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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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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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No Goats, No Glory! 38th Annual World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off In Brady Texas

When Kyle Cook was a little kid growing up in Goldthwaite, Texas, his daddy was always building fires and loading meat on the smoker.  Little did he know that years later the two would form a cooking team and travel … Continue reading

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