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Franklin for President

With all the candidates thus far who have entered the 2016 run for president, the logos and mottos abound. Our new crop of Texas Monthly interns figured that none of the candidates matched the qualifications of one Aaron Franklin, proprietor of Austin’s Franklin Barbecue, so they made some alterations to the slogans already out there. Here at TMBBQ, we urge you to consider the pro-barbecue ticket. Vote for: Instead of:   Wouldn’t you rather have: …than:…

BBQ News: 06/26 – 07/02

– Stubb’s barbecue sauce sold for $100,000,000 and TM’s Dan Solomon has the story. – CHD Expert provides some interesting industry numbers on the impact of barbecue joints in the country’s restaurant landscape. – Steven Raichlen is back with a new barbecue show called Project Smoke. – Some good looking Texas barbecue in Richmond, Virginia: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em – ZZQ Web Extra from Richmond Magazine on Vimeo.   – Mark your calendars….

BBQ News: 06/19 – 06/25

– Texas Governor Greg Abbott says that calling barbecue sauce “the most important thing about barbecue” was, in hindsight “my biggest regret” while in office. – Officials in China have seized meat illegally smuggled in from Vietnam. It was all previously frozen, and some of it was forty years old. – A brisket demonstration video featuring the Salt Lick brought about what First We Feast has entitled #Brisketgate. – Salt Lick responds: @clarklab Sorry for…

Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2015

Today Wayne Mueller begins the final leg of his around-the-world barbecue missionary tour, a journey that has taken him to Japan (through Tokyo and three other cities); a stint at the World Expo in Milan; two flights through London, and one very long weekend in New York City at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party. His final sojourn will have Mueller hauling a barbecue pit the long way back to Texas through Atlanta to bypass the…

BBQ News: 06/12 – 06/18

– Travel + Leisure calls Austin “America’s next great food town” citing great restaurants like Franklin Barbecue and Valentina’s Tex-Mex. – Directly from Big Apple BBQ -> How not to trim a brisket:   – The Daily Meal asks for tips from some barbecue experts at the Big Apple BBQ. – The Daily Meal also looked into some reasons for the smaller crowd at this year’s festival. – First We Feast shares photos and videos…

BBQ News: 06/05 – 06/11

– Southern Living’s Robert Moss released his list of the fifty best barbecue joints in the South. – Some in Houston aren’t happy about being snubbed by Moss. – Kansas City is named the best city for barbecue by Travel + Leisure. Don’t worry, they also think a pig head roasted in an oven is barbecue. It’s delicious, but it ain’t barbecue. – Golfer Davis Love III also has a list of his favorite barbecue…

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