Sunday, January 30, 2011

BBQ in the News

In case you haven't heard, Lockhart Smokehouse in Oak Cliff is opening this week. According to their twitter account, they'll be opening at 10:30 on Wednesday, February 2nd.

Papa Joe's Backyard BBQ, also in Oak Cliff, opened (finally) over the weekend, and the Texas BBQ Posse was there to see it.

Luckie's Smokehouse is the third joint opening in the Cliff, but no news on an opening date since the owner told me he expected to open mid-December. Their website still shows the old address with no news of the opening.

Franklin BBQ
in Austin will soon be moving into a brick and mortar joint just down the highway from their current location. Austin 360 was told it could be done by the end of this month, but I haven't heard anything definite yet.

Edgar Black shows his method for trimming, seasoning and smoking a brisket at Black's on the Cooking Channel.

On Wednesday night, a fire caused heavy damage to Smitty's BBQ in Brownwood (not Lockhart). Hopefully they can get the place going again.

Finally, the Super Bowl of Texas BBQ will take place this week at the House of Blues in Dallas. Man Up Texas BBQ chose the best pitmasters from around the state to cook for a huge crowd of media types. I'm happy to have gotten an invitation to attend from the Texas BBQ Posse.

- BBQ Snob


Fowl Birdwatcher said...

Can we stop this "Lockhart" this and that smokehouse or style shit ASAP, or even reporting on it as news?

BBQ Snob said...

Like it or not, it's the most anticipated BBQ joint to come to Dallas. I can't ignore it just because it is discussed ad nauseum. I guess it's kind of like the Super Bowl in that way.


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.