Category Archives: BBQ

2015 Crave Grill Guide and Reviews

by Steven Doyle

Grilling season is in full swing and it is time you thought about tossing out the old rusty model you have been clinging to for so many years. We have a little guidance in selecting a new model that will not only impress your neighbors, but ease you through many summers ahead. Unlike our pal Hank Hill, we prefer using real charcoal for a better tasting product. When using charcoal, we recommend natural lump charcoal and not briquettes which can be laced with undesirable ingredients. Lump charcoal burns hot, and with some brands your grill can reach over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Perfect for grilling steaks. You just can’t get this kind of heat out of briquettes. Plus there is very little waste cleanup with natural charcoal.          Continue reading

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Do Phony Restaurants Taste Better? (Contest)

by Steven Doyle

Time reminds us that restaurants have become ever more popular in television as in real life, so we decided to think of as many fake restaurants that we could come up with that have been featured on television or a movie.  For the older crowd maybe the first you can think of was when Aunt Bee pulled out $400 from savings to open Bee’s Restaurant on the Andy Griffith Show.  Or a few generations later perhaps Arnold’s Drive In run by the future Mr. Miyagi on Happy Days.

Whatever your age or proclivity for television, we can almost bet that there is a fake restaurant in the midst.  Are we right Jerry Seinfeld (Monk’s)? Continue reading

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Holiday Vignettes: Alice Lassaude

by Steven Doyle

Alice Laussade is a James Beard nominated food writer in Dallas, working for the Dallas Observer some times under the nom de plume Cheap Bastard. Her legendary wit and outrageous deadpan style has garnered her an enormous following. Alice also hosts the Annual Meat Fight which has become a cult event which raises money and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Today Alice shares memories of holidays past.   Continue reading

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Lockhart Has Beef Ribs Today

lockhartby Steven Doyle

After viewing this photo of today’s beef ribs at Lockhart, unless you are infirm or out of state, there is simply no decent reason not to join them for lunch today. I chewed half way through my USB cable lusting after this one.

 

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So You Think You Know Your BBQ Joints?

barbecueby Andrew Chalk

Which barbecue joint has this outside the front door?

 

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Katy Trail’s BBQ Business Is Growing At An Amazing Rate

DSC08467by Steven Doyle

One of the most underrated spots in Dallas for barbecue is at the Katy Trail Ice House. They are quite literally going through hundreds of pounds of turkey, ribs, brisket and sausages each week with Eduardo Flores sitting as pitmaster each weekend. That’s right, the barbecue was originally set up to ease the mad rush of food orders on the weekends, but with Flores at the smoker the ‘cue has taken off on its own and is always a sellout by early Sunday afternoon.

“We smoke the brisket for about 18 hours, we do the ribs for 12 hours, turkey 12 hours, and we do sausages and chicken as well,” said Flores during a recent interview.  Continue reading

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Texas Tailgate and Craft Roadshow

bbqby Steven Doyle

Join the North Texas Chapter of the United States Bartending Guild for an afternoon of barbecue and craft spirits this Sunday, July 7 in Trinity Groves from 1 to 5pm. A $10 donation will secure you four drink coupons and barbecue along with some amazing live music that benefits both the USBG and the North Texas Food Bank. Besides the cocktails you will also be able to sample plenty of craft spirits.

Call Babb Brothers at 214.745.2224 for more details. The event is located at 330 Bedford Avenue, Dallas.

 

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