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BBQ News: 10/24 – 10/30

- The Daily Show filmed in Austin this week. The Monday episode started with an homage to the show Dallas in the intro, and featured Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue among other notable Austinites. – Later in the show, correspondent Jordan Klepper showed off the barbecue lei that he received form the airport. – Food TV personality Alton Brown came to Dallas for a live show that used some Pecan Lodge brisket. – The smoked…

Dia De Los Puercos

Legendary whole hog cooker Samuel Jones is bringing a special taste of North Carolina barbecue to Dallas this Sunday (tickets here). The Jones family has been cooking whole hogs in eastern North Carolina since 1830. In 1947, Samuel’s grandfather, Pete Jones, opened the Skylight Inn restaurant in Ayden, North Carolina, and Samuel and his father, Bruce, keep it smoking today. It’s considered some of the best barbecue in the country, and was even honored as an…

BBQ News: 10/17 – 10/23

- “In 2013 the U.S. produced almost the same amount of beef as it did in 1976, about 13 million tons. It achieved this while slaughtering 10 million fewer cattle.” From an in-depth look into the cattle industry, with a focus on Texas, from National Geographic. – National Geographic took a look at cattle breeding and even cloning, mainly on Texas ranches. – Mother Jones talked to Ted Genoways about his new book The Chain…

BBQ News: 10/10 – 10/16

- Neil Patrick Harris will be the host of the Oscars. Along with announcing his big news, he also announced his love for the Salt Lick. – “I actually had my first barbecue here.” – Lorde at ACL Festival in Austin. – La Barbecue fed Eminem and his crew before his performance at ACL Festival. – La Barbecue has announced that they plan to open a brick and mortar location on South Congress in Austin…

BBQ News: 10/03 – 10/09

- John Lewis of la Barbecue in Austin is opening a new barbecue joint in…Charleston, South Carolina. He’s bringing some beef to a state where pork is king. Word is, when the doors open to Lewis Barbecue in 2015, it’ll be just down the street from a new location of the already established Home Team Barbecue. – John Lewis is headed back to Charleston next month for a barbecue event to be held on 11/9….

Meat Drunk

This article originally appeared on ModernFarmer.com and is reprinted here with the permission of Modern Farmer.  You’re experiencing a rapid heartbeat, flush cheeks, and a sweaty brow. All are symptoms of overindulgence, but not of the alcoholic kind. Rather than an elevated BAC, the cause might be a high that even a teetotaler can get. You’re getting meat drunk. In 1905 Thomas Edison declared the country “food drunk.” He said “Men eat and sleep themselves…

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