Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rise & shine. Tour day!

Up & at 'em! It's tour day! Six stops on today's private tour: 3 BBQ joints & 3 drink stops. Twitter updates throughout the day via @ManUpTexasBBQ & @TexasQTours. As always, if you want a private, customized tour, contact us for availability & pricing. 


Friday, June 24, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 180

180. More Than Q (Stockton, New Jersey) - "Traditional wood smoked Texas style BBQ"

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)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Event Announcement: 10th Annual Riscky's BBQ Rib-Eating Contest

A press release I received:

10TH ANNUAL RISCKY’S BBQ RIB-EATING CONTEST COMING TO FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS ON JULY 23, 2016
Iconic rib-eating contest is part of day-long celebration in honor of the National Day of the American Cowboy

WHAT: Riscky’s Barbeque is hosting its 10th annual rib eating contest on July 23, coinciding 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 since 1927, along with Stockyards Station, will challenge 20 barbeque enthusiasts to eat as many Riscky’s beef ribs as possible in 20 minutes. The top two qualifiers will then go head-to-head for the grand prize valued at $500.

WHY: The National Day of the American Cowboy event in Fort Worth was voted the “Best Cowboy Tribute Event” in the U.S. by American Cowboy Magazine and has become an annual staple in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The event provides more than 10,000 attendees with the opportunity to celebrate the history and heritage of the American Cowboy, with family-friendly activities taking place all day including the World Championship Hay Stacking Contest, the Cowboy Celebration Parade, cow milking, watermelon eating, seed-spitting, cow chip throwing, tip-to-tip guessing and much more.

WHEN: Saturday, July 23
  • Riscky’s BBQ Rib Eating Contest: 2:30 p.m.
  • National Day of the American Cowboy celebration: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
WHERE: 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 89 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, orwww.Twitter.com/RisckysBBQ.



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

GS door prize: Private tour for 4 at Real Ale Brewing Company!

We are excited to let you know that Real Ale Brewing Company has donated a fantastic door prize for this year's 6th annual Gettin' Sauced! festival: a private brewery tour (complete with beer) for 4 people! Sincere thanks to the folks at Real Ale for the donation, and congrats to them on their 20-year anniversary!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Tour stoppin' at Micklethwait

First stop of a Texas Q Tours trip back in March was Micklethwait Craft Meats (Austin, TX). On the table: brisket, sausage, pork ribs, pulled pork, campfire chili beans, beans, lemon poppy cole slaw, jalapeño-cheese grits, pickles, onions, sauce, & bread.







Sunday, June 19, 2016

Brisket quesadillas from Mia's Tex Mex Restaurant

My wife and one of her friends had dinner from Mia's Tex Mex Restaurant in Dallas. As an appetizer, they shared brisket quesadillas. I don't normally post pics of Tex Mex, but I do when it's brisket.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Lunch at Stubb's

A couple of friends from out of state had lunch yesterday at Stubb's Bar-B-Q. Brisket, sausage, & turkey. Texted me pics.