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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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Carnivores Ball – Austin 2014

Ok, the meaty goodness has rolled out in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, but it’s time for Carnivores Ball to return to it’s spiritual home of Austin, Texas. Save the date y’all – October 23 is when the party happens. For real, there are some seriously...
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Carnivores Ball Sydney – the photos

A huge thank you to all the Sydneysiders (and those who travelled from a little further out) who joined me for the very first Carnivores Ball to be held in Sydney! I just wanted to share some of the pics from the night which were snapped...