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BBQ News: 08/02 – 08/08

- They take their BBQ pits pretty seriously in Lone Star, Texas. A pit dispute led to shots being fired in a convenience store parking lot. – Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin needed someone to choose their food vendors. They chose Austin pitmaster John Mueller. This should be fun. You can send applications to vendors@FunFunFunFest.com Retirement party …. Ok it’s time to get ready for Fun Fun Fun Fest… Get your apps in pic.twitter.com/Bz4QFPf4jE — John…

BBQ News: 07/26 – 08/01

- Big Red injects a little humor into their new ad campaign for the “Big Red BBQ Bottle.” The ad is just disturbing. – Beef experts believe 2014 might be a make-or-break year for the US beef industry if herd numbers don’t improve rapidly. – They’re farming insects in Spain to make up for what they believe will be a diminishing supply of traditional proteins. Smoked crickets anyone? – The Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth is on vacation, and will be…

Easing the Line at Pecan Lodge

The lines at Pecan Lodge are pretty crazy these days. At the opening bell last Saturday I counted over 150 people waiting for barbecue. Today, owners Diane and Justin Fourton are announcing a few changes that may ease lines like this one: From the press release: [W]e’ve been working on a few things to help make it easier for those coming down to eat with us. Starting today, we are happy to announce that the…

Czech Chips in Texas

A Czech potato chip manufacturer has created a flavor of specifically grilled meats in their Bohemia line. Their plan is to export it to the US, and they want to begin in Texas. From their press release – “Where else should we test the new flavor of ‘grilled meat’ than in the mecca of grilling- Texas?” I think they’re confused about Texas barbecue, but I’m sure they’ll learn soon. They’re sending radio personality Kazma Kazmitch…

BBQ News: 07/19 – 07/25

- On the Smithsonian blog Food & Think, they discuss the origins of American barbecue. They also surmise how individual styles that are so distinct from one another emerged. In the explanation they go a little light on the Texas contribution. – Raising beef is still a dangerous business. A Creekstone Farms (brisket supplier of Franklin Barbecue among others) employee was trampled to death in a cattle pen. – Parade magazine published a barbecue cover…

Covered in BBQ: Parade’s Homage to Texas Monthly

“Great barbecue clearly makes creative teams think alike.” Thus begins the explanation of Parade‘s food editor on why yesterday’s cover had a curious resemblance to Texas Monthly’s June cover. The Texas Monthly team worked with Franklin Barbecue to style a tray of smoked meats fitting for a cover announcing the “50 Best BBQ Joints in the World.” Texas Monthly made a big deal of it, complete with a cover reveal before the issue came out. A…

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