Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas. Memphis is renowned for pulled pork-shoulder doused in sweet tomato-based sauce (eaten on its own or as a sandwich). North Carolina smokes the whole hog in a vinegar-based sauce. Kansas City natives prefers ribs cooked in a dry rub, and Texans… well, Texans dig beef. Continue reading →
Texas Monthly announces its 2022 plans to expand and relocate its thirteenth annual BBQ Fest. To accommodate a larger-scale, two-day festival, the media company will host two, unique barbecue-inspired events in Lockhart, Texas on November 5 and 6.
With roots hailing from Texas BBQ mecca, Lockhart, Texas, Terry Black’shas this amazing history in smoked meats which scream Texas.
We had the fortune to speak to the Black twins recently, giving us some insight into what is being served in the fairly new 10,000 square feet digs located in Deep Ellum, in the heart of Dallas. Twin pit-master brothers Mark and Michael Black run operations will skills that transcend generations. Continue reading →
Pecan Lodge is now taking orders online for a selection of tasty smoked meats, savory sides and decadent desserts for the holiday table.
Choose from traditional smoked turkey or ham with apricot-molasses glaze, spice crusted beef tenderloin, whole smoked brisket, burnt ends, racks of ribs, handmade smoked sausage links, Southern cornbread stuffing, pulled pork and brisket tamales, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese and peach cobbler as well as all of Pecan Lodge’s holiday inspired sides and desserts ($15-$145).
We recently had a chance to check in and check out Hutchins BBQ located in McKinney (closed temporarily due to fire) and Frisco, Texas recently with some pretty positive results. In this world where BBQ can be an easy sell if you happen to have a smoker and a stacks of meat, perhaps with a kitschy name or theme. Where the big chains fail is on delivery of the goods, and it is unfortunate that many follow their happily played tune. But we know better than all of this.
Hutchins is the real deal BBQ in a land of mediocre. They actually use prime meats, which almost seems like a wasted effort. If you slow cook even the worst cut of beef it will eventually relent to an edible plateau, but why risk it? This effort shines through not only with the brisket, which comes out of a day long bath of post oak and pecan wood smoke with a rich and juicy superior meatiness, but also with their baby back ribs. Continue reading →