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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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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: 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: 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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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! John Mueller Barbecue In South Austin

Are any words left unsaid about the re-emergence of Taylor, Texas barbecue legend John Mueller? Yes, plenty. A 50,000 word bio of the foul mouthed pit boss could easily be penned and, I predict, do huge business in the world … Continue reading

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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! Willie’s Barbecue In East Austin, Texas

I’ve had a long love affair with Willie’s Barbecue located way out MLK in far east Austin, Texas. I first started going there back in the 90s when word on the street had it that Willie was offering boudin with … 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 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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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: Central Texas Hot Guts Project

  Fixings: Central Texas Hot Guts project. Fresh jalapenos, heavily seasoned meat, country ham trimmings. We’ve knocked out 3 batches of fresh sausage in the last month and this was easily the best one. We’ve discovered a secret that we’ll … 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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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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Central Texas Hot Guts Project Part One: Southside Market In Elgin Texas

This series has been a long time coming. I’ve been fascinated by hot guts [sausage] since first venturing to Texas in the early 90’s. I’ve made dozens of barbecue runs out into the country since then  driving out from Austin … Continue reading

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