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BurgerMary does NOLA 2014!

Sometimes you put together schmickly produced video segments filmed on HD cameras and edited for hours in a suite. And sometimes you find a killer app for your iPhone (hello, 8mm is awesome and turns your phone into a vintage camera!), film a couple...
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Are you eating bad BBQ or just being served by bad staff?

Do you know who the most important person in barbecue is? I do. It’s probably not who you think it is, either. It’s not the butcher, or the owner, or even the pitmaster himself. The single most important person responsible for the sink or swim of...
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Carnivores Ball, Austin 2014 – the photos!

Thursday 23rd of October saw the second Carnivores Ball held in Austin, and without doubt it was the best to date. A stunning venue, incredible food from Salt & Time, Jack Perkins at The Slow Bone, Evan Leroy from Freedmens, Fried & True plus a...
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Bill Miller Bar-B-Q – where you order the fried chicken.

Bill Miller Bar-B-Q 709 E Ben White Blvd Austin, TX 78704 Oh gee… how do I talk about Bill Miller without offending anyone who enjoys it and/or has fond memories of it? Ok, let me give it a shot: Bill Miller Bar-B-Q is a fairly unremarkable...
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El Sapo – onion rings, burgers & botanas

El Sapo 1900 Manor Rd Austin, TX 78722 So, let’s talk about El Sapo. Part of the “El” family that comprises of El Chile and El Chilito, this baby is their new burger place in East Austin, and I kinda really dig it. I’m loving the actual setting. It’s...
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The Blue Ox, ironically specialising in pork.

The Blue Ox 1505 Town Creek Dr Austin, TX 78741 Taking up residence in the patio area of The Buzz Mill coffeeshop, The Blue Ox is serving great barbecue in a location any lumberjack would feel right at home in. It’s particularly handy if you have both...
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Gus’s Fried Chicken – a “must put in face” experience

Gus’s Fried Chicken 117 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78701 Some businesses that grow beyond their original location do so because of a deliberate business plan and an astute management team. Others expand because the food is just that good that it would be a crime not to share the...
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The Kansas City BBQ trip and a great reason to return

Earlier in 2014, I booked myself a one night trip to Kansas City, not knowing a soul there but determined to complete a KCBS judges course. And you know, sometimes things just end up being quite serendipitous indeed. Cut forward to the trip (which after...
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Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Jack Allen’s Kitchen 7720 Hwy 71 W Austin, TX 78735 People talk about locations being near or past the “Y” in Austin and it’s confusing. Anyone unfamiliar would assume they’re talking about a YMCA, as I did, and I couldn’t understand how I’d driven down 71...
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Kerlin BBQ – big taste, shorter lines

Kerlin BBQ 1700 East Cesar Chavez StAustin, TX 78702 Hands up if you prefer not to line up for things? You will never catch me lining up to get into “da club” (probably because I refer to it as “da club”) and I have a huge issue...