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2013 Memphis In May Barbecue Winners

100k reported souls wondered the grounds of the 2013 Memphis In May Barbecue championship only to discover that they are forbidden to sample the meats being cooked by the teams. Get a rope. I can’t imagine a barbecue competition in … Continue reading

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Alabama Barbecue Bracket: Quest For The Best

In the great state of Alabama, there are hundreds of roadside rib joints clamoring for that country money. Some good, some bad, and some utterly majestic like Archibald’s in Northport. George Archibald puts out the finest smoked pork I ever … 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: 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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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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The Barbecue Culture Of New Orleans Louisiana

Saucy’s BBQ is moving to Magazine Street from their current location in Metairie. They’ll be tacking up their sign in the former Ignatius Eatery, which has shifted into the former Rue de la Course.I’ve been lucky and haven’t had a … 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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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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Pies And Pigs Benefit For Colleen Sommers At Springdale Farms In Austin, Texas

Looking for a report on the affair. I could not attend so I would love to hear from someone who made it to the benefit.   http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/index.cfm/2012/6/11/Salt-And-Time-Steps-Into-The-Ring-With-Three-Little-PigsSpringdale-Farms-Hosts-Hog-Showdown-Benefit   All the details on the event are up on the Chronicle’s website … Continue reading

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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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