BBQ

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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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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...
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Carnivores Ball comes to Sydney

NOW COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! It’s taken place in Melbourne (twice!), and it’s take place in Austin (with another to come later this year, sign up here!), but for now I am super pumped to announce that the Carnivores Ball in coming to that fair...
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La Barbecue

La Barbecue 900 E. Cesar Chavez StAustin, TX 78702  The entire “Texas BBQ” scene and concept has been enjoying a renaissance of cool amongst the foodie scene worldwide. The cuisine has also experienced a hyper-local renaissance, with Austin challenging Lockhart for the crown of “BBQ Capital of...
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East Texas, Caddo Lake and the Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival

I’ve spent the last couple days hanging out in the piney woods of East Texas. Except, it wasn’t exactly piney, it was more cypressy and swampy, because I was staying at one of my most favorite places on earth, Caddo Lake (which I have previously...
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Micklethwait Craft Meats

  Micklethwait Craft Meats 1309 Rosewood Ave Austin, TX 78702 Continuing the round up of Austin BBQ joints, let’s take a snapshot look at Micklethwait Craft Meats (pro tip: pronounced Mickle-wait). That generous looking plate above is also one of the best lunchtime deals around, costing...
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Live Fire 2014

So, if I said to you “hey, there’s this event that is held out at an iconic Texas BBQ joint that is practically a ranch, nestled between live oaks, and nearly twenty of the local area’s most esteemed chefs and pitmasters will each be...
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Pictures from the 2014 Carnivores Ball in Melbourne

The two nights of the Carnivores Ball for Melbourne were a huge meaty success! Guests enjoyed fried chicken and biscuits, BBQ brisket and lamb, pork fat caramel donuts, deluxe goodie bags, bacon fat cooked peanuts and small batch preservative free jerky. Let’s just say...
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Australian BBQ Championships

In March of 2014, a pretty special event took place in Port Macquarie, Australia – the largest BBQ competition in Australia to date (and in my humble opinion, the first one that actually counted for something), the Blues and BBQ Festival. I was fortunate...
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BBQ Lamb Shoulder

Recently I was invited by Whole Foods to come and chat with Reece the Butcher about all things meat related. While there, I filmed this video of Reece breaking down a whole or Packer cut of brisket, so you can see exactly how the...