BBQ

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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...
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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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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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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...