Friday, May 30, 2014

Burnet Feed Store BBQ (Burnet, TX) closes its doors today.

After 5 years of business, Burnet Feed Store BBQ shuts down today. We wish the folks there the best. 

More from Valentina's (Austin, TX)

More meat pics from our April Texas Q Tours stop at Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ (Austin, TX):

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Franklin Barbecue to close June 23-July 7 for renovations

Franklin Barbecue (Austin, TX) is renovating and building a new smokehouse. To finish the job, they will be closed for a couple of weeks, starting June 23. They will reopen July 8. Here's a pic of the progress. For FB updates, here's their Twitter page.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

April tour stop at Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ (Austin, TX)

The 2nd stop of our April 19 Texas Q Tours public trip was Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ (Austin, TX). Our folks dined on sliced brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, homemade flour tortillas, and chips & queso:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What's the best BBQ joint without a long line? (reader-submitted QOTD)

Yesterday, a blog reader emailed me & proposed the following survey question: "Who has the best BBQ where you can just walk up to the counter and place your order at 11:30 AM, without waiting in a line longer than three people?" So, what do you think? Of the Texas BBQ joints where you are unlikely to find a line, which is your favorite?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Freedom to eat BBQ.

Watched an interview last night about Memorial Day. One of the folks interview commented we have the freedom to have backyard barbecues thanks to the men and women who served/serve our country. Hear, hear. BBQ is awesome. But people who serve and protect us are more awesome. So, Happy Memorial Day, and sincerest thanks to the brave, selfless men and women who have protected, protect, and/or will protect our country.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Kent Black's BBQ to open this summer in San Marcos

Kent Black, of Black's BBQ in Lockhart, is setting up shop this summer down the road in San Marcos. BBQ, cold beer, and live music are in store. For updates, check out their website and Twitter page.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Texas BBQ Wannabe: 104

104: Texas Hold'em BBQ (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) - "The dedicated grill masters at Texas Hold’em BBQ serve up a menu of roadhouse style flame kissed BBQ in a casual location"

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)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Yesterday's pork lunch at Kendall's B-B-Q (Georgiana, AL)

Yesterday's lunch at Kendall's B-B-Q, a BBQ shack next a gas station at Exit 114 on Interstate 65 South in Georgiana, Alabama: pork sandwich, baked beans, & iced tea at a picnic table. Great to be home.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Yesterday's pork lunch at Full Moon Bar-B-Que (Jasper, AL)

Yesterday's lunch at Full Moon Bar-B-Que (Jasper, AL): outside-chopped pork, squash casserole, macaroni & cheese, chow chow, pickles, sauce, and bun:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Black's BBQ (Lockhart, TX) to open in Austin this summer

In case you haven't heard, Black's BBQ (Lockhart) is set to open for business in Austin this summer. They will be located at 31st & Guadalupe, next to Hopfield's. Their plan is to smoke the meats in Lockhart and drive them to Austin. Our friend Megan over at Zagat Austin wrote a piece on it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

1st visit to Dixieland BBQ (San Antonio, TX)

Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending Burgers BBQ Beer, a great event at Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, organized by Culinaria. One of the many booths was Dixieland BBQ, a San Antonio BBQ truck I'd never heard of. I had a pork rib with sweet-potato souffle and a pulled-pork slider. Check out their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter, to find out where they're parked and serving.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Calling all small-town Texas BBQ joints!

This weekend, I spent some time in Hondo, TX, a town of almost 9,000, 42 miles west of San Antonio. It's the county seat of Medina County, with 1 of those restored courthouses dotting Texas I love. A railroad track runs through town. I noticed 2 BBQ I started thinking about the tiny towns around the state I've never heard of, with 1 or more BBQ joints I've never heard of. The big cities and some small towns get lots of recognition for their BBQ joints, but I'd love to highlight the small-town BBQ that so many Texans eat. If you will send me the name of a town with the name(s) of the BBQ joint(s) & a picture of each, I will post them on the blog. I've created a tag ("Small Town") for all of the posts, so we can easily view all of them. Help me learn more about the BBQ joints that cover Texas!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The rest from Nutter Buster (Manchaca, TX)

The rest from our 1st trip to Nutter Buster BBQ & Comfort (Manchaca, TX), including some pics from inside the trailer: