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BBQ News: 08/26 – 09/01

– Texas Tech study shows that antibiotic-resistant bacteria from cattle feedlots can be spread by the Panhandle winds. – The most important meal: Breakfast taco perfection from @Valstexmexbbq https://t.co/V2dZfTIdjB pic.twitter.com/bDy8Toys6h — Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) August 30, 2016   – USA Today scoured the country looking for the best barbecue and published their findings in a new list.  – Delish says these are the best barbecue joints in each state.  – CNN takes a world tour…

BBQ News: 08/19 – 08/25

– Operation BBQ Relief is doing some amazing work in the flood-affected areas of Louisiana. Will Cleaver provided this update from their efforts. As of Tuesday, they had served over 180,000 meals. They need your donations. – John Mueller Meat Co. in Austin seized for non-payment of taxes: John Mueller Meat Co. property seized for nonpayment of taxes. pic.twitter.com/q3nGrB2usQ — Philip Jankowski (@PhilJankowski) August 19, 2016   – Mueller has 20 days to set up…

Evan LeRoy Leaving Freedmen’s Bar

Talented pitmaster Evan LeRoy has left his position at Freedmen’s Bar in Austin. He’s planning a place of his own, but details are still vague. LeRoy told me over the phone that he hoped to have something open in the Austin area within the next year, and promised that it would be a barbecue-centric menu. In the meantime he’ll be teaching barbecue classes with the 500 gallon smoker he has parked at his home, and working with the…

BBQ News: 08/05 – 08/18

– BBQ guru Steven Raichlen shared his favorite stops for smoked meat with the Daily Beast, and Texas gets plenty of love. – These are the most influential barbecue joints in the country. – Why not try beef chuck in the smoker? Brisket is pricey and finicky. Chuck is cheap and foolproof and makes fantastic barbecue. Try it out! https://t.co/ZNgeHSoPYm — J. Kenji López-Alt (@TheFoodLab) August 10, 2016   – The Star Telegram was there…

BBQ News: 07/29 – 08/04

– Delish looks at the wild world of cooking competitions, including how to become a barbecue judge. – Tasty Meat polled a number of notable grillers about common grilling mistakes. They shared the 25 most common ones. – I talked with the Leisuremen radio show about Texas barbecue, including some great places to find it. Jump ahead to the 20:00 mark. – Zagat talks to barbecue joint owners in Central Texas to find out what…

BBQ News: 07/22 – 07/28

– Livestock producers have increased supplies of hogs and cattle to a level described by Bloomberg as a “meat mountain.” Meat just keeps getting cheaper. – Beware pitmasters. The Atlantic dives into the root causes of tuberculosis, and determines that it might have first developed in people sharing close quarters with a wood fire. – BBQ Summer Camp: Foodways Texas BBQ Camp July: photos from #bbqcamp at #tamubbq @foodwaystx https://t.co/6jGO03lFUp — Kelly Yandell (@themeaningofpie) July…

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