Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Brisket tacos in San Antonio

Some brisket tacos, poolside in San Antonio. Brisket & flour tortillas from HEB.




Monday, August 21, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Burnt ends at Cibolo Moon

Brisket burnt ends, with bleu cheese, corn-flour tortillas, quest, & tortilla chips at Cibolo Moon:







Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BBQ on the buffet at Cibolo Moon

Last weekend, I paid my first visit to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Below are some pics of the BBQ on the buffet at Cibolo Moon, one of the resort's restaurants. Brisket, sausage, & turkey.





Friday, July 28, 2017

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 225

225. 2 Brothers Bar-B-Que & Catering (Yuba City, California)

Updated list: 

1. Texas Smokehouse (Decatur, AL)
2. Hill Country Barbecue (Manhattan)
3. Dallas BBQ (Manhattan)
4. Tim's Texas Bar-B-Q (Beijing)
5. Capital Q (Washington, DC) - RIP
6. Little Texas (Iasi, Romania)
7. Back Forty Texas BBQ (CA)
8. West Texas Barbeque Co. (Jackson, MI)
9. Dr. Hogly Wogly’s Tyler Texas BBQ (Van Nuys, CA)
10. Barn Burner Texas Barbeque (Pasadena, CA)
11. JR’s Texas Bar-B-Que (Sacramento, CA)
12. Texas West BBQ (3 CA locations)
13. Tootie’s Texas Barbeque (Cathedral City, CA)
14. Armadillo Willy’s Real Texas BBQ (Los Altos, CA)
15. The Original Texas Barbecue King (Los Angeles)
16. Longhorn Barbecue (3 WA locations)
17. Bubb's Big Texas Style BBQ (Big Bend, WI)
18. The Texas BBQ Company (Northborough, MA)
19. DJ's Texas Style BBQ (Lewiston, ME)
20. Serious Texas BBQ (3 CO locations)
21. Abbey's Real Texas Bar-B-Q (San Diego, California)
22. Jake's Authentic Texan Bar B-Q (Rensselaer, NY)
23. Buster's Texas Style Barbecue (3 OR locations)
24. Howard's Texas Barbecue Service (Portland, OR)
25. Bennett's BBQ (CO, TN, & NC)
26. Kin Folks Texas Style BBQ (Altoona, IA)
27. Cecil's Texas Style Bar-B-Q (2 FL locations)
28. Shaw's Texas Style BBQ (Hercules, CA)
29. Backwoods BBQ (Corona, CA)
30. Cedar River Smoke House (Renton, WA)
31. Big Al's Texas BBQ (Lehi, UT)
32. East Texas BBQ, LLC (Huntsville, AL)
33. Bonehead's Texas BBQ (San Francisco, CA)
34. Huntsville Barbecue Company (Huntsville, UT)
35. Bart's Texas Style BBQ (Traverse City, MI)
36. Roland's Bar-B-Que Company (Hot Springs, AR)
37. Ralphies Texas Style BBQ & Ribs (Fairmont, WV)
38. Taste of Texas Bar-B-Q (Spencerport, NY)
39. Danny's Little Taste of Texas (South Windsor, CT)
40. Taste of Texas BBQ (McCook, NE)
41. Lockhart's BBQ (Royal Oak, MI)
42. Big John's Texas BBQ (Flagstaff, AZ)
43. Big Star Texas Barbeque (Flagstaff, AZ)
44. Big Mouth BBQ (Great Falls, MT)
45. Bull Durham’s Texas BBQ and Steakhouse (West Chester, PA)
46. Texas Ribs and BBQ (Clinton, MD)
47. The Silver Spur Texas Smokehouse BBQ (Elm Grove, WI)
48. Elmer's Authentic Texas BBQ (Battle Lake, MN)
49. Doc's Texas BBQ & Burgers (Sonora, CA)
50. Dixie's Smokehouse Texas BBQ & Rotisserie (Kings Park, NY)
51. Bob's BBQ & Mexican Grill (Pattaya, Thailand)
52. Bob's Texas BBQ (Boise, ID)
53. Hickory River Smokehouse (6 locations in OH & IL)
54. Texas Tony's BBQ Shack (Naples, FL)
55. Roosters Texas Style BBQ & Steakhouse (Nashville, TN)
56. Lee's Texas Style Bar-B-Q (Detroit, MI)
57. Texas Smokehouse Bar-B-Q (Woodinville, WA) - RIP
58. Austin BBQ (Wheaton, IL)
59. Alamo BBQ (Richmond, VA)
60. Austin's BBQ (Mountain View, CA)
61. 4C BBQ (Ponce De Leon, FL)
62. Rotuno's Texas Style Barbeque (Elyria, OH)
63. Smoke City Market (Sherman Oaks, CA)
64. The Ranger Texas Barbecue (Manhattan)
65. 4Rivers Smokehouse (2 FL locations)
66. Podnah's Pit Barbecue (Portland, OR)
67. Taste of Texas BBQ (Keystone, NE)
68. Bubba's Barbecue (Jakarta, Indonesia)
69. Molly's Smokehouse Texas BBQ (Wahiawa, HI)
70. Smokin' J's BBQ - Real Texas Barbeque (Gulfport, FL)
71. Texas BBQ & Steaks (Nha Trang, Vietnam)
72. Texas BBQ (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
73. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer (Las Vegas, NV) - RIP
74. Red River BBQ (Melbourne, Australia)
75. Triple A Bar (Toronto, Canada)
76. Texas Bar-B-Q (Puebla, Mexico)
77. Bubba's Texas BBQ (Philadelphia)
78. Tex's World Famous Bar-B-Q (Nashville, TN)
79. Gilley's BBQ (Las Vegas)
80. Texas Pit BBQ (St. Thomas, VI)
81. Texas Best BBQ (Valley Village, CA)
82. Selma's Texas Barbeque (Moon Township, PA)
83. Texas BBQ House (Phoenix)
84: Bludso's BBQ (Compton, CA)
85. Wayne's BBQ Shack (Superior, CO)
86. Little Miss BBQ (Phoenix, AZ)
87. Wise Barbecue Company (Los Angeles)
88. Hickory River Smokehouse (multiple locations in OH & IL)
89. Jim's Pit Bar-B-Q (Reddick, FL)
90. Burnt to a Crisp Texas Smokehouse (Los Angeles)
91. Smoke Ring (Rome, Italy) 
92. Texas BBQ Grill (Chehalis, WA)
93. Texas Joe's (London, England)
94. Texas Stockyards BBQ (Lady Lake, FL)
95. Bubba's Texas Style Bar-B-Que & Saloon (Shanghai, China)
96. Hill Country Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)
97. Hill Country Barbecue (Washington, DC)
98. Double J Texas BBQ (Havelock, NC)
99. Bar-B-Q Shack (Brighton, England)
100. White Smoke - A Texas Smokehouse (Tokyo)
101. Kim's Texas BBQ (San Diego, CA)
102. Swingin' Door Texas BBQ (North Hollywood, CA)
103. Brick's Barbeque (Sarasota, FL)
104. Texas Hold'em BBQ (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
105. Texas Ribs (multiple locations in Mexico)
106. The Beast (Paris, France)
107. Texas BBQ (Tel Aviv, Israel)
108. Horse Thief BBQ (Los Angeles)
109. BBQ Rush (Tucson, AZ)
110. Allison's Texas BBQ (Mesa, AZ)
111. The Proper Pig BBQ (Cleveland, OH)
112. The Beach Pit (St. George Island, FL)
113. Rangers Texas BBQ (Sydney, Australia)
114. Taste of Texas BBQ (Waitara, Australia)
115. Marley's Central Texas BBQ (Albuquerque, NM) 
116. Round Up Texas Smoked BBQ (Cold Spring, NY)
117. Texas Pit BBQ (Cloudcroft, NN)
118. Joe's Texan BBQ (Currumbin, Australia)
119. The Calhoun Family's Texas Barbeque (Murrieta, CA)
120. Rio Grande Texas Barbecue (Balgowlah, Australia) 
121. The Texan Bar-B-Q & Chili House (Algonquin, IL)

122. Bob's Omahoma Barbeque (Wooster, OH)
123. Gary Ray's Texas BBQ (Tucson, AZ)
124. Texas Barbecue Cafe (Stabekk, Norway)
125. Morgan's Brooklyn Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)
126. All Friends Smokehouse (Westport, MA)
127. Firehouse on the Run Famous Texas BBQ (Black Forest, CO)
128. Texas Smoke Barbecue (Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
129. Jersey Shore BBQ (Belmar, NJ)
130. Smokehouse BBQ (Bali, Indonesia)
131. Andy's BBQ (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
132. Moonie's Texas Barbecue (Flowery Branch, GA)
133. Wabba Texas BBQ (Guadalajara, Mexico)
134. Frank's Texas BBQ (Bay Area, CA)
135. Bronco Belle Texas BBQ (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada)
136. City Butcher (Springfield, MO)
137. Kaiser's Real Texas Bar-B-Q (Salt Lake City, UT)
138. Jimbo's Texas BBQ (Chantilly, VA)
139. Rocco's Smokehouse Grill (Williamsburg, VA)
140. Howard's Meat Co. (London)
141. Mike's Smokehouse (Eau Claire, WI)
142. Windy City Pizza (San Mateo, CA)
143. Texas Jack's Barbecue (Arlington, VA)
144. Hoodoo Brown BBQ (Ridgefield, CT)
145. Bonehead's Texas BBQ (Lafayette, CA)
146. Texas Pit Bar-B-Que (Lake Forest, CA)
147. Texas BBQ Saloon (Tianjin, China)
148. Holy Smoke Texas Style BBQ (Bishop, CA)
149. Shaffer Farms Texas BBQ (Summertown, TN)
150. Texas Pit BBQ (Angier, NC)
151. Joe's Texas BBQ (Green Bay, WI)
152. Lonestar BBQ (Tioga, ND)
153. R&J Texas BBQ (Milbank, SD)
154. Texican's BBQ Pitt (Crestwood, KY)
155. Straight From Texas Bar-B-Que (Richmond, KY)
156. Double SS BBQ (Cambridge, WI)
157. Lone Star BBQ Catering & Event Center (St. Peter, MN)
158. Delicious Texas Pit BBQ (Portland, OR)
159. Jack's BBQ (Seattle, WA)
160. Texas Rotisserie & Grill (New York City)
161. Joe-Bear and Sons Texas BBQ (Macon, GA)
162. Haywood Smokehouse (Waynesville, NC)
163. Yardbird Smoked Meats (Keego Harbor, MI)
164. Matt's BBQ (Portland, OR)
165. Bob's Bar-B-Q Pit (Tacoma, WA)
166. Holy Smokes (Jakarta, Indonesia)
167. Texas Pete's Authentic Southern BBQ (Hamilton, New Zealand)
168. Cou-Yons Texas BBQ (Baton Rouge, LA)
169. Hickory Sticks BBQ (Plantation, FL)
170. Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q (Indianapolis, IN)
171. Freeman's Texas B.B.Q. Co. (Carlisle, PA)
172. Charlie B's Texas Bar-B-Que (Pennsylvania)
173. Texas Outlaw BBQ (Elizabethtown, KY)
174. Botto Barbecue (Portland, OR)
175. ZZQ Central Texas Style Barbeque (Richmond, VA)
176. Smoke Barbecue (Sheffield & Leeds, England)
177. Pappy's Texas Barbeque (Kendal, England)
178. Blues Bar-B-Q (Paris, France)
179. The Double Barrel Smokehouse (Lincoln, CA)
180. More Than Q (Stockton, NJ)
181. Big B's Texas BBQ (Henderson, NV)
182. Slick's Que Co. (Sisters, OR)
183. Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse (multiple UK locations)
184. Bodenes Texas BBQ Diner (Lisburn, UK)
185. Grand Ole BBQ (San Diego, CA)
186. Dolen's Real Texas BBQ (Zanesville, OH)
187. Jimmy Jo's BBQ (multiple IL locations)
188. Rocksmoke (Jakarta, Indonesia)
189. BA Texas BBQ (Sandy, UT)
190. LuLu's BBQ (Louisville, CO)
191. Traveling Texas BBQ (Meredith, NH)
192. Jays Barbecue (Tucson, AZ)
193. Home Plate BBQ (Beijing, China)
194. San Antone by Bludso's (Melbourne, Australia)
195. Farmer's BBQ (Cheonan, South Korea)
196. Big John's Texas BBQ (Bradenton, FL)
197. Texas Tribute BBQ (Stockholm, Sweden)
198. Brisket Southern BBQ & Bar (Zurich, Switzerland) 
199. Big Texan BBQ (Honolulu, HI)
200. Bigg Dane and Beale's Texas BBQ (Fontana, CA)
201. Texas BBQ (Slupno, Poland)
202. Meme's Texas BBQ Smokehouse (Whittier, CA)
203. Terrel's Texas BBQ (Portland, OR)
204. Big Tiny's BBQ (Mooresville, NC)

205. Dixie's (Vancouver, BC)
206. JF Texas BBQ (Martinsburg, WV)
207. Lost Texan BBQ (Pleasant View, UT)
208. Percy Street Barbecue (Philadelphia, PA)
209. Billy's Texas BBQ (Boston, MA)
210. Serious Texas Barbeque (Farmington, NM)
211. Mad Jack's BBQ Shack (Cloudcroft, NM)
212. Paris Texas (Paris, France)
213. J&J Bar-B-Que (Toronto, Canada)
214. Cherry Street Bar-B-Que (Toronto, Canada)
215. Adamson Barbecue (Toronto, Canada)
216. Taste of Texas BBQ (The Front Range, CO)
217. No Barbecue (Whaleyville, MD)
218. Texas 202 Barbeque (Brandywine, MD)
219. Shonan Bar-B-Q (Chigasaki, Japan)
220. Post Oak Barbecue (Sacramento, CA)
221. The Roundhouse (Hong Kong)
222. Jethro's Genuine Texas Barbeque (Taos, New Mexico) 
223. Caldwell County BBQ (Gilbert, AZ)
224. The Oak Texas BBQ & Catering (Nashville, TN)
225. 2 Brothers Bar-B-Que & Catering (Yuba City, CA) 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Event Announcement: 11th Annual Riscky's BBQ Rib-Eating Contest

Press release: 

RISCKY’S BBQ RIB-EATING CONTEST TO BE HELD FOR 11TH YEAR IN
FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS ON JULY 22, 2017
Iconic rib-eating contest is part of the National Day of the American Cowboy festivities 

WHAT: Riscky’s Barbeque is hosting its 11th annual rib-eating contest on July 22, in tandem with celebratory events hosted by the Fort Worth Stockyards and Stockyards Station in honor of the National Day of the American Cowboy.

WHO: Riscky’s Barbeque, a Fort Worth BBQ legend for the past 90 years, along with Stockyards Station, will challenge 20 barbeque enthusiasts to eat as many Riscky’s beef ribs as possible in 60 seconds. The top qualifiers will then go head-to-head for a grand prize valued at $500, a second place prize valued at $250, and a third place prize valued at $100.

WHY: Voted the “Best Cowboy Tribute Event” in the U.S. by American Cowboy Magazine, Fort Worth’s National Day of the American Cowboy celebration has become a can’t-miss tradition in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Every year, the event welcomes more than 10,000 attendees to celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy, with family-friendly activities taking place all day including the Stockyards Gunfighter Experience, the Cowboy Celebration Parade, Cowtown Cattle Pen Maze, Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show, and much more.

WHEN: Saturday, July 22
  • National Day of the American Cowboy parade: 11:45 a.m. 
  • Riscky’s BBQ rib-eating contest: 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Riscky’s BBQ
    Fort Worth Stockyards Station – in front of the Exchange Building
    140 East Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164

ABOUT RISCKY’S
Riscky’s was founded in 1927 by Polish immigrants Mary and Joe Riscky who opened its first location – Riscky’s Grocery & Market – on Azle Avenue on the north side of Fort Worth, Texas.  This original location is still open and operating today after four generations of Riscky family ownership.
 
Over the past 90 years, Riscky’s has expanded and evolved into three full-service Riscky’s Barbeque restaurants, three quick-casual Riscky’s BBQ & Deli restaurants, the fine dining Riscky’s Steakhouse, Trailboss Burgers in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, a full-service catering department, and a retail sales division. 

Riscky’s is open Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, call (817) 624-8662 or visit Riscky’s online at www.Risckys.comwww.Facebook.com/Risckys, or www.Twitter.com/RisckysBBQ.



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pork potato at Big Ern's BBQ (Las Vegas, NV)

I had lunch Sunday in Las Vegas at Big Ern's BBQ, located at the Downtown Container Park. Loaded, pulled-pork baked potato, with a side of BBQ chili.








Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pork breakfast at The Loveless Cafe (Nashville, TX)

Couple of weeks ago, I paid my first visit to The Loveless Cafe (Nashville, TX). Biscuits and lots of pulled pork, with fried eggs, cornbread, grits, and iced tea.












Sunday, June 4, 2017

Edgar Black has passed away.

I learned today that Edgar Black, the patriarch of Black's Barbecue, passed away Friday, at home and surrounded by his family. Black's announced his death via Twitter/Instagram a little while ago. I was fortunate to have met Mr. Black, and I send my sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Pork ribs at my parents'

Also at my parents' house: baby back pork ribs, with dad's homemade BBQ sauce: