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Barbecue for Breakfast

The history of Central Texas barbecue is shaped by meat markets, and meat markets are open early. Those early hours are still honored by some of the state’s best, so getting a link of smoked beef sausage at City Market in Luling and Smitty’s in Lockhart. Then there’s the Saturday morning breakfast ritual at Snow’s BBQ in Lexington which opens at 8:00am sharp, and Matus Pit Bar-B-Q in nearby Caldwell serves their sausage even earlier,…

BBQ News: 01/03 – 01/08

- Beef prices continue to rise, and brisket is getting even worse. Grub Street, KTRH in Houston, TAMU, and TMBBQ all had a different take on the effects. – Who knows, maybe Irish briskets to the rescue? – Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt has some ideas to help your local BBQ joint stay profitable so they can stick around. – Like we said, it’s getting $$$: Man accused of stealing $2K worth of meat from Austin-area…

BBQ News: 12/19 – 01/02

- “Praying to The Altar of BBQ in Texas” from Trivago. – Carolyn Wells and the KCBS traveled to Europe to help them put on a proper barbecue competition. The article goes into how to judge barbecue along with describing just how popular American cuisine, like barbecue and burgers, has become in Europe. – KTBC in Houston Austin looks at the affects of high meat prices on local barbecue joints. – Beef doesn’t look to be getting…

Most Memorable BBQ Bites of 2014

I ate a lot of barbecue meals in 2014. Some were great, some awful, but most of them landed closer to the middle. Rather than reliving the bad ones, these were my twenty-five most memorable bites from the past year, presented in chronological order. Fargo’s Pit BBQ in Bryan, Texas – Spare Ribs on 01/09 The brisket here can be up and down, but the spare ribs are always solid. These three were some of…

The Official Guitar of Texas BBQ

Dave Barry and Kevin Tully left the east coast for Austin for the music scene and the barbecue. In 2011 they started Moniker Guitars on South Congress, and racked up visits to Black’s BBQ, The Salt Lick, and Franklin Barbecue among others. “Barbecue and live music are iconically Austin,” says Barry, so they decided to combine the two. These new barbecue-themed guitars are available only through their Kickstarter campaign that runs through January 6th. The…

Top 2014 Newsmakers in Texas BBQ

Barbecue is always the headliner on TMBBQ, and every week you’ll find a new line-up of barbecue news. There are barbecue joints and pitmasters that manage to keep themselves perpetually newsworthy, and some stories are just more impactful than others. Looking back over the past year, we’ve collected and ranked the biggest newsmakers in Texas barbecue for 2014. 1. La Barbecue in Austin…and Charleston: Back in May they were named as the best barbecue in Austin by two…

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