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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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Texas Barbecue Photos: The Original Franklin Barbecue In French Place [Austin,Texas]

Many, many fond memories of the old Franklin Barbecue food trailer in French Place. This is the location of the original smokehouse that started what was to become a national phenomena. I used to love to stroll up here in … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller Barbecue In Austin, Texas Puts Out A Beef Chuck Rib That Will Melt Your Mind

I’m always working on my food photography. I can take a mean picture of a pitboss or an old concrete block building but when it comes to edibles; I’ve got a long way to go. But, just like a blind … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller Barbecue

I wrote several articles last year during the run up to John Mueller re-entering the world of Texas barbecue. It was the biggest news story of the year in the world of Austin, Texas smoked meat. By the time Mueller … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Stiles Switch Barbecue In Austin,Texas

Has the hierarchy of the Austin, Texas barbecue scene been threatened by Lance Kirkpatrick of Stiles Switch Barbecue? It depends on who you ask. Prior to Kirkpatrick’s arrival Austin’s top 2 were firmly occupied by John Mueller Barbecue and Franklin … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Miller’s Smokehouse In Belton, Texas

I’ve been reading about Miller’s Smokehouse up in Belton, Texas for the past few weeks from the scribes at Full Custom Gospel BBQ and Texas Barbecue Posse. The men behind those barbecue websites were amped up about Austin, Texas quality … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Pit Stop Barbecue In Temple Texas

We made a barbecue run up to Temple and Belton Texas this past weekend to sample the output at Pit Stop Barbecue and Miller’s Smokehouse respectively. These are two recent discoveries that are prime examples of why it pays to … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Salty Sow To Open In Former Red House Pizza On April 24th 2012

We’re getting excited over here in East Austin. The smell of  smoked pig meat is about to begin wafting through the French Place neighborhood as Salty Sow, the newest restaurant from Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso of Hopdoddy fame, prepares … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Perez Barbecue In Bartlett, Texas

Unbelievably good sausage is coming out of the tiny smokehouse, Perez Barbecue up in Bartlett, Texas. It’s a different style than what I’m accustomed to with sage being the predominant (and delicious) flavor. In business for a quarter century, the … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Ray’s Barbecue In Montopolis Neighborhood Of Austin

One of my very favorite barbecue houses in Austin. Montopolis is one of our town’s oldest neighborhoods [it was its own city before Austin even existed] and you can feel the history in the air as you make your way … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: JC’s Backyard Barbecue In Granger, Texas

I did what I always do when I’m in a small town in Texas and on the hunt for barbecue. I post up in a parking lot of a quick mart and make idle conversation with strangers filling up their … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Backyard Barbecue

Sometimes to get it just right, you got to do it yourself. Behold 4 racks of baby back pork ribs sizzling away on the big pit. We were bidding a fond farewell to a couple friends who are removing themselves … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Mesquite’s Barbecue In Lubbock Texas

Walking down a dark alley with a thick haze of smoke in the air from the barbecue pit, things look pretty promising at Mesquite’s Barbecue located hard up against the campus of Texas Tech University. The inside of the old … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: J&M Barbecue In Lubbock Texas

Impressive pit. Impressive look and feel to J&M Barbecue but the part where the rubber meets the road, the meat, not impressed at all. The brisket arrives and it’s sliced into several good looking hunks but there is little flavor. … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Tom And Bingo’s Barbecue In Lubbock Texas [est.1952]

This is where the conversation begins on Lubbock barbecue. Tom and Bingo’s is the most well known of all the area smokehouses and with good reason. The hickory smoked meats show the hand of a skilled pit boss with decades … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Bigham’s Smokehouse In Lubbock Texas [est. 1978]

I had a lot of eating to do in a short period of time in Lubbock, Texas recently. Bigham’s Smokehouse is one of the local barbecue joints that gets a lot of mention when you’re in research mode so it … Continue reading

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The Redemption Of John Mueller

Surveying the landscape of Austin Texas’ exploding food scene is something I do each and everyday. But it is nice, once every few months, to take the measure of our town, one of the great cities of the world, in … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: The Original Dreamland Barbecue In Tuscaloosa Alabama

Sad sight to see. The original Dreamland Barbecue in Tuscaloosa hawking non-meat in a last ditch effort to maintain solvency. The once proud house of pork ribs, and pork ribs only is now in the potato and cabbage business. I … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Beef Chuck Ribs On The Smoker. An Attempt To Duplicate The Barbecue Of John Mueller

They used to be common. I remember when beef chuck ribs were on barbecue menus all over central Texas but nowadays they’re getting hard to find. Yes, Louie Mueller Barbecue up in Taylor still has them, as does Black’s Barbecue … Continue reading

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Consider The Pork Chop: A 3 Star Michelin Chef Dines At John Mueller Barbecue

In the high dollar, haute cuisine world of the Napa Valley out in California, black pepper is referred to as the “forbidden spice”. It’s considered too aggressive by most estimates to be reckoned into an evening’s meal for two diners … Continue reading

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