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BBQ News: 08/22 – 08/28

- A woman in Dallas bought the former home of Sonny Bryan, but didn’t realize it until she found his old letters and Army rucksack in the attic. – The Houston Chronicle provides a vivid description of the fire that broke out at Hinze’s in Wharton, and describes the family’s future plans for a new barbecue joint. – How to make a 120 lb pastrami:   – The Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival comes to…

Woody the Pit Feeder

Around back at Opie’s BBQ in Spicewood is a contraption like none I’ve seen at a barbecue joint. They call it Woody, and it feeds mesquite logs into the fire at night. Kristin Ashmore is the co-owner of Opie’s. She lives close to the restaurant, so one of her duties was to feed the fire every few hours during the night. Her father took enough pity on her for all the interrupted sleep that he…

BBQ News: 08/15 – 08/21

- Jan Harding was poisoned at a Dickey’s BBQ in Utah after an employee mistakenly added sodium hydroxide into the sweet tea. – Dickey’s BBQ plans to open their 500th location before the end of the year. – I promise, you’ll miss the meat: You won’t even miss meat when you make this killer vegan BBQ sandwich recipe: http://t.co/Jpiz6zeWaj pic.twitter.com/xRZqYPDHGy — MUNCHIES (@munchies) August 16, 2014   – Austin Woman Magazine named their top 10…

Dickey’s Barbecue in Hot Water over Tainted Iced Tea

What a difference a few weeks can make. In late July, Dickey’s Barbecue, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, began a new national advertising campaign with the theme “We Know Barbecue.” They also announced that they expected their five hundredth store would open before 2014 came to a close. All of that excitement is now on hold as they deal with their most challenging public relations moment in the company’s seventy-three year history. Last Sunday, Jan Harding…

BBQ News: 08/08 – 08/14

- The Barbecue Hall of Fame has announced its 2014 inductees: Congrats to the 2014 #BBQHallofFame Inductees: Henry Perry, Pat Burke, & @drbbq! http://t.co/UPVEHhFuqN — American Royal (@AmericanRoyal) August 11, 2014   – Ten 50 BBQ in Richardson will open next Monday. The Dallas Morning News has some photos from a preview dinner.  – By the end of the month, downtown Grapevine will have a new barbecue joint when Meat U Anywhere BBQ opens.  –…

New BBQ Joint Opening in Grapevine

For nearly a decade San Angelo native and current Keller resident Andy Sedino worked for Rudy’s BBQ. When he left in 2012 he was a managing partner and the Director of Operations for the North Texas franchises of the popular chain. Now he’s looking to bring his own brand of barbecue to the area. Meat U Anywhere BBQ has been a catering operation for the last year or so, but a permanent restaurant location is…

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