s expensive and you have to wait in line: http://t.co/x1ogp0HCgl…

BBQ News: 01/30 – 02/05

- Brisket is getting more expensive, yada, yada, yada. – With the high price of beef, there’s a brisket bandit on the loose in San Antonio. – Maybe these three guys were looking for brisket when they got arrested after breaking into a Rudy’s BBQ in Webster, Texas. – For the first time, there are two locations of Kreuz Market. The new Bryan location opened on Monday: And away we go!!!! pic.twitter.com/CfkQi0RQT8 — Kreuz Market…

Keep The Kreuz Fires Burning

A new Kreuz Market doesn’t come along very often. They opened their doors in Lockhart as a meat market in 1900. In 1924 they moved to a new building, currently occupied by Smitty’s Market. They moved once again in 1999, thanks to a well publicized family tiff, to their generously sized brick building just across the tracks on the north side of Lockhart. There’s no record that I could find of how the pits were…

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