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BBQ News: 09/16 – 09/22

– Tootsie Tomanetz of Snow’s BBQ has been cooking barbecue for 50 years, and at 81, she has no plans to stop. – Based on the BBQ reference alone, I’ve gotta vote Hogzillas: Here are the nickname finalists for the new minor league team in Kinston. Team will be the “Down East_____” pic.twitter.com/M08X8E5vXU — Jared Sandler (@SandlerJ) September 15, 2016   – Barley Swine in Austin held a special barbecue dinner last week, and Eater…

BBQ News: 09/09 – 09/15

– How to roast a whole cow: This is what it’s like to roast a 1,000-pound cow: https://t.co/hoHNi1HCf9 pic.twitter.com/2gxI7zxNdU — MUNCHIES (@munchies) September 15, 2016   – Smith “Smitty” McArthur of Smitty’s BBQ in Brownwood passed away. The Brownwood Examiner penned this obituary.  – Parade Magazine profiled John Markus of BBQ Pitmasters fame, and collected some barbecue tips from him and his buddies.  – Miguel Vidal of Valentina’s in Austin: Comfort food at @Valstexmexbbq in…

BBQ News: 09/02 – 09/08

– Tickets to the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival go on sale at 10:00am today. – Meat Fight has announced its chef competitors for the event later this year. Tickets go on sale on 10/04. – Pig Stand #41 is likely to be demolished: New owner plans to demolish Beaumont’s iconic Pig Stand https://t.co/BPhOofUPFp via @houstonchron — Ken Fountain (@kenfountain) September 7, 2016   – DFW.com offers this nudge for a focus on the ample bar…

BBQ News: 08/26 – 09/01

– Texas Tech study shows that antibiotic-resistant bacteria from cattle feedlots can be spread by the Panhandle winds. – The most important meal: Breakfast taco perfection from @Valstexmexbbq https://t.co/V2dZfTIdjB pic.twitter.com/bDy8Toys6h — Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) August 30, 2016   – USA Today scoured the country looking for the best barbecue and published their findings in a new list.  – Delish says these are the best barbecue joints in each state.  – CNN takes a world tour…

BBQ News: 08/19 – 08/25

– Operation BBQ Relief is doing some amazing work in the flood-affected areas of Louisiana. Will Cleaver provided this update from their efforts. As of Tuesday, they had served over 180,000 meals. They need your donations. – John Mueller Meat Co. in Austin seized for non-payment of taxes: John Mueller Meat Co. property seized for nonpayment of taxes. pic.twitter.com/q3nGrB2usQ — Philip Jankowski (@PhilJankowski) August 19, 2016   – Mueller has 20 days to set up…

Evan LeRoy Leaving Freedmen’s Bar

Talented pitmaster Evan LeRoy has left his position at Freedmen’s Bar in Austin. He’s planning a place of his own, but details are still vague. LeRoy told me over the phone that he hoped to have something open in the Austin area within the next year, and promised that it would be a barbecue-centric menu. In the meantime he’ll be teaching barbecue classes with the 500 gallon smoker he has parked at his home, and working with the…

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