Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pics from first meeting of Austin Barbecue Society

Yesterday's post was about the first meeting of the Austin Barbecue Society. Today, my pictures from the event. Great atmosphere. Great food. Great people. Honored to be a part of it.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

First meeting of the Austin Barbecue Society!

Monday night, I had the privilege of attending the first-ever gathering of the Austin Barbecue Society, organized & hosted by my buddy Matt Gross, who runs the blog Brisket Man. The 3-course dinner was prepared by Evan LeRoy, pitmaster of Freedmen's Bar, and the dessert was prepared by John Lewis, pitmaster of la Barbecue. It was a pleasure to sit and dine and chat with others who are passionate about Texas BBQ. Check out Matt's writeup. I'll post my pics soon!

Friday, June 28, 2013

August 10 Texas Q Tours Trip!!!

With great pleasure, I announce our next public Texas Q Tours trip! The date of the trip is Saturday, August 10, 2013. One of the exciting things about this trip is that each of the stops will be a first for our public tours. So, this trip is 100% new for us! As Pat Green sings, we're headed "Southbound 35" to San Marcos and San Antonio. Three BBQ joints, a craft brewery/distillery, & the home of Texas' top 2 tourist attractions! Here's the itinerary (subject to change):

Hays County Bar-B-Que (San Marcos, TX)
Smoke Shack (San Antonio, TX)
Downtown San Antonio - Free time to check out to stroll around The Alamo, sip cold drinks while you people watch on The River Walk, and/or relax in a rocking chair in the peaceful courtyard of the Menger Hotel.
Tour/tasting at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Two Bros. BBQ Market 

The all-inclusive cost per seat is $125. Seats are sold FC/FS. No refunds, but seats are transferable (If you are unable to attend, you will have a $125 credit for a future trip.). We will depart from Austin around 9:30 AM and return around 8/8:30 PM. To purchase, click the PayPal button below:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's your favorite BBQ cookbook?

From time to time, publishers send me cookbooks they're promoting. Almost always, they are grilling cookbooks. But I'm interested in hearing if you have a favorite cookbook on what we consider "BBQ" - of course I, mean smoking or open-pit cooking, not grilling. So, anyone want to recommend to all of us such a cookbook? On the other hand, if you disagree with me and view BBQ as grilling meats, then let me know what your favorite grilling cookbook is.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Pulled-pork sandwich from Buc-ee's (New Braunfels, TX)

Last week, I had BBQ from Buc-ee's for the first time. Pressed for time, I stopped in (I-35, Exit 191) & picked up a pulled-pork sandwich to go. I couldn't decide between pulled pork & chopped beef. Asked if they would do half & half. Nope. So, I asked which the server preferred. Pulled pork. Ordered it but asked if I could get it without sauce already mixed in. Nope. So, I left with a pulled-pork sandwich (sauce already mixed in), with pickles & onions.