Category Archives: Texas Barbecue

2017 World Championship Goat Cook Off In Brady Texas Winners

At the 2017 World Championship Goat Cook Off In Brady, Texas, Lost Gonzo Goat Scorchers led by pit boss Vince Thompson took home the grand championship. Mr Thompson is a native son of Brady. I ended my nearly two decade … Continue reading

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Winners 2016 World Championship BBQ Goat Cook Off In Brady Texas

It makes sense that four out of the top 10 finishers in the massive 2016 World Championship BBQ Goat Cook Off In Brady, Texas this past weekend were native sons of the community. There’s a centuries-long tradition of cooking cabrito … Continue reading

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Texas Pit Boss John Lewis Prepares To Open Lewis Barbecue In Charleston South Carolina

It’s been a long time coming but John Lewis (x-Franklin Barbecue, x-John Mueller Barbecue, x-LA Barbecue) is approaching the end-game of finally opening his own barbecue restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: El Taco Tejano

I traveled out to San Antonio recently to blaze a barbacoa trail across that dusty old town. That dust is being blown away by all the new money blowing into Bexar County but it’s unlikely barbacoa will be hard to … Continue reading

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John Mueller Barbecue Pit Replacement Fund Is Live

As all y’all know by now John Mueller’s big barbecue pit was stolen off the lot behind Kellee’s Place in East Austin, Texas last week. These pits don’t come cheap, and while Mueller’s business is successful, the profit margins on … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2015 World Championship Goat Cook Off In Brady Texas

If I can only get to Texas once per year it will always be for the World Championship Goat Cook Off held in Brady. McCulloch County is one of the top producing regions in USA for sheep and goat and … Continue reading

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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: 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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RL Reeves Jr Reports To The Main Stage: Issues Top Ten Barbecue List For Kevin’s BBQ Joints

Kevin Kelly is an authority on barbecue. He authors Kevin’s BBQ Joints, a website and blog with hundreds if not thousands of barbecue restaurant reviews. To further establish his bona fides, he moved from his home on the West Coast … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Chef Soul Food Pop Up Restaurant: Sun Aug 5th At 3 Little Pigs Food Truck

After Scrumptious Chef Pop Up #1, barbecue edition we took the lay of the land and decided to wade back into the fray with Pop Up #2. This time we’re tackling soul food. Adrian Miller, the soul food scholar{whom you … Continue reading

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Austin Texas Barbecue Pop Up Restaurant At Three Little Pigs Food Truck

Pop up restaurants are hugely popular in cities like New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago and Portland, but Austin’s largely been left out in the cold of this new phenomena. Til now. This Sunday, July 15th, Chef Raymond Tatum is turning … Continue reading

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Daniel Delaney Of BrisketLab Sits Down With RL Reeves Jr

I just got off the phone with Daniel Delaney of BrisketLab, the New York City brisket subscription service that has taken the Northeastern part of the United States by storm. Mr. Delaney, the founder of Vendr.TV, was kind enough to … Continue reading

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Food And Wine Compiles List Of America’s Best Barbecue Cities

Jamie Feldmar of Food and Wine magazine was tasked with creating a list of America’s best barbecue cities. As is the case in all of these lists compiled by people who aren’t lifers {barbecue addicts who’ve given their lives to … Continue reading

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