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BBQ News: 10/17 – 10/23

- “In 2013 the U.S. produced almost the same amount of beef as it did in 1976, about 13 million tons. It achieved this while slaughtering 10 million fewer cattle.” From an in-depth look into the cattle industry, with a focus on Texas, from National Geographic. – National Geographic took a look at cattle breeding and even cloning, mainly on Texas ranches. – Mother Jones talked to Ted Genoways about his new book The Chain…

BBQ News: 10/10 – 10/16

- Neil Patrick Harris will be the host of the Oscars. Along with announcing his big news, he also announced his love for the Salt Lick. – “I actually had my first barbecue here.” – Lorde at ACL Festival in Austin. – La Barbecue fed Eminem and his crew before his performance at ACL Festival. – La Barbecue has announced that they plan to open a brick and mortar location on South Congress in Austin…

BBQ News: 10/03 – 10/09

- John Lewis of la Barbecue in Austin is opening a new barbecue joint in…Charleston, South Carolina. He’s bringing some beef to a state where pork is king. Word is, when the doors open to Lewis Barbecue in 2015, it’ll be just down the street from a new location of the already established Home Team Barbecue. – John Lewis is headed back to Charleston next month for a barbecue event to be held on 11/9….

Meat Drunk

This article originally appeared on ModernFarmer.com and is reprinted here with the permission of Modern Farmer.  You’re experiencing a rapid heartbeat, flush cheeks, and a sweaty brow. All are symptoms of overindulgence, but not of the alcoholic kind. Rather than an elevated BAC, the cause might be a high that even a teetotaler can get. You’re getting meat drunk. In 1905 Thomas Edison declared the country “food drunk.” He said “Men eat and sleep themselves…

BBQ News: 09/26 – 10/02

- The Dallas Observer released their Best of Dallas list, and in the food categories, barbecue is well represented. Tim Byres of Smoke received the Best Chef nod, Peggy Sue BBQ was recognized for their baby back ribs, Cattleack BBQ had the best barbecue sandwich, and Pecan Lodge was both the reader’s and editor’s pick for best barbecue. – Alison Cook of the Houston Chronicle released her top 100 restaurants list and a barbecue joint,…

BBQ News: 09/19 – 09/25

- In one of the laziest pieces of barbecue journalism I’ve seen, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune showed up at Franklin Barbecue in Austin fifteen minutes before they opened, abandoned the long line, came back two hours later, and was mad that she didn’t get barbecue. She penned a complaint letter disguised as an article. – The Chicagoans did find some barbecue elsewhere. Here’s a list of their favorites. – The New Yorker takes…

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