Friday, October 31, 2014

BBQ Bumper Stickers

Truck in front of me yesterday had this bumper sticker:

I'd like to know what other BBQ bumper stickers are on the road. If you see one and/or have one, send us a pic!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Gettin' Sauced! Bottled Contest Overall Winner

Last week, I announced the category winners of this year's Gettin' Sauced! Bottled Contest:

Tomato (Mild) - BigDawg BBQ Sauce
Tomato (Spicy) - Snow's BBQ
Vinegar - Cowboy Joe's Pit & Grilling Sauce Spicy
Mustard - Lead Dog Savory 
Miscellaneous - Mann's Smokehouse White Sauce 

These 5 category winners went head-to-head, to determine the overall winner. Congratulations to Lead Dog Savory (North Pole, Alaska)!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 106

106. The Beast (Paris, France)

Hat tip to

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. Texas Pride Barbecue (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)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 Gettin' Sauced! People's Choice Contest Top 10

Thanks for your patience, as we have tallied all of the People's Choice Contest scorecards from our 5th Annual Gettin' Sauced! festival. Every sauce in the contest received multiple votes. The Top 10 are as follows:

  1. Louie Mueller Barbecue Pork 
  2. Louie Mueller Barbecue Sweet Jalapeño
  3. SLAB BBQ Backyard Red
  4. Black's Barbecue Original 
  5. Louie Mueller Barbecue Sweet Mustard
  6. Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que Sauce
  7. Schmidt Family Barbecue Sauce
  8. Cowboy's Joe's BBQ Pit & Grilling Sauce Original 
  9. PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse Peach Habanero 
  10. Cowboy's Joe's BBQ Pit & Grilling Sauce Spicy

Monday, October 27, 2014


Saw a link last night to another Top 10 list for Texas BBQ joints. This one is courtesy of the site I Am A Texan. Without further ado, here is their list of the Top 10 BBQ joints in Texas.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lockhart Smokehouse Gameday Giveaway: Week 8

As always, when the Cowboys play, 2 links of sausage from Lockhart Smokehouse are up for grabs! This week's giveaway matchup is Washington at Dallas (tomorrow, 7:30 PM Central). To enter the giveaway, 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! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PIzzitola's BBQ Gameday Giveaway: Week 8

As always, when the Texans play, a whole slab of pork ribs from Pizzitola's BBQ is up for grabs! This week's giveaway matchup is Houston at Tennessee (tomorrow, noon Central). To enter the giveaway, 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, October 24, 2014

Gameday Giveaway: Texas Tech-TCU

This weekend's college Gameday Giveaway matchup is a battle of Texas teams: Texas Tech at TCU (tomorrow, 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 a gift basket (seasonings, t-shirt, kookie, etc.) from Johnny's Steaks & Bar-Be-Que (Salado, TX)! You can enter your prediction via comment below this post, via email, or you can tweet it to @ManUpTexasBBQ or via Facebook

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 Gettin' Sauced! Bottled Contest Category Winners

We're pleased to announce the category winners of this year's Gettin' Sauced! Bottled Contest (Next week, we will announce the overall winner of the Bottled Contest, as well as the winner of the People's Choice Contest.):

Tomato (Mild) - BigDawg BBQ Sauce
Tomato (Spicy) - Snow's BBQ
Vinegar - Cowboy Joe's Pit & Grilling Sauce Spicy
Mustard - Lead Dog Savory 
Miscellaneous - Mann's Smokehouse White Sauce 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10 pounds from Rudy's

Last Thursday night, I picked up about 10 pounds of BBQ from Rudy's (Austin, TX) for a gathering of 20 or so. Got all 3 cuts of brisket, 2 kinds of sausage, & some smoked turkey.