Nickel BBQ

“Just Good Food” is the name of the new BBQ trailer that’s parked in a vacant lot at the corner of Lyons and St. Elmo in the Fifth Ward. The trailer is open from 11 to 6, closed Sundays. Call 832 322 8428 for details. Political candidate and community organizer,…

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Beef Ribs Are Hot

Beef ribs are in the spotlight lately. It’s all about the flavor: a well-cooked beef rib is just as succulent as a perfectly cooked brisket, but with a softer, silkier texture. Louis Mueller’s in Taylor has been cooking beef ribs since they opened. And Pecan Lodge in Dallas has gotten…

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Pitmaster: Trent Brooks: Brooks’ Place BBQ

Ask for some crusty meat from the fatty end of a brisket at Brook’s Place in Cypress and you won’t be disappointed. There is one picnic table in front of this barbecue trailer parked in front of an Ace Hardware store at the northwest corner of Barker-Cypress and FM 529…

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Camp Brisket Highlights

At the first Camp Brisket on January 11 and 12 at Texas A&M Meat Science Center in College Station, Dr. Davey Griffin helped us understand the mysteries of barbecueing a beef brisket by dissecting one and showing us where the different muscles and fat pockets intersected. Then Dr. Jeff Savell…

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Join Us for Camp Brisket

Foodways Texas and Texas A&M Meat Science Center present: Camp Brisket 2013 Camp Brisket January 11-12, 2013 College Station, Texas We’re trying something new this year in partnership with the Meat Science Section in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. We will hold a second barbecue camp,…

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Killen Q

Ronnie Killen is competing in the “Come and Take It!” BBQ competition this weekend in Gonzales. In July, he cooked in the Moulton Jamboree Cook-off. His team is doing pretty good–they have taken a couple of overall medals. He bought a new pit from Klose which he is still breaking…

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BBQ Burgers

There’s a recipe for Franklin’s brisket in my new book, Texas Eats. There’s also recipes for some other “shade tree barbecue” recipes. And then there’s a real gem of a BBQ recipe tucked away in the hamburger chapter. It’s my version of the BBQ burger at Guy’s Meat Market in…

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Life-Altering Barbecue

Barbecue Top 10 lists, BBQ restaurant ratings, rib rankings and all the rest of it are, as the Buddhists would say, illusion. There is no best barbecue, anymore than there is a best symphony or a best painting. This website is about the art, the culture and the Zen of…

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Pitmaster: Shayne Carter

Shayne Carter was tending the pit at Kenney Hall when I got there on the morning of the 4th of July. This was his first year helping out at the Kenney community barbecue. Beef shoulder clods, mutton, and pork butts were the meats being cooked. I had recently seen Carter…

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