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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: 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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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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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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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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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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