BBQ News: 01/03 – 01/08

by Daniel Vaughn · January 8, 2015

– Beef prices continue to rise, and brisket is getting even worse. Grub Street, KTRH in Houston, TAMU, and TMBBQ all had a different take on the effects.

– Who knows, maybe Irish briskets to the rescue?

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt has some ideas to help your local BBQ joint stay profitable so they can stick around.

– Like we said, it’s getting $$$:


– “We kill Memphis, Texas, anybody that thinks they could barbecue, ain’t f—— with Kansas City.” – Rapper Tech N9ne with strong barbecue opinions

BBQ and gender roles are discussed by the Food as a Lens blog. 

– The staff of Two Bros. BBQ in San Antonio held their own version of the the Olympics. The BBQ Olympics:

Brisket Dead lift. Hahahhaa

A photo posted by chefjasondady (@chefjasondady) on


– D Magazine starts their ideal day in the Dallas Design District with a stop at Slow Bone for lunch.

Taste of the Championship is coming to Dallas for the College Football Championship. It will feature chefs all over the region, including Dwight Harvey of Off The Bone in Dallas.

– BBQ on the Brazos in Cresson is readying itself for the crowds expected with the College Football Championship game in Arlington.

– Chasin’ Tail BBQ in Hickory Creek was forced to move because of highway construction, but plans to be open later this month in a new location.

– Brace yourselves:


– The Austin American Statesman looks at the deeper meaning behind a stolen barbecue pit in Texas

– The Franklin Barbecue line just got its own coffee truck

– South Austin residents living behind Terry Black’s Barbecue are sharing some smoke-related complaints

– Ribmasters barbecue restaurant is expanding to Tyler

– Pre-game festivities for the Birmingham Bowl included a rib eating contest:


– I guess they’re now judging Texas-style barbecue joints outside of Texas by the quality of their smoked chicken.

– Southern Living looks at the multiple variations on Brunswick stew in southern barbecue joints.

– “Once you cook with a Southern Pride, you lose your whole heritage. You lose your whole lifestyle.” Robert Adams Sr. of Honey 1 BBQ in Chicago.

– A little construction going on in Pearland:


– Eddie Deen is gearing up to smoke about 800 briskets for the Texas Governor’s inauguration. $10 tickets are still available. 

– The Alabama governor is having a barbecue for his inauguration too, but it’s free. 

– Munchies discovers the Franklin Barbecue line:


– Texas BBQ & Brew visits Riverport BBQ in Jefferson and comes away impressed.

– The Dallas Observer reviews Clark Food & Wine which features a “New Texas Smokehouse” menu.

Goldis Sausage in Austin is hibernating for the rest of the winter.

Mad Jack’s BBQ in Lockhart is coming back from the dead.

– More good BBQ in SA:


– Steven Raichlen predicts a few barbecue trends for 2015

– Smoked and barbecued beef tongue are now hot menu items in Japan after US beef import restrictions were lifted. 

– Some would say this is the most iconic restaurant in all of Texas:


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