On a roadtrip down to the Rio Grande Valley this past summer we popped into a little roadside barbecue house in Three Rivers Texas. Not expecting much we grabbed a half pound of brisket for a pittance and motored back up on the highway.
Once we tore into the packaging we realized we'd made a mistake in ordering such a small amount.
Former Austinite and University Texas grad Craig White recently flung the doors of his Texas smokehouse; White Smoke, open in Tokyo Japan.
We've been wanting to get over that way for awhile and it's looking like we've got a good excuse now.
White had his custom smoker built in Houston and shipped to Japan where he hired David Schlosser and Jamie Williams to man the kitchen.
Has Aaron Franklin gone all in on Twitter? We'll leave that debate up in the air but the internet is buzzing over Austin Texas' latest entry in the Twitter-sphere.
Do you believe in God? Do you believe in Jesus. Do you believe that Aaron Franklin was Heaven sent? If you find these topics interesting then you should probably check out BBQ Jesus over on Twitter.
Rolling through the east side of Austin on the way to pick up some barbecue from Sam's, Tariq's Barbecue food trailer is spotted parked alongside San Saba st. between 8th and 9th.
It's quite mysterious. The area is pure residential with no other business within a couple blocks. A ferocious dog goes completely bonkers from a nearby yard and there is no one to offer a query to.
It's a good looking little cart, nice and homely and rustic. Lord knows it might be some good barbecue too.
Update coming as events warrant.
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We had ourselves a good visit with veteran pit boss Wayne Ging up in Williamson County earlier this year.
We're always on the lookout for handmade Texas hot guts and Mr. Ging's were something else. In addition to superb sausage, his pork ribs ended up being the best bite of barbecue we put in our mouth at the cook-off.
Got $500 Burning A Hole In Your Pocket? Learn How To Be A Pit Boss At Foodways Texas BBQ Summer Camp
These tickets are going to go fast.
Foodways Texas and the Texas A&M Meat Science Department just opened ticket sales today, Friday, November 18th 2011, for their 2012 Barbecue Summer Camp.
Tickets are only available to Foodways Texas members at first. If these don't sell out the great unwashed [non-Foodways Texas] folks will be allowed to buy in on the sessions.
We'll be burning the midnight oil gathering intel on Austin Texas pit boss Aaron Franklin's New York City debut tonight at Hill Country Barbecue but for right now we could not resist putting up a quick picture snapped on the streets of New York by Mike Thelin over at http://www.boltedservices.com/
The show must go on. Franklin Barbecue reopens today Friday November 11th 2011 after an interminable [to their eaters]vacation.
However, one crucial element is missing. Pit boss and owner Aaron Franklin, who has reportedly been whisked to New York City on Eater Austin's corporate jet, surely a Dassault Falcon 7X.
Texas' future as the premiere place on planet earth for barbecue is secure. Generations of young, would-be pit bosses are learning the art and science of Texas barbecue through classes at Texas A&M.
Jeff Savell, who holds a doctorate in Animal Science and Davey Griffin, an Extension meat specialist, are the men leading 20 students per semester into their future careers as hard living, leathery old barbecue joint workers.
Over on Grub Street, the food blog of New York magazine they're reporting that Aaron Franklin, pit boss of Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas is going to be serving up his barbecue at Hill Country Barbecue Market this weekend in New York City.
New Yorkers will be able to eat brisket like they've never had before, this Sunday Nov 13 2011 from 6-9 pm.