BBQ News: 06/28 – 07/04

by Daniel Vaughn · July 4, 2013

– Texas BBQ in North Carolina? Yep. Jim Price prefers Texas brisket to Carolina whole hog, so his research included a stop in Lockhart, Texas before he opened JJ Texas BBQ in Havelock, NC.

– Greg Gatlin of Top 50 BBQ Joint Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston is profiled here.

– I don’t see brisket, but there are sausages and spare ribs on this periodic table of meat.



– Scroll down a bit to find John Markus’s (producer fro BBQ Pitmasters) ode to Texas-style brisket. “…as this primal hunk…sits there for hours sweating drops of glistening moisture.”

– Mac’s BBQ in Brady has changed ownership, but will reopen soon.

– A new pit named Rick is in fabrication for Pecan Lodge.


– Today.com asks – is barbecue too trendy? Hell no.  

– Brisketman has compiled some historic data on production and consumption of beef and pork. He created a number of helpful interactive charts to illustrate his research. 

Brisketman Meat Chart


– A food truck going by the name of “Texas BBQ” in British Columbia has license revoked because nearby residents complained of smoke. 

– D Magazine in Dallas does a tasting of local chopped brisket offerings. Pecan Lodge is declared the winner. 

– Full & Content sides with sides. The blog post argues the importance of sides in Texas BBQ and offers some recipes for Texas BBQ sides.


– Zagat provides this day-in-the-life of Man Up Texas BBQ blogger Drew Thornley

– Robb Walsh of Houstonia Magazine went to Corkscrew BBQ in Spring. After his visit he agreed with Texas Monthly. Corkscrew is one of the best in the state. 

– Jerry Hall, former supermodel and ex-wife of Mick Jagger, was born in Gonzales, Texas. In an interview with Paper City she said she returns to Gonzales and eats barbecue at the Gonzales Food Store. “The meat store in the square has the most delicious sausages you can imagine”

– Jeff Savell and Ray Riley teach a course at Texas A&M called “Texas Barbecue 181”.

– Serious Eats heads down to Brownsville for some barbacoa and cow eye.


Kirby’s BBQ in Mexia, a Top 50 joint, will be closed from July 3rd – July 16th.

Franklin Barbecue, a Top 50 joint, will be closed today and tomorrow.

– Charles Dellschau was a retired butcher from Houston, Texas in the late 1800’s. For twenty years he created a series of scrapbooks on flying machines. They’ve been compiled and published in a new book.



– Hog futures are at a two-year high as demand increases for the July 4th holiday.

– A popular BBQ joint in Atlanta was forced to eliminate their dine-in option after the county government disapproved of their parking situation.

– Finally, the Texanist has raised a very important question about Texas’s Official State Dish. What are your thoughts?


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