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Photo from earlier today by John Mueller

Presidential Barbecue

The Dark Prince of Texas barbecue smoked beef ribs for the POTUS. John Mueller is in Dallas today along with President Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi for a barbecue fundraiser at the home of Marc Stanley just southwest of Forest and 75. John Mueller commented on the president’s request to eat his barbecue in typical fashion. “I probably have warrants in Dallas and this is the cops’ way to get me up here and eat at the…

Interview: Greg Gatlin of Gatlin’s BBQ

Owner/Pitmaster: Gatlin’s BBQ; Opened 2010 Age: 34 Smoker: Indirect Heat Wood-Fired Pit Wood: Hickory Greg Gatlin went from breaking up pass plays as a member of the Rice Owls to the world of corporate real estate, but he always knew he wanted to work in the restaurant industry. When the culinary school option evaporated, he dove into the barbecue business with his parents. Four years later, he is one of the state’s most respected pitmasters, and the popularity of his…

Texas Barbecue Week 2014

Next Sunday marks the beginning of the second annual Texas Monthly Barbecue Week. During this week-long celebration of our culinary heritage, everyone’s invited to visit the participating joints featured in our 2013 Top 50 BBQ issue who are offering a barbecue special. Fifty-four in total are included this year, and a full list can be found here. A portion of the profits from each Texas Barbecue Week special will go to benefit Foodways Texas, which is “an organization founded…

BBQ News: 06/27 – 07/03

- Camp Brisket, presented by Foodways Texas, is coming January 9-10, 2015. Tickets go on sale August 14th. – Here’s a recap of the Foodways Texas Barbecue Camp that was held last month. – Texas BBQ Week is starting July 13th. Here’s a list of great barbecue specials you can get around the state that week. – Plan accordingly: We are closed next week so get your craft meats fix this week to hold you…

Interview: Will Buckman of Corkscrew BBQ

Pitmaster: Corkscrew BBQ; Opened 2011 Age: 35 Smoker: Indirect Heat Wood-Fired Pit Wood: Red Oak “If I’m not here, we’re closed.” That’s why Will Buckman doesn’t take many vacation days away from Corkscrew BBQ. The hours are long, which leaves just a little time each evening for his two young kids, so luckily his wife Nichole is there to put them to bed while Will is singing lullabies to the briskets beside his massive steel pit. Even with all the…

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Kerlin BBQ

Kerlin BBQ isn’t yet a year old, making it one of the youngest barbecue joints in Austin to be mentioned with the big names. Owner and pitmaster Bill Kerlin is also pretty new to the craft of smoking meat. “I never cooked a brisket until I moved to Texas.” That was three years ago when he and his wife Amelis left Arizona for Austin. They were looking for a change of pace from Arizona and…

BBQ Photographers: R.J. Hinkle

Every month we bring you a profile of a photographer who has captured the people, the food and the spaces that make up the world of barbecue. R.J. Hinkle – Addison, Texas A native son of the Lone Star State as well as a barbecue habitué, R.J. Hinkle is an advertising, commercial and editorial photographer based in Addison, Texas. For years he has been traveling to joints and smoke pits throughout the state to capture images of…

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