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Texas Rangers Announce a BBQ Signing

On opening day of the 2018 Texas Rangers season, you’ll be able to enjoy a Kreuz Market sausage before the game. Texas Live!, a new dining and entertainment development is coming to Arlington. Situated between Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, the $250 million project will house the third location of Lockhart Smokehouse. This move marks another step toward bringing Texas sports and great Texas barbecue together. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams asked, “What is more Texas than…

BBQ News: 01/27 – 02/02

– Emilio and Christi Soliz are cooking their own brand of Mexi-Q at Kings Hwy Brew & Q in San Antonio. – 2M Smokehouse got some high praise from San Antonio Express News critic Mike Sutter. – Pitt Stop BBQ in Lufkin might be the cleanest barbecue joint in Texas. – Now, it’s the only way I want olives: All our favorite things in a glass! #BrisketStuffedOlives #BloodyMary #ATX #BarbecueWife pic.twitter.com/bbOYmZZcx1 — Barbecue Wife (@BarbecueWife)…

Carnal in Austin

There’s a new beef rib in town. Carnal has found a temporary home in Austin, the epicenter of the Texas barbecue boom, while their spot back home, Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg, is closed for the winter. James Zamory and Aaron Saurer, the duo that make up Carnal, draw inspiration from Texas’s smoked meats, but they don’t cook barbecue, nor do they claim to. Instead, they serve a focused menu of large meat cuts cooked in their own fat, so they…

BBQ News: 01/20 – 01/26

– “I think people that have secrets in cooking, I really think they’re a**holes.” – Pat Martin:     – The KCBS is now accepting nominations for their BBQ Hall of Fame through March 1st. – Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is now open for dinner, and they’re planning a second location in The Heights neighborhood of Houston. – The Caboose BBQ has just opened south of Houston in Alvin. Country singer Wade Bowen is an…

Weighing Your Options

Update: Mark Loeffler, communications director for the Texas Department of Agriculture*, provided more details on their enforcement effort. Operation Maverick was launched in June 2015 to target any business buying or selling goods by weight. He didn’t have current numbers, but by March 2016, they had inspected 1,400 barbecue joints. Loeffler** hopes the enforcement effort covers enough businesses, including barbecue joints, that Operation Maverick can “put itself out of business,” but inspections are ongoing. More and…

BBQ News: 01/13 – 01/19

– The playoffs can be tough, but don’t leave your grill behind: When your team loses in the playoffs and you just say the hell with it & leave the Weber in the parking lot. #chiefs pic.twitter.com/sFSGGtrTUb — David Eulitt (@davidphotokc) January 16, 2017   – Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is open for dinner starting this evening, and owner Ronnie Killen has announced a possible second location. – The Houston Chronicle talks to Arthur Yarbough…

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