Daily Food: Barbecue
Meet the Meat Makers
If you live in Texas, you probably love barbecue, or at least know someone who does. Still, most of us has never heard the stories behind it. For the Love of Meat, a new documentary by filmmakers Jeff Jones, Matthew Johnson, Matt Wallis, and Brandon Gonzales, sets out to correct that course.

2:00PM Tue. Mar. 15, Spencer Beghtol Read More | Comment »

More Brisket Burglaries
About the same time in early January that Austin police apprehended the man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of briskets from area H-E-B stores, several San Antonio barbecue joints began to experience costly overnight thefts. A word to the wise – lock up your outdoor pits and coolers.

12:30PM Tue. Feb. 3, 2015, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

12 Days of Smoked Meats at Stiles Switch
Every December, the pit masters at Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (6610 N. Lamar) like to celebrate the anniversary of the popular barbecue joint by unleashing their culinary creativity at the smoker. They come up with 12 days of special smoked meat dishes and invite their clientele to chow down.

12:30PM Tue. Dec. 9, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

First Look: Black's Barbecue
If there was any doubt about whether or not Lockhart's venerable Black family supports this particular foray into the Austin market, one look around the dining room should put that question to rest. The walls are graced with heirloom family photos documenting various stages of Edgar and Norma Jean Black's respected family business.

1:30PM Fri. Oct. 31, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Thu. Oct. 30, 2014, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Gossip and Goat at TMBBQ Fest
An early cold front with overcast skies and cool breezes and an expanded site plan that divided barbecue vendors between the Long Center circle drive and the City Terrace made for a very comfortable afternoon at the Fifth Annual Texas Monthly BBQ Fest on Sunday, Sept. 14.

9:30AM Tue. Sep. 16, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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Franklin Barbecue Reopens Tuesday, July 8
We had a little chat with Aaron Franklin on Monday about the restaurant’s reopening after the expansion shutdown, and he revealed a few smoky nuggets. If you were expecting more seating in the dining area, forget about it.

10:45AM Tue. Jul. 8, 2014, Mick Vann Read More | Comment »

Franklin Barbecue Reopens Tuesday, July 8
 
International Flavor
Josh Ebsworth wasn’t even supposed to end up in Texas. The collegiate program in charge of sending him to study abroad originally intended to send him to Canada, but after Ebsworth protested the decision, he found himself at Texas A&M University. “I thought I was entering a military academy and subsequently cut off my shoulder-length hair,” he said.

2:15PM Mon. Jun. 23, 2014, Austin Heiberg Read More | Comment »

Memorial Day Weekend Visit to Taylor Cafe
The girlfriend and I were on our way north on Sunday, and we figured since Taylor was only a few miles down the road, perhaps some barbecue would be in order. I knew that Louie Mueller’s was normally closed on Sunday, but thought maybe Vencil Mares’ Taylor Café would be open. We were in luck.

4:45PM Thu. Jun. 5, 2014, Mick Vann Read More | Comment »

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