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BBQ News: 03/20 – 03/26

- A Missouri State Senator has begun a so-called Pork Steak Rebellion to rail against the EPA, claiming that they are trying to take away our grills. – The Daily Kos and Meathead Goldwyn provide some clarification about the EPA study, which is actually a little less dire. – However, you may want to attend the 04/02 Austin City Council meeting to share your opinion about Item #12 on the agenda that would require barbecue…

BBQ News: 03/06 – 03/19

- BBQ in Florida has hope. This 4th grader derides the “BBQ” sloppy joes at his school cafeteria:   – The beef supply in 2015 is projected to be the lowest since 1993. – Some folks upset with the upcoming USDA dietary guidelines, which will likely include recommendations to eat less meat, have started a petition. – The EPA on limiting emissions from backyard grills: “We expect to limit the overall air pollution PM [particulate…

Cattleack BBQ Does Whole Hog

It was a unique day for barbecue in Dallas last Saturday. Whole hog isn’t an item you normally see on a barbecue menu in Texas, and Cattleack Barbecue isn’t normally open on Saturday. Owners Todd and Misty David were showing off what they had learned in January’s Whole Hog Extravaganza. They also wanted to use their new toy – a specially designed whole hog cooker. Smokin some whole hog pulled pork for tomorrow’s special Saturday menu…

BBQ News: 02/27 – 03/05

- The World’s Championship Bar-B-Que at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo crowned a new champion: Grand Champion Overall #WCBBQC Team Across The Track Cookoff Team pic.twitter.com/oCEk7PN6tN — RODEOHOUSTON (@RODEOHOUSTON) March 1, 2015   – Darren Warth of Smokey D’s BBQ was the runner up: GOD BLESS TEXAS! 2nd place Chicken and Reserve Grand Champion at the Houston Livestock Rodeo BBQ out of 491 entries. pic.twitter.com/9tIXUeW6YV — Smokey D’s BBQ (@SmokeyDsBBQ) March 1, 2015  …

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que 2015

The World’s Championship Bar-B-Que was held at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo this past Saturday, and a new world champion was crowned. Last week, I wrote about those competitors in the Champion’s Circle, but none of them took home the top prize. It was Kerry Fellows’s Across the Track team who left as the grand champion. Grand Champion Overall #WCBBQC Team Across The Track Cookoff Team pic.twitter.com/oCEk7PN6tN — RODEOHOUSTON (@RODEOHOUSTON) March 1, 2015  …

New Head Pitmaster at La Barbecue

It’s not breaking news that la Barbecue pitmaster John Lewis is working to open a new barbecue joint in Charleston, South Carolina. He announced his intentions late last year, and Lewis Barbecue will open later this year. That means John Lewis will be spending a lot of time in Charleston. He has an apartment there, and flies back and forth on a regular basis. “Once we open [in Charleston] I’ll pretty much be there full-time” he…

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