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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…

BBQ News: 07/12 – 07/18

- It’s Texas Monthly BBQ Week. You have two more days to indulge on special menu items at joints across the state. A percentage of proceeds to benefit Foodways Texas. Read about it here, here, here, and here. – There was a North vs. South barbecue competition in Gettysburg. Here are the results. – So they’re selling smoked water these days. Worse yet, people are buying it. Don’t they know this is essentially diluted liquid smoke?  …

Where is Smitty’s Pitmaster John Fullilove?

Spenser Magazine just published a story about the Kreuz and Smitty’s barbecue feud in Lockhart. The story outlined how the two sides of the family came together to create Schmidt Family Barbecue in Bee Cave. It was a great piece, but the companion blog post that just posted today might be more interesting. After interviewing many in the family, writer Mike Dundas learned about a few changes at both Smitty’s and Schmidt Family Barbecue that…

BBQ News: 07/04 – 07/11

- Killen’s BBQ in Pearland had their pit stolen, then recovered a couple of days later.  This after having a hot brisket stolen straight from the pit last month. I think they need a smoker enclosure. BBQ pit has been found, a little more paint added, but found. pic.twitter.com/NORKcM2YoW — Ronnie Killen (@killensbbq) July 6, 2013   – A man brought his smoker onto the subway in New York over the 4th of July holiday. – Ralph…

Lockhart Smokehouse Expanding to Plano

Plano, Texas is about to get a solid barbecue option. Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ joint, Lockhart Smokehouse has announced plans to expand. The original location opened in 2011 in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff has seen their business grow to a point where owners Jill and Jeff Bergus thought it was time to grow. They are being forced to close for a few hours between lunch and dinner service nearly every day…

BBQ News: 06/21 – 06/27

- Pecan Lodge in Dallas, a Top 4 BBQ joint in the state, just might be moving. Owner and pitmaster Justin Fourton hinted at this possibility in our interview a few weeks back. Some even speculate that their next stop might not be in Dallas. – A recent Top 50 BBQ choice, Hatfield’s BBQ in Rockport is already having some growing pains. The dual business of a barbecue joint and beer garden looks to be two separate businesses soon….

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