Friday, November 30, 2012

TODAY: Pop-up restaurant in Tamale House East (Austin), featuring brisket & pork belly!

By popular demand, The Scrumptious Chef is back at it with his 6th pop-up event since this summer. Today at 5PM, the menu at Tamale House East (1707 E. 6th St.) will feature BRISKET & PORK BELLY!!! Menu prices range from $5 to $20 for meat, vegetable, & starch. East End Wine's Sam Hovland wrote the wine menu, and, from what I understand, you can snag some tasty wine at some tasty prices. Good work, Scrumptious Chef! The full menu is...

Brisket, Post Oak, Salt, Pepper
Crispy Pork Belly with Momofuku Tare
Creamy Polenta, Green Onions
Sweet Corn, Green Chiles
Russell's Sprouts, Basil, Lemon, Chile
Cabbage, Sesame, Umami
Chile Con Queso, Totopos
Shrimp Poached In Tomato Broth,Totopos
Hickory Smoked Chicken Posole
Mrs. Johnson's Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding
Banh Mi Kong, Confituras Butter 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Top 3 BBQ joints in DFW?

I always enjoy reading or hearing what others think of this BBQ place or that BBQ place, what joints one feels are tops in a town. To that end, I'm curious what y'all think are the top 3 BBQ joints in the DFW area. Obviously, I could separate the D from the FW, and I could ask for more than 3, but I thought I would put you to the test a tad more. So, in the DFW metropolitan area, what are your top 3 BBQ joints?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First meal at Bone Daddy's House of Smoke (Austin, TX)

Last night, I paid my first visit to Bone Daddy's House of Smoke. The Austin location is 1 of 5 in the state. The other 4 are in the DFW area. On my plates: quarter chicken, pulled pork, mashed potatoes, side salad, & roll. (Attn, sauce haters: Sauce was already on the pork and turkey, when it arrived.)

Monday, November 26, 2012

What's your best BBQ find?

It's happened to all of us. Driving down the road, and you pass a BBQ joint you've never heard of. Likely nondescript or run-down looking, you bust a U-turn and stop in for a meal. Lo and behold, it's awesome. (Granted, this scenario often ends with regret that you stopped in, b/c the meal was less than awesome.) For me, it was Mills County BBQ Company (RIP) in tiny Goldthwaite, TX; and, yes, there was a U-turn involved. I love these "finds." Places you've never seen, never even heard of. Places where hype or buzz or reputation weren't the reason you stopped in. What was yours? What's the best BBQ joint that, when you stopped in, you'd never heard of?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 77

77. Bubba's Texas BBQ (Philadelphia, PA) - "Texas Style BBQ Restaurant & Bar where the food is smoked to PERFECTION!"

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)
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)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Which Texas BBQ joint would you choose to cater your Thanksgiving meal?

Which Texas BBQ joint would you choose to cater your Thanksgiving meal? To make it easier, assume money is no object. If it were free, which joint would you invite over to cater your Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

All-Star Sauces on Thrillist Nation!

We're honored to have our All-Star Sauces program featured today on Thrillist Nation! Thrillist has built a fantastic following in all of its markets (including Austin), and we are so appreciative of today's coverage. Thanks, Thrillist!

Monday, November 19, 2012

1st round of Gettin' Sauced! pics

The 1st of many rounds of pictures from this year's Gettin' Sauced!