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BBQ News: 06/20 – 06/26

- John Lewis of Austin’s la Barbecue will travel to South Carolina to show them what Texas BBQ is all about in this cross-cultural barbecue event. – Alice Laussade lists ten ways you know your relationship is over in Dallas. #2 is “He takes you to Dickey’s.” – Goedecker’s pulled off some deep-level barbecue trolling. They created an infographic on American barbecue styles, left Texas off entirely, then sent it to me to re-post on…

Barbecue Rant

I eat a lot of barbecue, but rarely do I fear taking a bite of what I’m served. This weekend was one of those rare experiences. It was some of the most soulless, thoughtless barbecue I’ve encountered. There were so many questionable decisions made in the course of assembling a single order, I couldn’t tell if they were born of apathy or ineptness. Whichever, they reflected poorly on a new business in a small town with…

BBQ News: 06/13 – 06/19

- Zagat Austin lists their favorite barbecue events around the state this summer. – Gayot comes out with their list of the top ten barbecue joints in the country. – CheapTickets.com has a list of their top BBQ destinations. In Austin they highlight a humorous paring of events – a meal with John Mueller followed by the Austin Symphony. – They’re trying their hand at smoked brisket in North Carolina, and even knocking off a…

BBQ News: 06/06 – 06/12

- Alison Cook of the Houston Chronicle doesn’t hand out the four star reviews often, but Killen’s BBQ in Pearland just got that high praise this week. She calls it “Houston’s first destination barbecue.” – Fed Man Walking has released a number of Austin BBQ lists over the past two weeks, but on Tuesday he offered up his top 10 joints in the city. Like the Austin American Statesman’s list, this one has la Barbecue…

Texas BBQ: History vs. Hip

Zagat produced a couple great videos on Texas barbecue comparing the historic and the hip joints in Texas. The first highlights the historic joints like Black’s BBQ, Opie’s, Snow’s BBQ, and Louie Mueller Barbecue:   The second video looks at the new and hip barbecue joints in Austin. It features Franklin Barbecue, Kerlin BBQ, la Barbecue, Freedmen’s, and Stiles Switch along with Delaney BBQ in Brooklyn: Along with the videos, Zagat also created a bonus Texas barbecue family tree…

BBQ News: 05/30 – 06/05

- If you’ve never been to Memphis in May and want to get a taste, check out Republic of Swine from Bitter Southerner. A taste: “First timers British Bulldog BBQ of Surrey, England are…the “best of the best” from the British Barbecue Society — which sounds about as formidable as being the top-rated hockey player in Louisiana.” – The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in NYC begins this Saturday. There are still some fast passes…

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