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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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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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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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Dirty Martin’s – talk dirty to me

Dirty Martin’s 2808 Guadalupe StAustin, TX 78705 I’ve never been in a burger joint with so many aliases. Dirty’s, Dirty Martin’s, Dirty Martin’s Kumbak, Martins Kumbak Place, Dirty Martin’s Place… no matter the exact moniker you may know it by, all signs point to the same...
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Burro Cheese Kitchen

Burro Cheese Kitchen 1221 South Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704 Hey you know what all the cool kids are eating? Grilled cheese. But not your American cheese, Mrs Bairds bread, crusts cut off version. These are “toasties” for grown ups and Burro Cheese Kitchen is churning out some...