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BBQ News: 12/12 – 12/18

- Pitmasters have embraced the term “joint” to describe their restaurants: If it’s not a barbecue “joint,” then what is it? My latest for @HoustonChron. http://t.co/C44IXkh8Ci — J.C. Reid (@jcreidtx) December 15, 2014   – Carl’s Jr. has announced a grass-fed beef burger that they starting serving yesterday.  – Whole Foods is being sued in the death of Joshua Kaye which has been blamed on E. coli infected grass-fed beef burgers.  – A report from the…

BBQ News: 12/05 – 12/11

- Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston is ditching its original building for a larger location about a mile and a half north. – Russell Roegels is rebranding his barbecue restaurant in Houston from Baker’s Ribs to Roegels Barbecue Co. – Hinze’s BBQ in Wharton was destroyed by fire in August, but it’s back open in a temporary location. – The evolution of Weber Grills: Love this @WeberGrills Timeline chart. Iconic. #BBQ #Grilling pic.twitter.com/EXZalj1802 — Danielle –…

Sustainable Beef?

Last week, one of the Big Four meatpackers in the U.S. announced plans to produce sustainable beef, but environmentalists did not rejoice. According to a company press release, Cargill Cattle Feeders and Vela Environmental, in a joint venture, will “create a verified beef supply chain sustainability assessment program for Cargill.” This comes on the heels of November’s Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, in São Paulo, Brazil. Cargill was a Diamond sponsor of the event along…

BBQ News: 11/29 – 12/04

- “This is white trash ambience with four star barbecue.” Billy Woodrich describing his restaurant Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ. – Beef giant Cargill looks to create a sustainable line of beef. – “Qibuchang village is to stinky tofu what Lockhart, Texas is to barbecue.” – The NYT food critic enjoyed some Texas BBQ over the holiday weekend: Black Friday brisket, sausage & beef rib (I passed on smoked turkey) from @killensbbq. Beautiful work, pitmasters. pic.twitter.com/4JTMh72s0V…

Poetry in Barbecue

It was a Sunday morning and Jake Adam York was preaching. Poetry was his scripture as he read his own work to a mostly hung-over crowd of Southern Foodways Alliance symposium attendees. Through the mental fog we were captivated. “I know that good poetry shares a spirit with barbecue,” he told us. After he closed with Grace, through tear-filled eyes, we felt the spirit. That was two years ago, and just two months later Jake Adam…

BBQ News: 11/21 – 11/28

- Greg Gatlin of Gatlin’s BBQ is partnering with Bryan Caswell and Bill Floyd on a new barbecue joint in downtown Houston. – J. C. Reid of the Houston Chronicle looks around Houston for barbecue joints gone by. – The government’s new calorie labeling requirements means you’ll soon know how many calories are in that Rudy’s or Dickey’s chopped beef sandwich. – Beef and pork prices have already hit record highs, but the forecast doesn’t…

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