Monday, August 17, 2009

Recent Publicity

The BBQ Snob and Smokemasterone got some recent publicity in the Dallas Morning News. I did an interview at Baby Back Shak with Lindsay Kalter of DMN who has just learned to enjoy BBQ after living in Michigan for most of her life. Clarence, the owner of the Shak was glad to see us there, and happy to give me some tasty morsels for the road. I sure do love their ribs. One of the photographers that came along is the founder of Baby Back Shak's Facebook fan club, so he was happy to be eating for free. We all had plenty of food and a plenty good time.

Photo by David Woo / Dallas Morning News

On another note, Urbanspoon just celebrated having their 1000th blogger by writing up a story about their current blogger. FCGBBQ gets a nice mention in the article.

- BBQ Snob


Plano Mark said...

Congrats for being in the DMN. It was the first that I have heard of this blog and I am enjoying reading it! Good work!

CAGEY KEV said...

Nice article and interesting web site. However, where is the list of the fabulous six star bbq joints?

BBQ Snob said...

I keep searching for the elusive 6-star joint. It requires two 5-star (perfect) experiences in a row. There have been four contenders so far, but none have made it.

Anonymous said...

So can you please name the top four for us?

BBQ Snob said...

I love all of my 5-stars equally...ok, so maybe City Market in Luling, Kreuz and Smitty's in Lockhart, Prause Meat Market in LaGrange and Snow's in Lexington would round out my top 5.

Anonymous said...

looks like another southern pride in the background..

BBQ Snob said...

It is, but Clarence tells me they don't skimp on the wood.

Rich said...

We've been going to the original Spring Creek BBQ since like the late 80's, but I'm going to try some of the others on your list. Just found you after the DMN article and glad you're out there! Thanks for all the hard work!


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.