Tag Archives: Brisket

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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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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Texas Daily Photo: Is BBQ Jesus Aaron Franklin?

  Who is the mysterious BBQ Jesus? Austin, Texas’ barbecue world is buzzing right now with the newest entry into the world of Twitter. Could Aaron Franklin have gone rogue? Why is Mike Sutter of Fedmanwalking so strangely silent on … Continue reading

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On Giant Afros, Smoked Brisket And Pot Belly Stoves: Alexander’s Barbecue In Cedar Creek Texas

Sometimes you stroke one out of the park. After a long meander out through the East Travis County countryside, I find myself in Bastrop County, and faced with the choice of rolling through downtown Bastrop or hitting Hwy 21 and … Continue reading

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“We’re Setting The World On Fire One Spark At A Time” John Mueller Barbecue Is Open For Business In Austin, Texas

Maybe John Mueller should be the writer. I love his quote above and after today’s meat lunch at his crowded trailer yard in South Austin I’m inclined to agree. Like most of my favorite cooks, Mueller is a control freak. … Continue reading

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Barbecue Shootout in Bosque County: Two Hundred of Texas’ Top Pit Bosses Vie For $20,000.

Like Diane Arbus one of my favorite things to do is go a place I’ve never been. With this in mind I set out for the National Championship Barbecue  Cook off in Meridian, Texas on this glorious Autumn weekend. This … Continue reading

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Central Texas Hot Guts Project Part Two: Family Tradition Barbecue Waelder, Texas

Back in the 1960’s Texas labor laws were a mite lax. For instance, an 8 year old boy might find himself working in a hot guts factory in Waelder, Texas. Such is the tale of Jerry Fogle, itinerant pit boss … Continue reading

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Shotgun Shells, Hot Guts And Smoked Brisket: Taylor Texas SPJST Barbecue Cook Off

Riding towards the eastern edge of Williamson County,  the fertile blackland prairie is  pretty in a high lonesome way. The horizon’s a hundred miles away and the giant blue sky holds sway over freshly picked cotton fields. The role of … Continue reading

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Down By The River: One Meal At Live Oak Barbecue And Beer In Austin Texas

Initial thoughts on Live Oak Barbecue and Beer. A lot of time energy and effort has went into this restaurant and while it’s too early to issue any ringing proclamations a few first impressions can be wrought. 1: Authentic Central … Continue reading

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Taylor Texas: Davis Grocery And Bar-B-Q Honors The Lord Through Brisket

When God himself tells you to open a barbecue restaurant there’s only one thing left to do. You open a barbecue restaurant. Which is exactly what the good Reverend James Davis Jr did in 1994 after he had a vision … Continue reading

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R&G Bar-B-Que McMahan Texas [pop. 125]: Oak Smoked Brisket, Dominoes and Ice Cold Beer

Is there a better way to spend a Spring afternoon in Texas than having a chat and chew with a pit boss with over 50 years in the Texas barbecue game? Not for this ol country hoss. R&G Bar-B-Que owner … Continue reading

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