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BBQ News: 07/31 – 08/06

– From the Austin American Statesman: Austin is not banning barbecue. – “The city of Austin’s Health and Human Services Committee said a recommendation for a city-wide ordinance on barbecue smoke will not come from them.” – Politifact looks into the claim: NIGHTCAP: Austin isn’t banning barbecue restaurants. And Rush Limbaugh’s claim caught fire. — PolitiFact Texas (@PolitiFactTexas) August 5, 2015   – Someone took this video of Austin council member Ellen Troxclair…

Interview: Kevin Bludso of Bludso’s BBQ

Owner/Pitmaster: Bludso’s BBQ; Opened 2008 Age: 50 Smoker: Steel offset smoker and gas-fired rotisserie smoker Wood: Red oak, pecan, apple, and mesquite charcoal Kevin Bludso’s roots are in Compton, but he earned his barbecue chops in Corsicana, Texas. His great aunt, Willie Mae Fields, ran a semi-legal barbecue business at a local gas station on the weekends. Every summer, Kevin’s parents shipped him out of Compton to Corsicana to stay in the country with his aunt, and he gradually…

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Not Your Average Vegetables

I was eating the third of several courses at a Texas Monthly dinner hosted by Chris Shepherd at Underbelly in Houston. On the family-style platter were meaty ribbons of beef belly (smoked by Ronnie Killen) topped with a chile mostarda. Underneath were bright orange carrots with a black crust. They were tender on the outside, but still crunchy inside. The flavor was intensely sweet, but it was the rushes of barbecue flavor that knocked me back….

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Not Just Q

Eric Hansen has been passionate about barbecue for years, but his new barbecue food truck, Not Just Q, started smoking last April. If Hansen’s name is familiar, it might be because it was included in most every announcement relating to the Slow Bone’s opening in Dallas. His stint as the pitmaster there was short lived. Call it professional differences, but Hansen decided to launch a barbecue business of his own. News of the new barbecue trailer in…

BBQ News: 07/24 – 07/30

– Jacob Brogan is upset about his love for grilling because its homosocial symbology might suggest “same-sex intimacy that deflects the supposed dangers of sexual contact between men but allows them to confirm their masculinity by excluding women.” – In Massachusetts, they can’t tell the difference between a brisket and a torso: “Torso” found on side of road was actually just a brisket — Eater (@Eater) July 27, 2015   – Rush Limbaugh jumped…

No, Rush Limbaugh, Austin Isn’t Banning BBQ

Yesterday Rush Limbaugh ran with a bogus story about Austin banning barbecue. The transcript now on his website, entitled “The Left Declares War on BBQ” echoes a bunch of outdated material from a recent blog post on “I Am A Texan,” which reported that the Austin City Council was banning barbecue. That’s not true. I wanted to figure out why so many people have been asking me about Austin’s impending barbecue ban over the last week,…

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Another Barbecue List

With what seems like three new barbecue lists coming out daily during the summer, I’ll forgive you if you didn’t notice the new one this morning. However, many did comment on Thrillist’s new one entitled “An Expert Panel Ranks the 5 Best BBQ Joints in Dallas.” This list included four familiar names, and left off a few that I think make great barbecue. Most folks took issue with TD’s BBQ in South Dallas being included at…

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