"...The first ever Texas BBQ Week will be over in just two short days, so true Austin barbecue fans need to get out and enjoy it while they can. Here's our handy visual guide to what our city's best pitmasters are offering through this Friday..."
"...Texas is known for its beef, and although smoked brisket has escaped the state's borders, beef ribs are very seldom seen in any other state's smokers, except in barbecue restaurants that emulate Texas barbecue. Within the state, the skinnier beef back rib has been served for decades, but the short rib rarely made an appearance on Central Texas barbecue menus except for a select few, such as Taylor's Louie Mueller BBQ in 1946 (they switched cuts in the Nineties) and Black's BBQ in Lockhart in 2007..."
"...Blue Ox BBQ1505 Town Creek, 512/537-2047 Tue.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-2am; Sun., 10am-6pm..."
"...5) Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew Lance Kirkpatrick has got a sweet, smoky gig going on in Brentwood, and his brisket and ribs (beef chuck and pork spare) just keep getting better and better...."
"...Doug Guller's ATX Brands announces the re-opening of another storied Entertainment District space: Chicago House (607 Trinity) will offer 20 rotating craft brew selections from around the country... We didn't make it to the grand opening of the new 24-hour coffee shop Buzz Mill (1505 Town Creek) on the south shore, but we're very curious about the new spot and its Blue Ox BBQ & Pancake Cabin that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner....."
"...Live at the Switch - Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (6610 N. Lamar Blvd.) Enjoy music on the patio from the Patton Sparks Band while the folks from Independence Brewing are on hand for an Austin Amber pint night...."
"...From the time Food Editor Virginia B. Wood first announced Mick Vann’s inaugural Austin Chronicle Invitational BBQ Beef Rib Smackdown, I think we all pretty much understood that the competition itself was not really going to be the point...."
"...It's All Good BBQ..."
"...› Austin Eats Pre-ACL Food Tour Sample Franklin Barbecue, Torchy's Tacos, Blue Ox BBQ, Sugar Circus Bakery, and Hops & Grain Brewery as a preamble to ACL Fest, October 3-5 and 10-12, 9:45am. Reservations online..."
"...No alcohol is allowed on the premises, but food trucks from Frank, Blue Ox BBQ, and Whole Foods will be set up on the terrace, or you're welcome to bring your own picnic. The trailers will open at 7pm, with the bands chiming in around 8pm, and the movie to follow...."
"...The Texas Monthly BBQ 'Cue Court was a worthwhile addition to the culinary offerings at the Texas Book Festival over the weekend, with barbecue from Two Bros. BBQ Market from San Antonio, Austin's own Blue Ox barbecue, and an interesting mash-up of the Peached Tortilla and Miller's Smokehouse satisfying the crowd..."