Jimmy Kimmel Loves Austin

Jimmy Kimmel came to Austin for SXSW and he gave Austin’s food scene a week’s worth of boosterism in front of a national television audience. Not only was there significant name dropping of all restaurant types, but barbecue was mentioned in every episode. The opening credits even used an adaptation of the sign from The County Line Bar-B-Q for Cleto and the Cletones and the set was designed with reproductions of neon signs around town….

BBQ News: 03/07 – 03/13

– A profile of Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Que in Brownsville, the best barbacoa in Texas. – A “Meat Cloud” has detrimental affects on the New York Times’ office, but the bacon cloud seems to be harmless. – Smoked tofu? Must be SXSW: Austin’s Ironworks BBQ makes an (arguably ill-advised) menu addition in deference to #SXSW — Jim Meigs (@pmjim) March 9, 2014   – Ironworks BBQ in Austin “is average Texas barbecue,” says the Smoking…

Kreuz Market Coming to Bryan

Bryan, Texas is about to get another barbecue joint, and it’s a legendary one. Keith Schmidt of Kreuz Market in Lockhart, Texas says they will build the second location of Kreuz Market over a hundred miles from Lockhart along Highway 6 in Bryan. It’ll be built just north of the College Station city limits right in front of the Best Western and next to an IHOP. They’re hoping to finalize the design drawings this week…

BBQ News: 02/28 – 03/06

– Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, Texas was named an Americas Classic by the James Beard Foundation. – Food Republic is doing a whole series on butchery and charcuterie. This first article helps translate the different butchering techniques across the globe. – College Football writer Andy Staples provides his picks for the best college towns for food. Of course Austin makes the list for their barbecue. Check the 1:40 mark of the video. – Andy…

Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

The Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival in Tyler won’t start for another two months, but you can buy tickets today starting at 10:00am. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd on the square in downtown Tyler. Barbecue from fifteen of Texas’s best barbecue joints will be served starting at 2:00 for VIP’s and will be available at 3:00 for general admission. Samples of the barbecue are free for attendees once inside the gates….

BBQ News: 02/21 – 02/27

– La Barbecue was named one of the 25 best new restaurants in America by GQ Magazine. – After many delays, Killen’s BBQ in Pearland is finally open. Here’s a first look. – Zagat interviews Ronnie Killen about his new place. – Along with news of the Killen’s opening comes another big splash. Ronnie Killen is partnering with Houston chef Bryan Caswell and restaurateur Bill Floyd to open another barbecue joint in Houston. – Ray’s…

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