– Brisket prices are finally trending downward. Our national nightmare might be coming to a close.
– A tribute to Annie Mae Ward who established the barbecue stand at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville, aka The Church of the Holy Smoke.
– The Texans Vince Wilfork got a new pit from the guys at Pitmaker:
Vince Wilfork adjusting to Houston, bought this monster BBQ trailer http://t.co/xsX1ayCd16
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) April 29, 2015
– Last Sunday’s Houston BBQ Festival was a success, and Houston Chronicle has some great photos of the event.
– Craig Hlavaty visited the Houston BBQ Fest and filed this video report.
– The Smoking Ho reports in detail on all the barbecue served at the Houston BBQ Festival.
– Whole hog at the Houston BBQ Festival:
— Houston Press (@HoustonPress) April 27, 2015
– A look at pork’s popularity in Texas barbecue from the Texas Standard.
– The Dallas Observer checks out last weekend’s Big D BBQ Battle.
– A barbecue pit was stolen from the Corpus Christi Firefighter’s Association, then later recovered several miles from town.
– A new guide book to BBQ in the Carolinas is coming:
— Robert Moss (@mossr) April 23, 2015
– DFW.com visits the new Heim Barbecue in Fort Worth for what they call “remarkable good barbecue.”
– Texas BBQ Adventures found some great barbecue at Fargo’s BBQ in Bryan.
– A barbecue traveller came through Texas on an eating adventure and shared some barbecue tasting notes and a few marketing lessons as well.
– Tim Mikeska is producing a Master Butcher Video Series for YouTube. A preview:
Pulling pork cheek, jowl and tongue … short teaser for my new YouTube Master Butcher Video Series. #mikeska #mikeskabrands #mikeskabbq #mikeskafamily #timmikeska #taylortexas #butcher #masterbutcher #pitmaster #texaspitmaster #mikeskasausage #texasbbq #bbq #vbharre #pork #sustainability #jowls #cheeks #porktongue
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– Cowboys & Indians Magazine chooses a few Trailblazers of Western Cuisine, including a couple pitmasters.
– The inaugural Brazos River Ribfest was held at McLane Stadium in Waco over the weekend.
– A plate of Franklin Barbecue is pretty pricey in San Francisco, so says the Houston Chronicle.
– Cook beef ribs like Aaron Franklin:
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) April 28, 2015
– NPR travels to Throckmorton, Texas to observe the ultrasound process of checking bulls for marbling at the R.A. Brown Ranch.
– Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue in Tyler has a close call with a creosote fire, but the crisis was averted.
– KVIA in El Paso reports on a breed of Criollo cattle being developed in New Mexico that can go days without water.
– The folks at GE who brought the Super Smoker to SXSW made a video about the event:
– British newspaper The Telegraph highlights some classic American roadtrips including the Texas BBQ Trail.
– The Charleston Post & Courier examines the tradition of smoked mullet and wonders why it isn’t more popular in the Low Country.
– I’ve seen a lot of shoddy barbecue lists, but this one for the best barbecue in all of Tennessee reads more like satire.
– Brisket now has fewer calories, seriously:
— NYTimes Well (@nytimeswell) April 28, 2015