Monthly Archives: May 2012

Jim N Nick’s Barbecue’s Fatback Collective Ethos Begins To Pay Off: Sustainable Pork Project Achieves Lift-Off In Alabama

I used to hate Jim n Nick’s barbecue when I lived in Birmingham, Alabama. I rented an apartment a couple blocks away from one of their locations in the Forest Park neighborhood, and they pumped out the smell of sizzling … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: A Nice Pair Of Plump, Perfectly Smoked Pork Shoulders

Let’s face it: In the great state of Texas, the common hog is never going to rival the majestic steer for supremacy when it comes time to build fires and smoke meats. Our abundance of cattle and vast ranges of … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: The Yumm Factory In Lampasas

Gone but not forgotten. I always stopped in at the Yumm Factory on my way out to the big goat cook-off in Brady, Texas. While they served lots of barbecue, I always opted for one of the better, southern-style breakfasts … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Pork Steaks, Seasoned And Ready For The Smoker Of John Mueller Barbecue

When business carried me down to the Bouldin Creek neighborhood a while back I had to stop in at John Mueller Barbecue for a minute to grab some take away barbecue for the fridge at the house. The cantankerous pit … Continue reading

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The Boudin Capital Of The World Is Scott, Louisiana

The Louisiana Legislature has declared Scott, Louisiana, home of the legendary Best Stop, the Boudin Capital of the world. The prairie art of grinding and stuffing hog guts casings with pork, rice and seasoning to create boudin, has numerous practitioners … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Barbacoa Edition. Mystery Barbacoa Trailer In East Austin

Any food sleuths out there? I’ve got a hot tip for you but you’re going to have to work for it. Pictured, a roaringĀ  fire upon which several animal heads were left over-night. This is a clear circumvention of the … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Davila’s Barbecue In Seguin, Texas

Flying under the radar since the 1950s in the world of Texas barbecue is tricky business. With the advent of the modern era of food bloggers, facebookers, myspacers and twitterers, it’s difficult to keep your business reserved for the cognoscenti. … Continue reading

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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! Cooper’s Barbecue In Mason,Texas

An icon in the world of Texas smoked meat, Cooper’s Barbecue out in Mason is the mothership of all the Cooper’sĀ  that are now scattered around Texas. Consistency is the bane of all barbecue houses and Cooper’s suffers in this … Continue reading

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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! John Mueller Barbecue In South Austin

Are any words left unsaid about the re-emergence of Taylor, Texas barbecue legend John Mueller? Yes, plenty. A 50,000 word bio of the foul mouthed pit boss could easily be penned and, I predict, do huge business in the world … Continue reading

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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! Willie’s Barbecue In East Austin, Texas

I’ve had a long love affair with Willie’s Barbecue located way out MLK in far east Austin, Texas. I first started going there back in the 90s when word on the street had it that Willie was offering boudin with … Continue reading

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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! Railroad Barbecue In Manchaca, Texas

Railroad Barbecue is rarely brought up when the conversation turns to the best smoked meat in the Austin, Texas area, but I feel it should at least be in the discussion. Established in 1982, the old wood-floored, barbecue cabin feels … Continue reading

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