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BBQ News: 06/26 – 07/02

– Stubb’s barbecue sauce sold for $100,000,000 and TM’s Dan Solomon has the story. – CHD Expert provides some interesting industry numbers on the impact of barbecue joints in the country’s restaurant landscape. – Steven Raichlen is back with a new barbecue show called Project Smoke. – Some good looking Texas barbecue in Richmond, Virginia: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em – ZZQ Web Extra from Richmond Magazine on Vimeo.   – Mark your calendars….

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The Sausage Shoppe

It was twenty years ago that Ivy Chambers moved his budding sausage business out of his home and into a bona fide restaurant in Fort Worth. Over the years he added more barbecue items to the menu – brisket, ribs, bologna – and continued to operate the business until handing the reins to his son Alandres in 2009. Then last year, Alandres decided to make a move to a shopping center on the southwest side…

BBQ News: 06/19 – 06/25

– Texas Governor Greg Abbott says that calling barbecue sauce “the most important thing about barbecue” was, in hindsight “my biggest regret” while in office. – Officials in China have seized meat illegally smuggled in from Vietnam. It was all previously frozen, and some of it was forty years old. – A brisket demonstration video featuring the Salt Lick brought about what First We Feast has entitled #Brisketgate. – Salt Lick responds: @clarklab Sorry for…

Interview: Bennie Washington of Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Q

Owner/Pitmaster: Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Q; Opened 2000 Age: 64 Smoker: Wood-fired Offset Smoker Wood: Mesquite, Post Oak, and Pecan Bennie Washington’s business may only be fifteen years old, but his barbecue experience goes back four decades. As a delivery truck driver for Pepsi, barbecue was a hobby, then a short-lived foray as a professional in the nineties. His full time job didn’t allow for a barbecue side-business then, so he waited a few years, then quit in 2000. Now it’s all…

Barry Sorkin, Wayne Mueller, Illie Medina, Nick Pencis, Jonathan Shaw

Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2015

Today Wayne Mueller begins the final leg of his around-the-world barbecue missionary tour, a journey that has taken him to Japan (through Tokyo and three other cities); a stint at the World Expo in Milan; two flights through London, and one very long weekend in New York City at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party. His final sojourn will have Mueller hauling a barbecue pit the long way back to Texas through Atlanta to bypass the…

BBQ News: 06/12 – 06/18

– Travel + Leisure calls Austin “America’s next great food town” citing great restaurants like Franklin Barbecue and Valentina’s Tex-Mex. – Directly from Big Apple BBQ -> How not to trim a brisket:   – The Daily Meal asks for tips from some barbecue experts at the Big Apple BBQ. – The Daily Meal also looked into some reasons for the smaller crowd at this year’s festival. – First We Feast shares photos and videos…

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The Bubba Tater

The Bubba Tater is one of the most daunting dishes to tackle in Texas barbecue, that is if you plan to eat the whole thing. Most joints just list it as a barbecue baked potato, but it usually starts with a russet potato the size of a Nerf football. When you order one, they’ll probably ask if you want butter. The answer should be “Yes.” You’re already in for a huge carbo load, so you…

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