Thursday, December 8, 2016

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 217

217. No Barbecue (Whaleyville, Maryland) - "Central Texas Style Brisket and Eastern North Carolina Style Pork"

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)
181. Big B's Texas BBQ (Henderson, NV)
182. Slick's Que Co. (Sisters, OR)
183. Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse (multiple UK locations)
184. Bodenes Texas BBQ Diner (Lisburn, UK)
185. Grand Ole BBQ (San Diego, CA)
186. Dolen's Real Texas BBQ (Zanesville, OH)
187. Jimmy Jo's BBQ (multiple IL locations)
188. Rocksmoke (Jakarta, Indonesia)
189. BA Texas BBQ (Sandy, UT)
190. LuLu's BBQ (Louisville, CO)
191. Traveling Texas BBQ (Meredith, NH)
192. Jays Barbecue (Tucson, AZ)
193. Home Plate BBQ (Beijing, China)
194. San Antone by Bludso's (Melbourne, Australia)
195. Farmer's BBQ (Cheonan, South Korea)
196. Big John's Texas BBQ (Bradenton, FL)
197. Texas Tribute BBQ (Stockholm, Sweden)
198. Brisket Southern BBQ & Bar (Zurich, Switzerland) 
199. Big Texan BBQ (Honolulu, HI)
200. Bigg Dane and Beale's Texas BBQ (Fontana, CA)
201. Texas BBQ (Slupno, Poland)
202. Meme's Texas BBQ Smokehouse (Whittier, CA)
203. Terrel's Texas BBQ (Portland, OR)
204. Big Tiny's BBQ (Mooresville, NC)

205. Dixie's (Vancouver, BC)
206. JF Texas BBQ (Martinsburg, WV)
207. Lost Texan BBQ (Pleasant View, UT)
208. Percy Street Barbecue (Philadelphia, PA)
209. Billy's Texas BBQ (Boston, MA)
210. Serious Texas Barbeque (Farmington, NM)
211. Mad Jack's BBQ Shack (Cloudcroft, NM)
212. Paris Texas (Paris, France)
213. J&J Bar-B-Que (Toronto, Canada)
214. Cherry Street Bar-B-Que (Toronto, Canada)
215. Adamson Barbecue (Toronto, Canada)
216. Taste of Texas BBQ (The Front Range, CO)
217. No Barbecue (Whaleyville, MD)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Event Announcement: 5th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival

As always, I'm very delighted to share the press release for the annual Houston Barbecue Festival. Love the guys who put this on, and they just make it better and better every year. Good luck with this one!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7th, 2016


Media Contact:
Chris Reid
Michael Fulmer
832.454.6106
festival@houbbq.com

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twitter.com/houbbq
instagram.com/houbbq
www.facebook.com/HoustonBarbecueFestival
Photos for media use


MEDIA ALERT / CALENDAR LISTING

WHAT: The 5th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival will celebrate and recognize what is unique about Houston barbecue.
WHEN: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 1:00-4:00pm. VIP Admission at 12pm.

WHERE: NRG Park, Green Lot. Parking entrance on Lantern Point Drive.

COST: General Admission ($60) includes entry into the festival and unlimited sample portions from each participating Houston barbecue joint. VIP Admission ($120) includes entry into the festival one hour early (at noon) and unlimited sample portions from each participating Houston barbecue joint. A T-shirt and one (1) drink ticket are also included in VIP admission. To ensure a quality event for everyone involved, ticket sales are limited.


PRE-SALE discount tickets of $50 for General Admission and $100 for VIP are now available for a limited time.

All tickets sold in advance, online at https://houbbq2017.eventbrite.com.

No ticket sales at the door. Tickets for the four previous festivals sold out before the day of the event.

Beer and wine will be served for an additional cost. Live music will be provided.

About the Houston Barbecue Festival
Now in its fifth year, the Houston Barbecue Festival will continue to showcase the best that Houston barbecue has to offer to a growing and diverse audience of barbecue lovers.

This year's festival feature's who's who of Houston's best barbecue. Currently confirmed are: Blake’s BBQ, Blood Bros. BBQ, The Brisket House, Brooks’ Place BBQ, CorkScrew BBQ, El Burro & the Bull, Fainmous BBQ, Feges BBQ, Gatlin’s BBQ, Gerardo’s, Harlem Road Texas BBQ, Killen's Barbecue, Lenox Bar-B-Que, Louie Mueller Barbecue, Pappa Charlies Barbeque, Pinkerton's BBQ, Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue, Ray’s BBQ Shack, Roegels Barbecue Co., Southside Market & BBQ, Spring Creek Barbeque, Tejas Chocolate (and BBQ), and Tin Roof BBQ.

Additional participants, reflecting the fast-growing Houston barbecue market, will be announced in the coming weeks.

The fifth year of the festival will also reflect the international phenomenon that is Texas barbecue.

"We've seen international interest in the festival increase over the last five years," says J.C. Reid, co-founder and director. "Last year, we had guests from as far away as England, France and Germany. This year, we've already had inquiries from New Zealand and Australia."

"The value proposition for our festival is simple - Houston's best barbecue all in one place, at one time, for one price. For out-of-town guests, visiting all these great Houston and Texas barbecue restaurants individually would takes weeks to accomplish."


"Though our primary focus will always be on traditional Houston and Texas barbecue, we hope to continue to add examples of international flavors that Houston is known for," says Reid. 

Also new this year is the availability of gift cards for purchase. There's no better gift than Houston barbecue, and now barbecue fans can buy these gift cards that recipients can redeem for tickets to the festival.

"Houston barbecue fans are passionate, and they love nothing more than to share that passion with their friends and family," says Reid. "The gift cards allow them to spread the word of Houston barbecue far and wide."

More information about the gift cards can be found here:

https://houbbq.com/events/houbbq2017/gift-cards/purchase/

This year's premier partners represent two of Houston's most recognizable brands. Saint Arnold Brewing Company is Texas' oldest craft brewery and a long-time supporter of Houston barbecue. Pitt's & Spitt's has been building consumer and custom barbecue pits for Houstonians and international customers alike since 1983.

A note from our Charitable Partner
Founded in 1982, Vita-Living, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) social services charity that provides lifelong support programs for adults and children with disabilities like cerebral palsy and autism. We operate on the precept that every human being deserves an equal right to a decent life. 
 A portion of all ticket sales and sponsorships will be contributed to the important mission of Vita-Living, Inc. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"50 States of BBQ" (Travel Channel)

Travel Channel published its list of the best BBQ in each state. What do you think of the list?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Pinkerton's Barbecue to open this week in Houston

After a soft opening this past weekend, Pinkerton's Barbecue is slated for a December 10 opening. Pinkerton's is located at 1504 Airline Drive. Check them out on Facebook & Twitter.  


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Pizzitola's BBQ Gameday Giveaway: Week 13

Today at noon Central, the Houston Texans kick off on the road against the Green Bay Packers. As we do time the Texans play, we are giving away a slab of pork ribs, courtesy of Pizzitola's BBQ! There are 3 ways to enter the giveaway (no later than the end of the game): (1) leave a comment below the post, (2) tweet/retweet us, or (3) email us

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Grand opening of 2M Smokehouse today in San Antonio

Today's the grand opening of 2M Smokehouse, a new BBQ joint in San Antonio. (They are also the sponsor of today's Gameday Giveaway!). Check them out at 2731 S. W.W. White Road.


Friday, December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lockhart Smokehouse Gameday Giveaway: Week 13

Tonight at 7:25 PM Central, the Dallas Cowboys are on the road against the Minnesota Vikings. As we do each time the Cowboys play, we are giving away a $12 gift certificate to Lockhart Smokehouse! There are 3 ways to enter the giveaway (no later than the end of the game): (1) leave a comment below the post, (2) tweet/retweet us, or (3) email us

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Smoke a Thanksgiving turkey?

I'd love to know whether anyone smoked a turkey for Thanksgiving. As I might have stated before, I don't like roasted turkey (at all) but love smoked turkey. If you smoked a Thanksgiving turkey, I'd love to see pics.