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Houston BBQ Festival 2014

The second annual Houston BBQ Festival is coming on Sunday, April 6th. The line-up this year is mostly familiar if you attended the inaugural 2013 festival, but some of the new faces include Feges BBQ, Oak Leaf Smokehouse, Pappa Charlie’s Barbeque, and Baker’s Ribs. There’s also a rumor that Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbecue might bring his smoker along too. If you went to last year’s event, don’t forget that it has moved to Reliant Park this…

BBQ News: 02/07 – 02/13

- Thrillist provided this guide to regional barbecue styles in the US. I do give them credit for realizing that Texas has more than one style, but their description of North Carolina barbecue and claiming that Memphis is known more for pulled pork than ribs makes the whole thing a bit laughable. – The founder of Chili’s plans to open a barbecue joint in Richardson, Texas called Ten 50 BBQ. – The Salt Lick has…

Texas BBQ in Paris, France?

Thomas Abramowicz wants to open the first barbecue joint in Paris, France. You can help make it happen, that is if you’re a pitmaster who can help. Thomas is from France. He loves Texas barbecue, and wants to bring it back home by opening a barbecue joint in Paris. He first told me this while we were in line for the bathroom at Hill Country BBQ in New York. I sent him a few leads, but…

Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival: SOLD OUT

UPDATE: All tickets to the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival are SOLD OUT. Tickets for the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival are available for purchase. VIP tickets have already sold out, but there are General Admission tickets remaining. If you’re unfamiliar with the festival, here are a few key details: When – Sunday, November 3rd Where – The Long Center in Austin, Texas How Much – $135 for VIP tickets (that’s gets you in at noon for an…

Meatopia Texas

Josh Ozersky announced the line-up for Meatopia Texas today at a press conference in San Antonio. That it was held at the Pearl Brewery made it no secret that the Granary, which is located at the Pearl, would be featured. Well, that and the fact that Ozersky has featured them in three articles in three different publications since April (here, here and here). Let’s just say he likes the Granary, and so does Texas Monthly….

BBQ News: 06/28 – 07/04

- Texas BBQ in North Carolina? Yep. Jim Price prefers Texas brisket to Carolina whole hog, so his research included a stop in Lockhart, Texas before he opened JJ Texas BBQ in Havelock, NC. – Greg Gatlin of Top 50 BBQ Joint Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston is profiled here. – I don’t see brisket, but there are sausages and spare ribs on this periodic table of meat.   – Scroll down a bit to find…

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