BBQ

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...
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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...
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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...
Hays county barbecue san marcos bbq

Why Hays Co Bar-B-Que is completely worth the drive.

Hays Co Bar-B-Que 1612 S IH 35 San Marcos, TX 78666 Generally when recommending the premiere barbecue locations in Austin, you have to also include the warning that there will likely be some kind of line, or wait, or that they sell out early.  But what...
Freedmen's brisket from Austin Texas

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...
Bill Millers Fried Chicken

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...
Blue Ox BBQ Austin Texas

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...
Kansas City barbecue brisket at Oklahoma Joe's

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...