Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
EVENT DETAILS: The Sunday Fair goes urban with its new location at the Mexican American Cultural Center in downtown Austin. Billed as an “Eclectic Urban Celebration of Food, Wine & Spirits,” local breweries, restaurants, and purveyors will throw the city’s biggest food party of the year at this pristine location along Austin’s Lady Bird Lake. Sunday Fair, Sunday, April 3, at the Mexican American Cultural Center. And new this year at Sunday Fair, the Ultimate Taco Showdown where five of Austin’s top taco purveyors will sample and sell their best tacos. A popular vote by attendees will determine Austin’s best taco! Voting will go on from 1 – 3:45 pm and winner will be announced at 4 pm in the Chef demo tent. To purchase tickets, go online at texaswineandfood.org.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
More Texas BBQ Wannabes
Another Question of the Day
A reader tells us of his fondness for a certain Houston BBQ joint
Jennifer's pics from our latest trip to Snow's (Lexington)
Video interviews of champion pitmaster Chris Lilly - finally
Jacob recounts his first visit to the new Franklin Barbecue (Austin)
*This Saturday, Man Up heads to Buster's BBQ in Lakeway. If you want to join us, let me know.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
I handled the ordering, and the ladies handled wine pairings. Brad handled, well, eating and drinking. On the menu: brisket (half inside cut & half outside, pork ribs, turkey, sausage, half chicken, and bowls of beans, slaw, & potato salad (which, IMO, are best when mixed together). Plus a second order of ribs, which turned out to be much hotter than the first and, again IMO, the best item of the night. The ladies were fantastic company and patiently explained many Xs and Os of wine to this teetotaler. After 3 hours of 40 minutes at the table, the leftovers were boxed and the wine was gone, so we took a couple of pics of the pit and headed back to A-town.
Katie & Holly seemed to enjoy the food and the atmosphere and were happy to learn that TSL ships. They were gracious enough to invite us to be judges at the championship of Gnarly Head's Rippin' Ribs competition, to be held in October in Kansas City. Needless to say, we're looking forward to it.