Austin Books & Comics
"...Not that long ago, to get first-rate barbecue you had to cruise the barbecue belt from Taylor and Elgin through Lexington, Lockhart, and Luling; now the best is right here in the 'hood, a short drive away...."
"...Barbecue is serious business in Texas, and it's an integral part of our state identity. Along with cattle ranches, wildflowers, the oil bidness, and wide-open spaces, barbecue is one of the emblems that we're mighty proud to wear..."
"...Recently, we ordered some food from the Salt Lick for an upcoming gig. We’re going to play at the American Legion here in L.A., have a Sunday brunch, and feed the folks some barbecue...."
"...Central Texas is the home of revered barbecue traditions, with knowledge, skills, techniques, recipes, and family pride often passed down through generations. Barbecue has always been good business in these parts, and never more so than in Austin over the last couple of years..."
"...The 4th annual Barbecue Crash Course, a showcase of authentic Central Texas barbecue, was held March 9 as a kick-off to South by Southwest Interactive and it was the most challenging event in the series to date. The 2011 sale of Emo’s meant the loss of the only home venue the sold-out private party had ever known...."
"...The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas threw their big Cowboys and Gauchos party yesterday at the Salt Lick Barbecue Pavilion in Driftwood. A celebration of two similar cultures from two very different places, the event brings together Texas and South American BBQ and wine for an afternoon of eating, sipping, and revelry...."
"...There's something primeval about eating a barbecued beef rib. Holding that big bone in your hand, nibbling off succulent meat and crackling crust that's been slowly caressed by coals and smoke for a long period of time – the experience transports 'cueheads back to their primitive roots..."
"...Live Oak Barbecue2713 E. Second, 524-1930 Daily, 11am-12mid www.liveoakbbq.net..."
"...Each week, four cooks attempt to demonstrate their mastery of live-fire cookery with mystery basket ingredients; then the winners from each week face off in a championship round to win $50,000. Up this week is former Live Oak Barbecue pit man Tom Spaulding, whom adventurous local carnivores may remember from his Saturday afternoon grill-fests on Live Oak's shady patio..."
"...Barbecue The barbecue pork ribs and chicken from Live Oak Barbecue, and the mind-boggling barbecue sausage, brisket, and ribs from Franklin Barbecue...."
"...But Ramen Tatsu-ya chef/owners Tatsu Aikawa and Takuya "Tako" Matsumoto have come up with something much more personal than that. Kemuri is a biography of a restaurant, telling the story of their Texas upbringing, their deep connection to Japan (Aikawa was born in Tokyo and Matsumoto is a first-generation Japanese-American), even their careers as hip-hop DJs, while honoring the spirit of previous occupants Live Oak Barbecue...."
"...• Live Oak Barbecue (2713 E. Second) is closing this weekend, according to a Facebook post by owner Randall Stockton..."
"...• Bourbon, Bluegrass, & BBQ Festival The United States Bartenders' Guild hosts the third annual Bourbon Heritage Month party with live music, plenty of barbecue, and bourbon libations from some of your favorite local bartenders. Tue., Sept..."
"...Austinites may recognize Henry from his stint as a contestant on last season's the Next Food Network Star, from his regular forays into town the past couple of years to create pies for record company parties surrounding South by Southwest, or from his semi-regular residency as pie maker at Live Oak Barbecue (2713 E. Second)...."
"... As I was fortunate (and hungry) enough to be one of the judges, I got to eat 11 different takes on beef ribs – with not a bad one in the bunch. I also got to meet a lot of barbecue folks, learn a few things, and find out about a few new places..."
"...Now with two locations under their belt, the Ramen Tatsu-Ya chef duo recently opened a Texas-influenced izakaya called Kemuri Tatsu-Ya. A smoker came with the location, formerly the site of Live Oak Barbecue, so they smoke beef bones to make broth for their brisket-crowned Texas ramen and jalapeño lime-seasoned tsukemen..."
"...Food offerings include house made pizzas, from a regular cheese pizza to one of Hankey’s favorites called the Green and White Grocer – made with a pecan-basil pesto sauce, goat cheese and tomatoes. Another, the Live Oak BBQ Hawaiian, stars Live Oak Barbecue from East Austin with a spicy tomato sauce, queso de Oaxaca, pineapple and pickled jalapeños...."
"...Attal co-owns and books both the restaurant's small inside room and Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater, a Backyard-style outdoor venue. By flying around the country to meet with agents and sending follow-up packages of barbecue, Attal has earned a reputation within the industry as a dedicated player...."
"...1) Eyes on the Pies As Virginia Wood reported yesterday, Next Food Network Star contestant Rodney Henry will be relocating Dangerously Delicious Pies to Austin in September. But if patience is not your virtue, get an early taste this weekend at one of the Pie Man's semi-regular gigs at Live Oak Barbecue..."
"...If there's anything Austinites love more than miniature golf, barbecue, and beer, it'd have to be fair wages. The Equal Justice Center brings together all of the above this Thursday, Oct..."