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São Paulo Barbecue

When I booked a trip to São Paulo, Brazil for my family and me it wasn’t for barbecue. We were traveling for spring break, but I had heard about a Texas style barbecue restaurant in the city called BOS BBQ. I was figuring out a way to break it to my wife that one of our dinners in Brazil would be Texas barbecue when the restaurant’s chef, André de Luca, announced on their social media accounts that they…

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Gerard’s Barbecue

George Gerard didn’t have much time for adjustment to running a barbecue joint. He had planned to leave behind the family business for a life as an electrician in Austin, but his parents pleaded with him to come back home to Beaumont. He relented and a short time later, his father Joseph passed away suddenly. Without much grooming, the business was George’s to run. Not much has changed since Joseph opened the restaurant in the…

BBQ News: 03/06 – 03/19

- BBQ in Florida has hope. This 4th grader derides the “BBQ” sloppy joes at his school cafeteria:   – The beef supply in 2015 is projected to be the lowest since 1993. – Some folks upset with the upcoming USDA dietary guidelines, which will likely include recommendations to eat less meat, have started a petition. – The EPA on limiting emissions from backyard grills: “We expect to limit the overall air pollution PM [particulate…

Interview: Trent Brooks of Brooks’ Place

Owner/Pitmaster: Brooks’ Place; Opened 2009 Age: 45 Smoker: Indirect Heat Wood-Fired Pit Wood: Red Oak, Pecan, Hickory, and Mesquite Brooks’ Place isn’t exactly easy to get to, but that’s part of its charm. Cypress is at least a thirty minute drive from downtown Houston. It’s a destination, and those in line along with you understand that traveling for good barbecue is worth it. Trent Brooks has been running this trailer on a parking lot in front of an…

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Cattleack BBQ Does Whole Hog

It was a unique day for barbecue in Dallas last Saturday. Whole hog isn’t an item you normally see on a barbecue menu in Texas, and Cattleack Barbecue isn’t normally open on Saturday. Owners Todd and Misty David were showing off what they had learned in January’s Whole Hog Extravaganza. They also wanted to use their new toy – a specially designed whole hog cooker. Smokin some whole hog pulled pork for tomorrow’s special Saturday menu…

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Off the Bone Barbeque

It’s not exactly new, it’s not flashy, and it’s not dogmatic about the barbecue style it serves, but Off the Bone Barbeque in Dallas’s Cedars neighborhood is just good. Dwight Harvey has run this joint in a converted gas station with his son Steven since 2008. It was a scheme to keep Dwight busy after retirement, and to take the next step in their successful catering business. I’ve written about it in the past, and spent…

BBQ News: 02/27 – 03/05

- The World’s Championship Bar-B-Que at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo crowned a new champion: Grand Champion Overall #WCBBQC Team Across The Track Cookoff Team — RODEOHOUSTON (@RODEOHOUSTON) March 1, 2015   – Darren Warth of Smokey D’s BBQ was the runner up: GOD BLESS TEXAS! 2nd place Chicken and Reserve Grand Champion at the Houston Livestock Rodeo BBQ out of 491 entries. — Smokey D’s BBQ (@SmokeyDsBBQ) March 1, 2015  …

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