Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, Texas BBQ folks!

To all proprietors of Texas BBQ: Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you, pitmasters, cooks, managers, waitstaffs. Thank you, for planning, prepping, smoking, cooking, cutting, serving, & cleaning up after the rest of us. We appreciate all you do to give the rest of us something to eat, take pictures of, and talk about. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving day. Hopefully, you're off today, enjoying yourself, your family, & your friends.

To everyone: If you send me pictures of what you're smoking in the backyard today (Meat, people!), I'll add them to my Backyard BBQ collection. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gameday Giveaway: TCU-Texas

This week's college Gameday Giveaway matchup is TCU at Texas (tomorrow, 6:30 PM Central). To be counted, your prediction must include winner, final score, & total yards (total yards is in case of a tie). Any prediction submitted after kickoff will not be accepted. This week's prize is a $25 gift card from Mann's Smokehouse! You can enter your prediction via comment below this post, via email, or you can tweet it to @ManUpTexasBBQ or submit via Facebook

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Which Texas BBQ joint smokes turkey best?

Two days until Thanksgiving Day! I'm a huge smoked-turkey fan. Don't like roasted turkey at all, but I loved the smoked variety found at many Texas BBQ joints. If you could have one Texas BBQ joint provide the turkey for your Thanksgiving Day spread, which joint would you choose?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stop 3 with the Aussies

The 3rd stop on the Aussies' grazing tour of Central Texas BBQ was Black's Barbecue (Lockhart, TX). They toured the kitchen and pit and spent time with pitmaster Kent Black. But first, brisket, sausage, pork ribs, and several sides. I was impressed they were able to continue eating their 3rd meal in such a short amount of time. They came to play!











Sunday, November 23, 2014

QOTD: Biggest rise-or-fall BBQ joint?

If you're like I am, there are some Texas BBQ joints you like much more or much less now than when you first ate there. Sometimes, our initial impressions don't turn out to be staying ones. So, which Texas BBQ joint is the one with the biggest rise or fall in your valuation since your first visit?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lockhart Smokehouse Gameday Giveaway: Week 12

As always, when the Cowboys play, 2 links of sausage from Lockhart Smokehouse are up for grabs! This week's giveaway matchup is Dallas at New York [Giants] (tomorrow, 7:30 PM Central). To enter the giveaway, submit your prediction (winner, score, total yards) via blog comment, FacebookTwitter, or email. You have until kickoff to submit your entry, so don't wait! 

Pizzitola's BBQ Gameday Giveaway: Week 12

As always, when the Texans play, a whole slab of pork ribs from Pizzitola's BBQ is up for grabs! This week's giveaway matchup is Cincinnati at Houston (tomorrow, noon Central). To enter the giveaway, submit your prediction (winner, score, total yards) via blog comment, FacebookTwitter, or email. You have until kickoff to submit your entry, so don't wait! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Gameday Giveaway: Oklahoma State-Baylor

This weekend's college Gameday Giveaway matchup is Oklahoma State at Baylor (tomorrow, 6:30 PM Central). To be counted, your prediction must include winner, final score, & total yards (total yards is in case of a tie). Any prediction submitted after kickoff will not be accepted. This week's prize is a Pitmaster Combo (4 bottles of sauce & 1 bottle of rub), courtesy of the new Austin location of Black's Barbecue! You can enter your prediction via comment below this post, via email, or you can tweet it to @ManUpTexasBBQ or submit via Facebook

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The rest from Hays County

The rest of the pics from the Hays County Bar-B-Q (San Marcos, TX) stop of my tour with Smokin' Barry's. These pics are out back of the restaurant. In addition to the smokers, lots of seating (including covered seating), a stage for live music, washers, a playground for the kids, and a bar for the non-kids.





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Another pork sandwich at Full Moon BBQ (Jasper, AL)

After an outside-chopped pork sandwich Friday night at Full Moon BBQ (Jasper, AL), I had another Sunday night, before flying back to Texas Monday.