Moving the BBQ Smoker to Ireland

Dear Friends: On December 31, my entire family (including Frances, the Basset Hound) will embark on a one-way flight to Europe. After toasting the “Happy New Year” aloft, we will land in Paris, hop a flight to Dublin, rent a van, and drive to Ballyvaughn on the West Coast of…

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Legends of Texas Barbecue: Second Edition

The perfect Father’s Day gift: The new revised 2nd Edition of Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook is here! The new edition includes 32 new recipes and new info on legendary pitmasters like the late great Joe Burney! There’s also lots of new photos of Community Barbecues in Texas.

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Humanitarian BBQ

ARLINGTON, Va. (February 23, 2016) — The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) and Casual Living magazine are pleased to announce Stan Hays as this year’s winner of the Donna H. Myers Barbecue Leadership Award. Stan is co-founder and CEO of Operation BBQ Relief, a disaster relief organization that has…

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Aaron Franklin’s Meat Smoking Manifesto

The official release date of Aaron Franklin’s new barbecue book, Franklin Barbecue: A Meat Smoking Manifesto, is tommorrow, April 7. Reading a new cookbook often sends me running to the kitchen to try out an intriguing recipe. Aaron Franklin has no use for recipes and there aren’t any to be…

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The Oldest BBQ in Texas

Cat Springs Agricultural Society has been holding a community barbecue out back behind the German dance hall for over 150 years. This is the oldest barbecue tradition in Texas. Here’s a message from Marilyn at Cat Springs Dance Hall for those who may want to come and take photos before…

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2014 Community BBQ Season Getting Underway

There are several community barbecues that take place in April and a few more in May. The Father’s Day BBQ in Millheim is my favorite–although I have many more to check out! The oldest barbecue tradition in America, the community barbecue, continues largely unnoticed in churches, clubs and lodge halls….

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Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland

I went to Ronnie Killen’s place yesterday. Got a 4-meat plate with brisket, beef ribs, pork ribs and sausage with creamed corn and baked beans on the side, they definitely know how to make their corn, they follow the recipes provided at First American. If you ask for slices from the…

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Community BBQ: Saturday May 4

Houstonia Magazine and D&T Drive-in are holding a Community BBQ and Dewberry Blackberry Cobbler Contest Saturday May 4 from 4pm to 8pm. D&T Drive-In is an old icehouse at 1307 Enid near Calvalcade and I-45. The cool old/new watering hole has been renovated by Chris Cusack and his Down House…

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