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BBQ News: 04/21 – 04/27

– George H W Bush has good taste when ordering barbecue during his recent hospital stay. He called Houston’s Roegels Barbecue Co. – The Houston Chronicle examined the origins of the offset brick smoker in Texas. – Houstonia Mag loved the tacos served on brisket fat tortillas at The Pit Room. – Stacking those barbecue sandwiches high in Houston: Incredible Houston Area Stacked Barbecue Sandwiches, the latest @HTownFoodFinder post: 🔥 #BBQ #HouBBQ #bbqlife…

Pastrami Pork Ribs at Wheelhouse

Underdressed in my standard attire of jeans and a barbecue t-shirt, I dropped my car with the (mandatory/complimentary) valet at the new Dallas Design District restaurant, Wheelhouse, and found a seat on the breezy patio. A sculpture of a man who didn’t quite make it through a wall—think Han Solo in carbonite, but in reverse and in gleaming white—separates the patio from Oak Lawn Avenue, blocking a bit of the noise for the smartly dressed…

John Mueller is Back

Just when you think John Mueller might be out of the barbecue game for good, he pops up somewhere hitched to a new trailer. And the pitmaster made a big announcement last Saturday on the “Great Outdoors” show on 1300 AM in Austin: His new Black Box Barbecue food truck will open at the corner of East Ninth Street and Church Street in Georgetown in an empty lot. Justin Bohls will be part owner, along with…

John Snider, Panhandle Barbecue King

Barbecue in the Texas Panhandle has struggled for a foothold in statewide prominence, and that’s not entirely because of its far-flung locale. The area is a relative newcomer to Texas barbecue history. Amarillo’s founding in 1897, after all, was a year after Southside Market opened in Elgin. The oldest barbecue joints in the area opened in the fifties, which explains why Texas barbecue lore rarely mentions the Panhandle. Still, the region has produced one of the best…

BBQ News: 04/14 – 04/20

– A Confederacy of mustard-lovers: The politics of barbecue and the legacy of a white supremacist: — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 17, 2017   – The Dallas Observer highlights some of the area’s newest barbecue trailers. – Houstonia takes you on a visual tour of Lockhart’s legendary barbecue joints, minus Chisholm Trail. – Wide Open Country takes a tour through Taylor, Texas, including its two most famous barbecue joints. – The politics…

The Barbecue Bill

House Bill 2029 is officially titled Weights and Scales in Restaurants, but a spokesman for the office of Representative J.M. Lozano, who filed the bill, has a more succinct moniker: the barbecue bill. The bill, which will go before the House on Tuesday, looks at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s scale inspections and certifications at barbecue joints and other eating establishments that sell their food by weight, such as frozen yogurt shops. We wrote about the TDA’s…

BBQ News: 04/07 – 04/13

– The Houston Chronicle featured all the pitmasters of the Houston BBQ Festival in these mini profiles. – Scenes from the Houston BBQ Festival: Sights and bites from 2017 #HouBBQ Festival. We had a wonderful time – @BloodBrosBBQ @LouieMuellerBBQ — Jimmy Ho (@TheSmokingHo) April 11, 2017   – Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt has more from the Houston BBQ Festival. – The Stomp ‘N’ Holler Fest is coming to Taylor on June 3rd with…

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