Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Texans tweet about brisket

From KERA:

Researchers at the University of Arizona combed through 3.5 million tweets from October 2013 to May 2014 to map out the food people had on their mind the most. 
They sorted tweets by the state they were written in, and the verdict: Texans love brisket.
Of course, the study had a bigger purpose: researchers found that food language was a big predictor of each state’s obesity rate, diabetes rate, and political leanings. So states who tweeted more about Mexican or fried food were more likely to have a higher rate of diabetes than the national average, and more Republican states tended to have food-related tweets centered on work and home.
The researchers also found that people in Dallas (and the South in general) love lunch, and eating out on a porch.
Now eating brisket during lunch out on the porch? Sounds like heaven.
(H/T to The Washington Post.) 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lockhart Smokehouse Gameday Giveaway: Week 4

This week's Cowboys Gameday Giveaway matchup is: New Orleans at Dallas (tomorrow, 7:30 PM 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! 

Pizzitola's BBQ Gameday Giveaway: Week 4

This week's Pizzitola's BBQ Gameday Giveaway matchup is Buffalo at Houston (tomorrow, noon 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!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Gameday Giveaway: Arkansas-Texas A&M

This weekend's college Gameday Giveaway matchup is Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, which will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington tomorrow at 2:30 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. The closest prediction wins either a side of pork ribs or half of a brisket from Snow's BBQ (Lexington, TX)! You can enter your prediction via comment below this post, via email, or you can tweet it to @ManUpTexasBBQ or via Facebook. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Alamo Ice House BBQ & Brew has grand opening tomorrow in San Antonio.

Tomorrow, a new BBQ joint has its grand opening in San Antonio. Alamo Ice House BBQ & Brew is located at 802 N. Alamo St. Read about it here.

Kent Black's BBQ (San Marcos, TX) grand opening today

Today is the grand opening of Kent Black's BBQ (San Marcos, TX). The festivities kick off at 10:15 AM. If you happen to make it, send us some pics!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SLAB BBQ at Gettin' Sauced!

We're pleased to announce Austin's very own SLAB BBQ will have a booth at this year's 5th annual Gettin' Sauced! festival! SLAB is making a name for itself at its new brick-&-mortar spot in North Austin, and we are so honored they're taking part in our event. Be sure to stop by their booth & sample their fare. Until then, check them out on Facebook and Twitter!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What's the best BBQ joint in Caldwell County?

Continuing my look at the best BBQ joints in the counties adjacent to Travis County, today's focus is on Caldwell County. Home to Lockhart & Luling, Caldwell County is steeped in rich BBQ history. So many tourists flock to Lockhart & Luling for their world-famous smoked meat. CC is also home to Martindale, Niederwald, & a few other towns. So, of all the BBQ joints in Caldwell County, which is the best?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Smoke Shack's new digs on Broadway (San Antonio)

A couple of weeks ago, I paid my first visit to the new brick-&-mortar location of Smoke Shack. A while back, I took a tour group to their food truck, which is still open for business. We had a brisket grilled cheese, sliders (brisket & pulled pork), fries, corn, macaroni & cheese, and slaw.