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Barbecue Editor Featured Down Under

Our barbecue editor was recently interviewed by Sunrise, Australia’s self-described “number one breakfast show.” The hosts ask him about Texas-style barbecue (and the difference between an Aussie sear and our preferred smoking method), if he is “the Simon Cowell of the brisket,” and his favorite places in Texas. Watch the whole interview here:

BBQ News: 5/31 – 6/06

- A look back at the life of Calvin “Boots” Payne, the founder of Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, who passed away last week. – Guns and Roses played a show in Dallas and took the opportunity to stop by Pecan Lodge and help make some sausage. Guns+Roses stopped by. Taught @bumblefoot a few things about art of sausage making. Nobody wake us from this dream. twitter.com/PecanLodge/sta… — Pecan Lodge (@PecanLodge) June 1, 2013   – I’m burying…

Best Letter to the Barbecue Editor Thus Far

Yesterday, we received an impassioned letter to the Barbecue Editor concerning The 50 Best BBQ Joints list. Here it is in full: I’ve just reviewed your Top 50 Best Barbecue Joints issue and it’s a total joke! How can you include _______ but not __________? And what about ________, _________. or ________? Then you include ________ and say it has the best ________ in the whole state? I wouldn’t feed their _________ to my ________!…

2013 Top 50 BBQ Joint Closes

The phone rang. “Mr. Vaughn, this is the Parker County Sheriff’s office.” There wasn’t actually an officer at the other end of the line. It was Big Jim McLennan calling, the pitmaster at Hashknife on the Chisholm in Peadenville, Texas. He has always been good at making jokes, but it was refreshing that he was in good spirits. The day prior to this call was the final day in business for his beloved barbecue joint…

BBQ News: 5/23 – 5/30

-A deal was announced yesterday that “would be the biggest takeover of an American company by a Chinese concern.” That deal was for the Shuanghui Group to purchase Virginia based Smithfield Foods which is the largest pork processor in the world. -Tune in to Austin’s KLRU next Thursday from 8:00-9:30pm for a special showing of the BBQ with Franklin series as well as The Kings of BBQ Barbecue Kuwait, a documentary that tells the story of several…

Recap: Daniel Vaughn at Austin’s BookPeople

As if defending the TMBBQ Top 50 weren’t enough, Texas Monthly Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn is also in the middle of his book tour for The Prophets of Smoked Meat, which brought him last week to the city he now says is “the capital of Texas BBQ.” That’s right: the one that’s also the live music capital and the actual capital. Vaughn’s  comments to the crowd and answers to the Q&A at Austin’s BookPeople provided…

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