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BBQ News: 04/04 – 04/10

– The Houston BBQ Festival was held on Sunday. The BBQ Geniuses from Texas A&M enjoyed their time, there were plenty of photos shared, and there were some pleasant surprises too. – Beef prices just keep going up. We’ve hit another record high for price, and the cattle herds are the lowest since 1951. – Pork prices aren’t doing much better. – Evan LeRoy, pitmaster at Freedmen’s Bar in Austin, noticed a mention of Freedmen’s…

A Few Discoveries in Houston

Amidst the rain and overcast skies in Houston yesterday, there was a barbecue festival. The second year for the Houston Barbecue Festival was held at Reliant Park, and twenty local pitmasters gathered to share their barbecue bounty with an estimated two thousand guests. The rain came in waves, but I had plenty of time between the downpours to try every one of the restaurants in attendance. I was already familiar with the excellent brisket at…

BBQ News: 03/28 – 04/03

– April Fools Day was on Tuesday, and there were some tricks played in the barbecue world. The Sidedish blog announced a new BBQ Explosion flavor of Orbit gum based on Pecan Lodge’s barbecue. Delaney Barbecue in Brooklyn said they were changing their name to TofuTown. And Southern Soul BBQ in Georgia said they were switching their all-wood operation to gas cookers. – Another April Fools favorite was from the Paris Review that ran this…

Jerk Baby Back Ribs

Billy Durney is a native of Brooklyn, so it wasn’t difficult to choose the small Red Hook neighborhood in which he opened his barbecue joint, Hometown Bar-B-Que. He called it “Hometown” because this is where both his grandmothers settled after emigrating to New York. This is where he returned to after traveling the world as a private bodyguard to the stars. This is where he gets to smoke meat in the mornings with a view…

BBQ News: 03/21 – 03/27

Public Service Announcement – This twitter account exists: I’ve seen bigger lines for the girls bathroom on dirty 6th. Shortest wait all week guaranteed. #protip #bbq #atx pic.twitter.com/ZvMUEN22oP — Franklin BBQ Line (@FranklinBBQline) March 25, 2014   – Zagat Austin provides this list of under-the-radar barbecue joints to visit in town.  – Doug Pickering, pitmaster at WORK in Dallas, was featured on the local news. Here’s the video.  – When vegans attack:   – D…

BBQ Pop-Up in Brooklyn

We’re coming to Brooklyn this week, and we’re bringing some pitmasters with us. Texas Monthly is holding our second annual barbecue pop-up at the new Brooklyn location of Hill Country Barbecue Market this Thursday evening. Three of Texas’s best will be providing some of their specialty smoked meats. Here is the line-up: Louie Mueller Barbecue – Taylor, Texas Wayne Mueller is bringing his pepper crusted brisket and behemoth beef ribs.   Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue…

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