"...The untimely deaths of all three Goss brothers and Bruce Walcutt have left Norton and Miller as the two men carrying the torch, or perhaps gargantuan smoked beef rib would be a more appropriate image in their case, into the future. One of the ways "Skeeter" Miller is doing that is with a guest appearance on a segment of Destination America's BBQ Pitmasters called "Everything is Beefier in Texas" this weekend..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...County Line BBQ (6500 Bee Caves Rd.; 5204 RR 2222) honcho Skeeter Miller was one of the first local restaurateurs to sign up with Humm. “I liked the idea of pairing up with a local technology start-up and I was really curious to see what it could do for our business..."
"...During the week of July 25-31, participating restaurants will offer a special $25 three-course menu with $5 from each of those meals going to Caritas. At press time, the restaurants included the Mansion at Judges Hill, Cool River Cafe, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Carmelo's, Sao Paulos, Zin Bistro, Iron Cactus, the County Line BBQ, Dragon Gate, Tokyo Steakhouse, Roaring Fork, 34th Street Cafe, and Santa Rita Cafe & Cantina..."
"...The burning question, with the recent economic conditions adding to the troubles of Austin's already endangered live music venues, is how they've been doing during SXSW, and the general answer so far has been a cautiously optimistic "pretty well." Over County Line BBQ and the strains of "What Would Willie Do?" by Bruce Robison at the Thursday afternoon Texas Music magazine party, Antone's staffers told me that things have been good so far, with a typically smaller crowd on Wednesday. Venues off the beaten track and with lesser-known local acts seemed to be doing awfully well that first night, as Opal Divine's Freehouse stayed nearly full through most of the Wednesday sets by Austin rockers Sexy Finger Champs, Stinky del Negro and the like..."
"...While some of Austin's oldest barbecue joints – like Salt Lick, Stubb's, County Line, and PoK-e-Jo's – went on to expand into multiple locations, plenty of other popular family-run establishments closed their doors throughout the years. Just this winter, Austin bid farewell to Ruby's BBQ, a beloved campus-area restaurant and staple of the city's blues community...."
"...The burgers are incredible, the country-style pork ribs massive and divine great barbecue of all types, available as combos, plates, or sandwiches. Go there.BBQ World Headquarters1519 W..."
"...An efficient drive-through window around back makes Rudy's especially convenient for those who are just passing through and want to pick up a hearty snack for home consumption. --R.F. ELGIN Cross-Town BBQ (3)..."
"...Sam's BBQ2000 E. 12th, 478-0378..."
"...Brand-new line of excellent gourmet products from Fredericksburg's Fischer & Wieser. Inspired by the acclaimed cookbook of the same name by Terry Thompson-Anderson, these unique products include the Lavaca Bay Lemongrass Pesto, Whiskey 'n' Peaches BBQ sauce, Pasilla de Oaxaca Chile Sauce, Chipotle Chile Ketchup, Texas Port Wine Glaze, and Ridin' High Rosemary Dressing..."
"...This little BBQ shack sits just south of the burgeoning "Four Corners" intersection at 620 and 2222, and sure looks like a throwback to simpler times. The ambience here is strictly functional, with picnic tables sitting inside a screened enclosure with a little wood-burning stove in the middle of the room..."
"...What better way to comfort homesick Texans than to share the gift of genuine Central Texas barbecue during the holidays? Three respected local companies offer a full range of smoked meats, sauces, rubs and marinades, side dishes, and desserts, with the option to shop online or by phone from their full-color catalogs. Check out the County Line Bar-B-Q (www.airribs.com, 800/247-7427), Iron Works BBQ (www.ironworksbbq.com, 800/669-3602), and Stubb's Bar-B-Q (www.stubbsbbq.com, 800/227-2283)..."
"...Salt Lick BBQ 1970..."
"...16) Ruby's BBQ..."
"...Runners-upRudy's Country Store & BBQ, County Line, The Iron Works..."
"...Activities will include a Blues & Barbecue Welcome Reception on Friday evening, June 14, at the legendary Victory Grill (1104 E. 11th, 472-8669), featuring barbecue tastings from Artz Rib House, Ben's Longbranch, Sam's, BBQ World Headquarters, Ruby's Barbecue, County Line, John Mueller's Barbecue, desserts from R.O.'s Outpost, and sides from Hoover's Cooking plus libations from Tito's Texas Vodka and an earful of blues from Mel Davis and the Blues Specialists..."
"...The menu does indeed have an old-fashioned air about it. Outside of the standard BBQ fare, the restaurant does some memorable baby back ribs ($6.99 half-slab; $10.99 full slab), traditional Tex-Mex, and soda-fountain favorites like the foot-long chili cheese dog with fries ($4.49)..."