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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…

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…

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