Category Archives: Barbecue

Killen’s Barbecue Featured on Food Network’s Top 5 Restaurants

Food Network’s latest food ranking show is called ‘Top 5 Restaurants’, and each episode features a different cuisine from burgers to ice cream.  The second episode featured the top 5…

Ben & Jerry’s Texas-Inspired Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s are on tour sampling Texas-Inspired ice cream flavors and need your help   Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors are notorious for being witty, clever, and most…

Let’s Get Smoking: Beef Ribs

We’ve been bringing videos from all over Youtube that share other pitmasters, and backyard smokers on how they do their own smoking. This will showcase videos on how to smoke…

Let’s Get Smoking: Pork Ribs Edition

moking ribs is an easy way to get the flames of your pit going and jump right into smoking meat. They’re typically much cheaper than smokin’ a whole brisket, they’re…

Franklin BBQ Informs Customers of Line Policy on Social Media

Think Again Before Hiring Someone to Hold Your Place at Franklin BBQ The line at Franklin BBQ is so well-known around Austin,TX, it even has its own Twitter account! Turns out…

New York Restaurants Pitch in for Texas Flood Relief

The rains may have stopped, but the relief efforts are ongoing.  Thankfully, people from all over continue to pitch in with time and/or money to help with the relief efforts…

Aaron Franklin Shows Which Brisket Wrap Performs Best

Now in its second season, PBS’ BBQ w/ Franklin  isn’t entirely a ‘how-to’ anymore, but thankfully there are still some great pieces of information for him to unveil.  In the…

Donut Chain Threatens Houston BBQ Joint

Brooks’ Place owner being threatened by Dunkin Donuts   Trent Brooks, owner of Brooks’ Place in Cypress, Texas, has gone to social media to express recent frustrations over Dunkin Donuts….

Freedmen’s Bar Embraces History, Provides Upscale BBQ

ith the increased popularity of barbecue in Austin, all joints are not created equal. Walking into Freedmen’s Bar isn’t a typical barbecue ‘joint’ experience. For one, it’s really nice. The…

Weber Smokey Mountain Great for Smoker on a Budget

If you’re a fan of barbecue and itching to be a backyard pitmaster, I have a little bit of bad news.  A really good, professional-size smoker can cost thousands.  I…

Target, Weber Grills Feature Austin BBQ Joint

Target and Weber Grills partnered with Austin’s Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew to share some smoking tips for your upcoming backyard barbecue. Here’s pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick giving a quick rundown:…

Aaron Franklin wins James Beard Award

The line in front of Franklin BBQ may be getting a little longer. Aaron Franklin took home Best Chef-Southwest  honors at the 2015 James Beard Awards  ceremony held on May…