BBQ News: 11/30 – 12/05
– La Barbecue has moved…
Sold Out for the last time in South Austin from the crew @la_Barbecue. See you on the East Side. @tmbbq pic.twitter.com/cow9QBA7AT
— Robert Jacob Lerma (@robertjlerma) December 1, 2013
…and they are up and running at their new location:
Looking good! (6th & Waller) pic.twitter.com/gvw1myfAN9 — la Barbecue (@la_Barbecue) December 3, 2013
– Even though the point of this New York Times article is to show that Austin isn’t all about barbecue and burritos, they still manage to give a shout out to the pork ribs at la Barbecue.
– Aaron and Stacy Franklin were recently asked in a Lucky Peach interview what their end game was. They thought they might just get old and retire, or “maybe we’ll have kids who want it.” Well, that next generation just got started with Vivian Loree Franklin’s birth on Wednesday. Congrats!
– New, expanded hours for Micklethwait Craft Meats in Austin. Wednesday to Saturday 11am-8pm; Sunday 11am-3pm
– I stand with Gael Greene:
My Hampton pals know I like EHamptn Grill,ribs&coleslaw,biscuits.But now,time for something new.I’m sick of too sweet, too-long cooked ribs.
— Gael Greene (@GaelGreene) November 30, 2013
– TMBBQ released three gift guides this week. One for BBQ Stuff, another for Mail-Order BBQ, and the last one for BBQ Books.
– Other barbecue gift guides can be found from Brisketman and Steven Raichlen.
– Tectonic shift in the barbecue force, or anomaly?
A very unexpected stop 23 on the @tmbbq #top50 #BBQ tour as I was on 11th and saw @FranklinBbq was not sold out at 115 and no long line! — Bronson Tucker (@TXSooner518) December 4, 2013
– It’s an anomaly right?
Was headed somewhere else. Drove by @FranklinBbq. No line, no sold out sign, so this happened: pic.twitter.com/nRTCoZfHcz — Marshall Scott Owens (@WestTX_BBQ) December 1, 2013
– Oh my God, What is happening?!?!
Y’all know @la_Barbecue is open at 6th & Waller, right? Just left and there was no line. Wtf?
— Ben Hamill (@benhamill) December 4, 2013
– Texas A&M’s BBQ class looks at how to build a cinder block pit, then they use it in the semester’s final lecture about smoking a pig.
– The Dickey’s BBQ chain (365 units strong) posted a profit of over $1,000,000 the day before Thanksgiving due to an increased demand for their smoked turkeys and hams.
– From the archives: Listen to Harry Caray’s story of eating a pile of Rendezvous ribs with Elvis.
– Zagat released their restaurant rankings for Austin. Uchi took the top spot, while Louie Mueller Barbecue was #2 and Snow’s BBQ came in at #4. Then Chris Walsh, managing editor of Zagat.com, gets a little confused about Carillon restaurant:
– Zagat also featured Blue Ox BBQ in their list of coffee shops with great food. Blue Ox is situated behind the Buzz Mill coffee shop in Austin.
– To be Certified Angus Beef, the cattle must have a hide that is at least 51% black. Here’s why, sort of.
– A short and sweet history of fake meat.
– The Sirane Group has developed a cooking bag that can go on the grill. Sadly, they’re calling the contents of the bag “barbecue.”
– The Twitter feed for Meyer’s BBQ in Elgin is getting a little saucy:
Heard I’m getting a sweater for Christmas. Would much rather have a moaner or screamer — Meyer’s Sausage (@cuetopia) December 4, 2013
– Killen’s BBQ is featured in this video travel guide to Houston.
– Killen’s brick and mortar location must be coming soon as they are currently hiring.
– Killen’s is also planning to offer bone-in pork belly spare ribs. That’s a rack of ribs with the pork belly left on. Some call them bacon ribs.
– Folks in Plano will have to wait a while longer for Lockhart Smokehouse to open downtown:
So, Good News/Bad News day. Pits almost ready, building not. Looks like it will be January before Plano is smoking sweet meat. — Lockhart SH – Plano (@planolockhart) December 3, 2013
– Tim McLaughlin of Dallas’s Lockhart Smokehouse talks beef ribs.
– If you’re curious about what Foodways Texas does, this article in Edible DFW should fill you in nicely.
– It was after midnight the Friday after Thanksgiving. The football games were over, and chef Tim Love came on the screen in an infomercial for an indoor electric grill called the OptiGrill:
OptiGrill Show | V1| 5 pay $35.99 | 28:30 | Master from Envision Response Reel on Vimeo.
– Nutter Buster BBQ is featured in this article about food safety in Austin food trucks.
– GQ Magazine releases their Austin City Guide. Surprise, they suggest Franklin Barbecue.
– Finally, a rib cake:
Someone asked me if i could make a #cake that looked like #bbq ribs. Hope this answers their question. pic.twitter.com/8CGNFrVZ0j
— debora johnson price (@A1CAKEMASTER) November 30, 2013
Thanks for the cinder block pit link. I’m about to start on a firebrick pit myself and learned a few things.