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The Joint BBQ restaurant New Orleans

The Joint – turns out there’s great BBQ in Louisiana

The Joint 701 Mazant St New Orleans, LA 70117   In the last ten years I think I’ve travelled to New Orleans well over ten times. I reckon that’s a pretty solid effort considering I’m usually covering around 9500 miles to get there from Australia....
Why people love Whataburger

The reliable comfort that is Whataburger

No Texan will need to read this post. Because they’ll know. They’ll know as soon as they read the title. But anyone visiting Texas needs to know about Whataburger. Yes, it’s a fast food chain, but it’s unique to Texas and so adored by Lone...
New Orleans - French Quarter

First timer’s New Orleans – the complete guide

I love New Orleans. Once it makes it’s way into your heart, it stays there forever. In fact, you probably shouldn’t trust anyone who doesn’t rave about what a great place it is. I get emails all the time from people making their first trip to...
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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Carnivores ball – melbourne, 2015

 FOUR MEATY COURSES – ONE TEXAN PITMASTER – TWO NIGHTS ONLY The ultimate event for the discerning meat enthusiast, the hugely successful Carnivores Ball returns to Melbourne for the third year on April 10 & 11. This internationally renowned event calls upon fine local producers...
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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...
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...