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To All the Armchair BBQ Critics

This is a note from pitmaster Carey Bringle. It is copied in its entirety, with his permission, from the Facebook page of Peg Leg Porker. And to those who will surely point it out, I do realize he is talking to me too, but it’s an important message. Enjoy. To All the Armchair BBQ Critics: There has been a major buzz around the state and across the country in the last few days about Travel + Leisure…

BBQ News: 05/16 – 05/22

- The summer barbecue list onslaught is in full effect this week. The first one comes from Travel + Leisure which ranks the twenty best cities in the country for barbecue. Nevermind that Nashville is laughably in the top spot, but they left off towns like Lockhart, Texas (okay, it was lumped in with Austin); Owensboro, Kentucky; and Lexington, North Carolina in favor of barbecue hotspots like Portland (Oregon and Maine) and Denver. – Culturemap…

Steven Raichlen’s Man Made Meals

Steven Raichlen, the man who wrote the Barbecue! Bible, will be in Texas this week for three events with Kent Rathbun’s restaurants. He’s promoting his new book Man Made Meals in Austin tonight, Plano tomorrow, and in the Woodlands on Friday. Each event ticket is $85 which includes a four course meal with beverage pairings and a copy of Man Made Meals. On Man Made Meals: The book is about “adopting secrets from the pros [like…

BBQ News: 05/09 – 05/15

- Say it with me. “Whiskey-Flavored Pigs.” – Twelve great examples of barbecue on scripted television shows. – Another Rudy’s is coming to Houston: @BBQsnob for the Que News. 59 and Grand Parkway sugar land / ft.bend county pic.twitter.com/vq7GUJhVDE — Pappa Charlies BBQ (@pappacharlies) May 12, 2014   – The Smoking Ho visits Fushack’s in San Marcos and is impressed with the brisket.  – Jon Favreau on Aaron Franklin: “He showed me how to slice…

Meat Atlas

A few months ago the Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE) released a sixty-six page report on meat consumption around the globe called the Meat Atlas. In their words “the report presents a global perspective on the impacts of industrial meat and dairy production, and illustrates its increasingly devastating impact on society and the environment. The way we produce and consume meat and dairy needs a radical rethink.” The narrative within the report has a definite…

Emilio Soliz out at Two Bros. BBQ Market

As of yesterday, pitmaster Emilio Soliz is gone from Two Bros. BBQ Market in San Antonio. He broke the news over Facebook and I caught Soliz on the phone. “I’m nervous, but excited.” He’s planning a new venture in San Antonio which he hopes to have open soon. Right now Sweet Christi’s BBQ (named after his wife) will begin a catering operation with a used reverse-flow pit that Soliz recently purchased. Why did he leave?: “It’s always been our…

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