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Smoke stained walls at Louie Mueller barbecue in Taylor TX

Louie Mueller – the grand cathedral of Texas BBQ

Louie Mueller BBQ Some barbecue restaurants are iconic. They’ve been in business forever and a day, randomly located in some small, unremarkable town. They look like you want them to look; creaking screen doors, seemingly ancient pits, dining room walls stained with smoke and age. They stay...
DIY sweet tea infused vodka

DIY Sweet Tea Vodka

Sweet tea is as ubiquitous in the South as Kudzu or College Football. Refreshing and with a good hit of fat-cutting tart tannins, it’s arguably the official accompanying (non-alcoholic) drink of barbecue. So, what if you were to kick this nectar up a notch and spike it with...
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How to ‘reverse sear’ cook a steak

Have you heard of this reverse sear thing? It’s what all the cool kids are doing. Traditionally, a restaurant method of cooking steak involved searing over incredibly high heat, then transferring to an oven to finish on a more gentle heat until done. The reverse sear...
home made whipped tallow butter instead of lotion

Beef Tallow Body Butter – it’s meat cosmetics!

This entire post started as a typo. A friend send me a message about a wagyu burger he’d had on the weekend, but instead of ‘burger’ he’d typed ‘butter’. WAGYU BUTTER Y’ALL! A frantic instant-gratification fuelled internet search ensued which eventually led me to the world of tallow...
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Louisiana brunching in Texas, at Sawyer & Co

Sawyer & Co I had been meaning to go to Arkie’s Grill forever. The old classic blue plate diner on the Eastside, seemingly frozen in time, used as a filming location for Friday Night Lights… what’s not to like? Except, I was too late....
salt and time

It takes a little Salt & Time

Anyone interested in meat and food in Austin has probably heard of Salt & Time butcher shop and Salumeria. And with good reason. Yes, butchery is cool again, mainly because people are starting to give more of a crap about where their meat is coming from, what they’re...
easy homemade jalapeno and tomato fire roasted salsa

the best (and easiest) fire roasted salsa

For real though, when killer salsa is this easy to make, there’s nearly no excuse to buy the premade kind. Well, maybe if you’re in Texas or the Southwest and have access to some pretty amazeballs jars of salsa. I can tell you right now, that ketchup-based...
brisket-Valentinas

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ is the perfect fusion cuisine

Valentina’s TexMex BBQ Sometimes fusion cuisines are a really good idea. The uniting of Korean food with tacos blew our minds. Bacon combined with nearly any time of dessert is always a magical experience. It was only really a matter of time before someone actively* brought...
a consumer's guide to eating a barbecue joints

Smoke & Mirrors: a guide to understanding barbecue restaurants

“Hey, you seem like a pretty OK person, but sometimes you can be a real elitist when it comes to BBQ. What’s up with that?” Oh hey yourself! Thanks for asking. Yeah, I have pretty strong opinions on barbecue. Well see, Texas (and all other smoker...
A&M meat sausage football

Meat University – it’s a real thing!

If you understand anything about college football rivalries, you’ll understand why the photo above is so unusual. It’s not just because I actually published a photo of myself in a hairnet, but rather as a huge University of Texas Longhorns fan, wearing anything A&M...