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Keep The Kreuz Fires Burning

A new Kreuz Market doesn’t come along very often. They opened their doors in Lockhart as a meat market in 1900. In 1924 they moved to a new building, currently occupied by Smitty’s Market. They moved once again in 1999, thanks to a well publicized family tiff, to their generously sized brick building just across the tracks on the north side of Lockhart. There’s no record that I could find of how the pits were…

BBQ News: 01/23 – 01/29

- I wish this story would die, but for now brisket prices just keep going up. – Some barbecue restaurants in Lubbock are responding to the cost of brisket by raising their own prices, and one even added pulled pork to the menu. – Lots of new Texas sauces on the HEB shelves: Some of the best BBQ (sauce) in the world is being represented @HEB. @tmbbq pic.twitter.com/8s1YdXS724 — Jimmy Ho (@TheSmokingHo) January 25, 2015  …

John Raven, PhB (1938 – 2015)

John Raven of Johnson City, Texas was a writer, a pioneer in the barbecue and chili competition circuit, and a part-time daredevil. He passed away January 15th at the age of seventy-six. Raven was outspoken about his contributions to barbecue, and valued flair over humility whenever possible. “I know more about barbecue than anyone,” is what he wrote in the first letter to the editor I received at Texas Monthly. He was asking to be…

Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue For Sale

Stephen Joseph aims to sell out of his barbecue every day, but earlier this week he announced that he’s looking to sell more than brisket. Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue in Jefferson, Texas is officially for sale. Joseph has weathered a devastating fire and an economic downturn to keep the doors open for over twenty years. In 2013 it was named one of Texas Monthly’s fifty best barbecue joints in the state, but the challenges continue to mount…

BBQ News: 01/16 – 01/22

- They served barbecue in Austin at Governor Gregg Abbott’s inauguration on Tuesday. KVUE in Austin provides this report. – About a mile of Kiolbassa Sausage, made in San Antonio, was served to the hungry crowd at the inauguration celebration. – Here’s a combo plate from the Capitol grounds: 2015 inaugural barbecue pic.twitter.com/4cPAXZmSng — Anna M. Tinsley (@annatinsley) January 20, 2015   – Bill Addison compiled his list of the 38 best restaurants in the…

BBQ News: 01/09 – 01/15

- Eater food critic Bill Addison went all over the country looking for the 38 best restaurants in the U.S. The list included a Texas barbecue joint: Austin’s @FranklinBbq nabs a spot on @Eater‘s #national38 http://t.co/Js1Hw1QSjV pic.twitter.com/fItIMS4Nsa — Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) January 8, 2015   – This week’s Punt, Pass, and Pork from SI’s Andy Staples includes detailed reviews of meals from both Lockhart Smokehouse and Pecan Lodge in Dallas.  – Smoke in Plano is…

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