Thursday, September 18, 2014

Texas Irons is sponsoring Gettin' Sauced!

We're excited to announce Texas Irons is the latest sponsor of our 5th annual Gettin' Sauced! Texas Irons makes unique gifts for outdoor cooking/grilling, including their popular personalized branding irons. Speaking of which, Texas Irons has donated 3 branding irons, customized with our Gettin' Sauced! logo, for door prizes. In addition, each of the winners of this year's Gettin' Sauced! Bottled Contest and the winner of the People's Choice Contest will take home a Texas Irons gift set (including the aforementioned GS branding iron)! Texas Irons will have a booth at this year's festival, so make plans to stop by and learn all about them. In the meantime, check them out on Facebook & Twitter!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BBQ-joint smoker for sale

Received an email from Bill Dumas, the man behind Smokey Denmark's food truck. He's parting ways with one of his smokers. So, if you're in the market, here's the info:

"I had her custom made for me by David Klose and his shop, in Houston, about a year ago (Sept. 2013)--she was custom made according to my specs. Her firebox is 1/2" steel, she has 4 row pull out racks, a full size log rack, a 2" brass ball valve (for clean out), etc, etc.. Business has gotten BIG and I need a LARGER rig. If you or anyone you know may want a great rig for competition, business or personal use, this IS the rig to get, as Klose rigs are 2nd to none! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The rest from SLAB

Rest of the pics from my 1st visit to SLAB BBQ (Austin, TX):

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mad Jack's BBQ Shack leaving Lockhart

Just read that Mad Jack's BBQ Shack has decided to leave Lockhart, in response to City of Lockhart regulations. The owner says he will continue the business but just not in Lockhart. Read all about it here. Where should the joint set up shop next?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival today!

As I'm sure most of you know, the 5th annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival is today! If you're one of the lucky ones who has a ticket, I'd love to know which BBQ joint(s) you're most looking forward to trying. Which one or two or three are at the top of your hit list?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pizzitola's BBQ Gameday Giveaway: Week 2

This week's Pizzitola's BBQ Gameday Giveaway matchup is Houston at Oakland, 3:25 PM Central. The closest prediction wins a slab of pork ribs from Pizzitola's BBQTo be eligible to win, I need the following: (1) winner, (2) final score, & (2) total combined yards. You can submit your prediction as a comment below this post, via Facebook, via Twitter, or via email. Your prediction must be received by kickoff, so get on it!

Lockhart Smokehouse Gameday Giveaway: Week 2

This week's Cowboys Gameday Giveaway matchup is: Dallas at Tennessee (Sunday, noon Central). The closest prediction wins 2 links of sausage from Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas, TX)! To enter the contest, 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, September 12, 2014

Gameday Giveaway: UCLA-Texas

The game for this weekend's college Gameday Giveaway is tomorrow's UCLA-Texas (7:00 PM Central, Arlington, TX). This week's prize is a large t-shirt from Hays County Bar-B-Que (San Marcos, TX). To enter your prediction (winner, final score, & total yards - total yards is in case of a tie), submit it by kickoff. Any prediction submitted after kickoff will not be accepted. You can enter your prediction (winner & final score) via comment below this post, via email, or you can tweet it to @ManUpTexasBBQ or via Facebook

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Curly's Carolina, TX (Round Rock, TX) is closing.

I'm sorry to report Curly's Carolina, TX is shutting down. Sunday is its last day. I hate to see any BBQ joint close, especially when it's run by such a great person. I wish Jay and all of the Curly's family nothing but success in the future.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

First visit to SLAB BBQ (Austin, TX)

A couple of weeks ago, Brad and I had a long-overdue lunch with our friend and Statesman food writer Addie Broyles. We dined at SLAB BBQ, and it was the first visit there for each of us. Sliders, The Tony Montana, pork ribs, The Country Hash, green-bean casserole, and twice-baked potatoes.