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Brisket Prices Tumbling

The wholesale cost of brisket has been increasing, sometimes dramatically, since 2013. Now, it seems to be tumbling from its peak. Back in mid-January the wholesale price for whole briskets (IMPS 120) was $3.59/lb and this week it has dropped to $2.74/lb. That’s the lowest price for brisket in over a year. It’ll take some time for retail prices to reflect the drop, but one food supplier in Texas has seen them come down quite…

BBQ News: 04/17 – 04/23

– A semi hauling more than twenty tons of pork butts caught fire on the Interstate in Kansas City. – The New York Times offered their take on the Austin barbecue smoker resolution. They looked at it in context of other odor-related cases. You’ll also learn what a Nasal Ranger is. – A film on South Carolina BBQ from the SFA:   – Jalopnik picks up the brisket bandit near-getaway story in San Antonio. –…

BBQ News: 04/10 – 04/16

– A Field Guide to the American Sandwich from the NYT. Texas chopped beef gets some love, but the best photo is from Iowa. – Louis McMillan of McMillan’s Famous Bar-B-Q in Fannin, Texas was recently recognized by the State Senate of Texas for his work in barbecue. – Responding to the smoker resolution in Austin: Pits are moved away from the neighbors we are excited about our new spot in the same lot!! Come…

BBQ News: 04/03 – 04/09

– The Houston Chronicle asks “Have we reached peak barbecue?” – Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt examines just how much we pay for bones when ordering ribs at a barbecue joint. – The Austin City Council passed a resolution to study smoke mitigation requirements for barbecue joints. – More on the Austin smoke resolution:   – Another glowing review (with photos to match) of Pappa Charlie’s Barbeque in Houston. – The Houston BBQ Festival has some…

Little Miss BBQ

At 10:00am, the sun seemed nearly at full strength in the desert. One man had unfolded a chair and sat next to the door waiting for it to open. By the time it did, a line stretched at least forty deep, and the parking lot was so full that some cars sat idling in the aisles. It was 11:00am at Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix, Arizona, and this crowd was here for a taste of Texas….

BBQ News: 03/27 – 04/02

– The Austin City Council will discuss the new barbecue smoke resolution in today’s council meeting. – The resolution has been revised from its original version that Aaron Franklin spoke out against on Monday. – The Austin American Statesman covered the resolution as well with comments from additional barbecue joint owners. – BBQ break-in: Watch: Sparks fly as burglar wrenches TV off wall inside @DallasLockhart Same guy hit @zolisnypizza too @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/m6PvKRFpbr — Ben Russell…

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