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BBQ News: 12/09 – 12/15

– This blast from Jim Henson’s past may make you miss your mama’s barbecue:   – J C Reid of the Houston Chronicle samples the new-school barbecue at Pinkerton’s. – Just in time for a Houston Super Bowl, a bunch of new restaurants are opening in downtown, including Bud’s BBQ Pitmaster. – The Travel Channel’s Barbecue Bliss episode ranked the 8 best barbecue joints in the country, and they gave Corkscrew BBQ in Spring the…

BBQ News: 12/02 – 12/08

– Louie Gohmert has a burning desire to cook ribs at the US Capital: Louie Gohmert is still mad the Architect of the Capitol tried to shut down his balcony barbecue operation. pic.twitter.com/tvxjEi4fev — JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) December 2, 2016   – It looks like Gohmert’s balcony barbecue may be back up and running next year.  – Zimmerhanzel’s in Smithville is the classic on again, off again, on again, off again, on again barbecue joint…

The Barbecue Allergy

What is your greatest fear? It’s a simple question you’re rarely faced with outside of an interview setting. We just got a new editor in chief (congrats to Tim Taliaferro) at Texas Monthly, so I may have to reinterview for this barbecue editor gig. You never know how these things go. But if I’m asked about my greatest fear, it’s not dying in a fiery crash on I-35 during one of my many trips around the state. My…

BBQ News: 11/18 – 12/01

– The world’s largest barbecue pit went to Galveston to help cook Thanksgiving dinner for the Salvation Army:   – “[A] Yeti cooler may be the greatest source of weekender braggadocio since the Big Green Egg smoker.” – “And like French wine and Italian cheese, the singular character of Texas barbecue – specifically Central Texas-style barbecue – is ultimately rooted in the land where it originated.” – There’s been a 14% decline in meat consumption…

Barbecue Line Etiquette

I had arrived at Cattleack Barbecue in Dallas later than I’d planned. I expected the line to be long at 11:15 that morning, but it was a real whopper. It snaked through the stanchions set up to herd the crowd and all the way down the side of the new dining room. I cursed to myself because I knew better than to wait this long after their 10:30 opening to get in the door, but at…

BBQ News: 11/11 – 11/17

– Meat Fight in Dallas raised $175,000 in the fight against MS. – The Dallas Observer has a slideshow from Meat Fight. – Check out these scenes from the 7th annul Blues ,Bandits, & BBQ fest in Oak Cliff. – It’s just that the photo doesn’t look like Southern BBQ: We look at how Southern BBQ has permeated the Aussie food scene https://t.co/r4WIGWAnUH @lebontonmelb @fancyhanksbbq @Luke__Powell pic.twitter.com/2XMzfRtoNs — MUNCHIES (@munchies) November 16, 2016   –…

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