Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tonight, I board a plane to London, England! I've only been to England once, and it was in the summer of 1998, so I'm really excited about going back. I'll be attending the annual world awards dinner of Chowzter (the fantastic food app for which I am the Chief Chowzter for Austin and San Antonio). Chowzter has some really neat food events planned for us, and I will, of course, take loads of pics. I'll have some free time each day, so if you have any recommendations for me, please let me know. See you soon, merry ol' England!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
With word that Cooper's is planning to open for business in Austin, I reached out to the folks at Cooper's with some questions about the move. Below is our Q&A (Their answers are underlined.). Thanks, Cooper's, for taking the time to answer our questions!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
On the road today for a public Texas Q Tours trip. On the schedule: 3 BBQ joints & 1 craft brewery. You will find us at Nutter Buster BBQ & Comfort, Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ, Micklethwait Craft Meats, and Hops & Grain Brewing.. Follow along via Twitter. We'll tweet from @ManUpTexasBBQ & @TexasQTours. If you'd like to join a future tour, we have public tours scheduled for May 31 and June 28. And, as always, if you want a customized, guided tour for yourself, your family, your friends, you coworkers, etc., email me for availability & pricing.
Friday, April 18, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking 13 British Columbians around town for a 3-day, private Texas Q Tours trip. The first stop of the trip was la Barbecue. On the table: brisket, turkey, house-made sausage, pulled pork, beef ribs, beans, & potato salad:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
This isn't a pizza blog, but if you know me, you know I love pizza. Like could-eat-it-every-day love it. Last weekend, I paid my first visit to Pieous, an Austin pizza joint out Highway 290 toward Dripping Springs. Pieous is in the building that used to house Cartwright's Bar-B-Q, and they have the smoker that Cartwright's left behind. They use the smoker to smoke pastrami and Italian sausage. I had pizza (smoked Italian sausage, pepperoni, & spicy onions) and a Caesar salad, but I also got a sample of the smoked pastrami. When I go back, I'm going to order the pastrami sandwich, which is served with yellow mustard on house-made sourdough bread.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The entry form for our 5th Annual Gettin' Sauced! contest & festival is now available! CLICK HERE! The form is for entries in the Bottled Contest and the People's Choice Contest. You can enter either or both. What's the difference?
The Bottled Contest is for sauces sent in & judged prior to the festival. Festival attendance is not required. So, if you don't plan to attend the event but would like to enter sauce(s), the Bottled Contest is for you. There are 8 categories in the Bottled Contest. Each sauce entered can be entered in just one category.
The People's Choice Contest is for sauces served from booths at the festival. Thus, festival attendance is required. The sauces entered in the People's Choice Contest will, you guessed it, be judged by the festival attendees. There are no separate categories within this contest, so all sauces served from booths will be judged against one another.
Complete details are in the entry form, as is our contact information. We'd love to have your sauce(s) in the competition, so don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Hat tip to our friend RL Reeves, Jr., for posting that Railroad Bar-B-Que is closing 2 of its 3 locations. Easter Sunday will be the last day for business at their Manchaca and Kyle locations. The Dripping Springs location will remain open, as will their catering operation.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Our friend and faithful blog reader Joe Wagner informed us that Buster's BBQ (Lakeway, TX) closed its doors back in January. We are always sad to see BBQ businesses shut down. Best wishes to all of the folks from Buster's.