BBQ & Camping Go Together

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"The Daytripper" Texas BBQ podcast

Recently, I had the pleasure to be a guest on a podcast for my buddy Chet “The Daytripper” Garner. The topic was Texas BBQ, and my friends Jess “Burger Mary” Pryles & Daniel “BBQ Snob” Vaughn were guests, as well. It was a great chat, and I am honored to have been included. Click here to listen to the podcast. Thanks, Chet!

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Backyard BBQ: pork ribs

I made a Texas Q Tours stop at Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor on Saturday. Later that day, in response to a tweet, one of my former students, who is from Taylor, sent me a pic of some pork ribs her family was having in their back yard in Taylor. Add it to the Backyard BBQ collection!


Gettin’ Sauced! pics (Round 4)

4th round of pics from last year’s Gettin’ Sauced! festival:


Tour day!

Up & at ’em! It’s going to be another scorcher, so it’s a great day for an outing in an air-conditioned van! We’re starting today’s tour with a couple of Franklin Barbecue briskets & some Thirsty Planet Brewing craft beer. Then, we’re off to Louie Mueller Barbecue and finishing the day with pie at Texan Cafe. Twitter updates throughout the day via @ManUpTexasBBQ & @TexasQToursIf you want a private, customized tour, contact us for availability & pricing. 


Gettin’ Sauced! pics (Round 3)

3rd round of pics from last year’s Gettin’ Sauced! festival:


Don O’s Texas BBQ Blog

Found a great BBQ Blog ( named

Don O’s Texas BBQ Blog 

Below is a sample for you, enjoy.

Backyard rib time part 1

smoked 7/7/15

The Mrs spotted some bargain spare ribs on sale so she grabbed a couple of racks for our little bullet smoker.  After trimming and removing the membrane, I coated both sides with a little soy sauce and some North Main BBQ All N One seasoning.  The ribs spent 2 hours on our little smoker, then I wrapped them in foil and they spent another 2 hours in the oven at 275 degrees.  They came out very moist and falling off the bone but no smoke flavor that I could discern.  Dang it.  We still managed to eat ’em up.  We will try again with the second rack this weekend and my wife is going to do her smoke tricks on ’em.

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Austin American-Statesman: "Neighbors sue Terry Black’s over barbecue smoke"

The Statesman has just reported that a group of nearby homeowners have filed a lawsuit against Terry Black’s Barbecue, claiming injury from the smoke emitted by the restaurant’s smokers. The group of 15 plaintiffs are pursuing claims of negligence and nuisance. According to the article, “The plaintiffs are seeking the loss in market value from the permanent injury they say the smoke has produced. The plaintiffs say the restaurant’s negligence to their complaints has resulted or will result in medical care expenses, physical pain, mental anguish and physical impairments.”