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Czech Chips in Texas

A Czech potato chip manufacturer has created a flavor of specifically grilled meats in their Bohemia line. Their plan is to export it to the US, and they want to begin in Texas. From their press release – “Where else should we test the new flavor of ‘grilled meat’ than in the mecca of grilling- Texas?” I think they’re confused about Texas barbecue, but I’m sure they’ll learn soon. They’re sending radio personality Kazma Kazmitch…

Playing With Barbecue Sauce

To create the lettering for our June barbecue issue, creative director TJ Tucker spent six long hours playing with barbecue sauce. Aaron Franklin graciously provided the sauce, and to achieve the right look, we thickened it with agar, an edible  hydrocolloid that is used much like flour or cornstarch. It doesn’t sound like it compromised the delectability of the sauce: “At the end, we dipped some sausage in the logo,” Tucker said.  (And as much…

Sneak Peek at Our June Cover

In June we’ll publish our every-five-years list of the top 50 BBQ joints in Texas, which is always one of the most hotly anticipated issues we put out. It will be on newsstands on May 22, and we’ll be releasing the names of the joints on the list later this week, but let’s start with the cover. Here it is, in all its meaty glory. Note that all of the lettering has been done with…