Category Archives: Texas Barbecue Photos

Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller Meat Co.

  I’ve made a few runs by John Mueller’s new barbecue joint in East Austin but have yet to find a line that I have the patience to wait out. Here’s a photo from opening day when the line stretched … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller Meat Co. Prepares To Open In East Austin Texas

I shot out a roll of film this past Saturday at the John Mueller Meat Co. located behind Kellee’s Place at the corner of e.6th and Pedernales in East Austin. Mueller was in a talkative mood so we repaired to … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Blue Ox Barbecue

Brand new food truck in southeast Austin: Blue Ox Barbecue is in the courtyard of Buzz Mill Coffee, a brand new coffee house that will also be more than happy to pour you a beer or mix you a cocktail. … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Micklethwait Craft Meats

After a long run-up, including a successful Kickstarter fundraising effort, Tom Micklethwait is open for business on Austin’s East Side. Micklethwait is the owner and the pit boss of this brand new food trailer. I expect big things from this … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: How To Smoke A Ten Pound Prime Rib

Heather was from Kansas. Her daddy was a beef man. He’d worked in various parts of the beef cattle industry his whole life and he was good at what he did. One year he decided he wanted to ship his … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: How To Barbecue A 50lb Pig

Rifling through some old backfiles I stumbled upon this great photo of my buddy Jad and a 50lb pig we smoked in his backyard a couple years ago. We had a few dozen people over and threw an old fashioned … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Lewis Of LA Barbecue In Austin

Ran down to LA Barbecue this morning, well before they opened, to chat with John Lewis for a minute and see how things are going in his new post as pit boss at the joint where he was an apprentice … Continue reading

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Dust Up! Taylor Texas Louie Mueller Heirs In Epic Austin Barbecue Battle

The Taylor, Texas barbecue dynasty: the Muellers, are back on the front pages of barbecue journals and websites across the United States this week. John Mueller, the firebrand pit boss and son of Bobby Mueller {RIP} has been relieved of … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off In Brady Texas

Right as the most recent World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off In Brady Texas ends I start daydreaming about the one that will come 364 days later. I don’t make it to as many smoked meat parties as I used to … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller And John Lewis

Utterly unbelievable. I’ve been covering the Texas barbecue scene since the early 90s and this is the biggest story to break out of the world of Texas smoked meat in eons. John Lewis, former pit boss at Franklin Barbecue has … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Eddie’s BBQ In Lubbock,Texas

I always head for the warehouse district when I’m in a new town. With thousands of hard-working men in pants covered with spackle or diesel fuel nearby, there are generally a few meat n 3’s, diners, burger joints or barbecue … Continue reading

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39th Annual World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off Saturday In Brady Texas

In an upset reminiscent of the great race horse Man O War losing to a 100-1 underdog, Waco Boys Cooking Team did not bring home the much coveted hospitality award at this years cabrito cook-off out in Brady, Texas. If … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Davila’s Barbecue Of Seguin Texas Enters The Food Truck Business

Adrian Davila, son of family patriarch Edward, is entering the food truck business. The Eagle Ford Shale oil boom in south Texas is going to be his focus…for now. From the Seguin Gazette “The oil field lent itself to opportunity … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller. Pit Boss. Texan

It doesn’t get any more Texas than this. Legendary pit boss John Mueller, framed by the flag of the great state. Mueller had just come off twelve hours of smoking an entire steer when I took this photo. The beast … 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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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 roaring  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’s  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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