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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…

BBQ News: 02/14 – 02/20

- An ad was posted on Craigslist offering $15/hr to someone willing to wait in line at Franklin Barbecue during SXSW. – The 2014 James Beard award nominees were announced yesterday. Daniel Delaney of Delaney Barbecue in Brooklyn was nominated for Rising Star Chef of the Year, and Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q was nominated for Outstanding Restaurateur. – The colorful language of meat carving in 1673. – A blast from the past BBQ joint opening…

Ten 50 BBQ is Coming

Ten 50 BBQ is under construction in Richardson, just north of Dallas. You may have seen the sign along the Hwy. 75 service road north of Arapaho (at 1050 N. Central Expressway) and adjacent to the Arapaho DART station. Construction is underway for the major renovations to the existing building on site, and Ten 50 will open sometime this summer. Larry Lavine, who founded Chili’s back in 1975, is the man behind Ten 50. It’s been…

Jimmy Kimmel in Austin

Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez came to Austin for some SXSW scouting over the weekend. Kimmel will be taping his popular late night show in Austin during SXSW, and he was doing some advance barbecue scouting. Saturday began with Franklin Barbecue followed by Micklethwait Craft Meats just down the street. John Mueller tweeted the day before that he was expecting a visit from Kimmel, and that was indeed the third stop. Kimmel wrapped…

NBBQA Conference Coming to Texas

The annual conference for the National Barbecue Association is being held right here in Texas this year. In just a month, hundreds of barbecue enthusiasts will gather in San Marcos, Texas to eat and talk barbecue. The conference is a strategic combination of education, trade show, networking and promoting the art and lifestyle of BBQ. It is where restaurateurs, caterers, product creators and more gather each year to share ideas, network and learn from experts how…

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