barbecue

Alabama Throws Down The Barbecue Gauntlet At Memphis in May

'Bama, the state, talking a little bit of smack
May 18, 2015 10:00 am

Memphis may be the center of the barbecue universe during the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, but the state of Alabama isn’t afraid to declare its supremacy when it comes to smoke, fire and meat.

If You’re Smoking Barbecue At Home, Wood Is The Essential Ingredient

Acacia to walnut, these logs make the best smoke
May 13, 2015 1:00 pm

Joe Carroll effectively jump-started the barbecue boom in Brooklyn with the opening of his Williamsburg restaurant, Fette Sau, in 2007. In his new book, Feeding the Fire, Carroll dishes up various techniques for making excellent fire-cooked meats at home none more important than choosing the right kind of wood. Here is an excerpt.

Carolina Barbecue Pit Now Perfuming San Francisco’s “Tempeh District”

Rusty’s Southern BBQ now open in the Tenderloin
Apr 21, 2015 1:00 pm

Rusty’s Southern BBQ has brought a version of authentic Lexington-style North Carolina smoked pork to the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Owner Rusty Olson grew up spending summers with his grandparents in the Carolinas, and it was there that he developed an abiding love of the vinegar-based barbecue sauces of the region. Now he’s introduced genuine smoked meat to the Left Coast.

6 New BBQ And Grilling Cookbooks

These should be printed on grease-proof paper
Apr 16, 2015 10:00 am

Some consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of outdoor cooking season, but why wait for the Indy 500 to fire up the grill? To get you inspired, here are a few new cookbooks that focus on barbecue and other al fresco cooking options.

Aaron Franklin On How To Order Texas Barbecue

Texas BBQ boss with some tips on ordering smart
Apr 7, 2015 10:30 am

If you’re a first-timer at a Texas barbecue joint, the fine folks from Franklin Barbecue want to give you some guidance on ordering the food that will make you happiest. Read through their suggestions, take advantage of their wisdom and expertise, and you’re guaranteed to enjoy your Texan BBQ experience! Can you smell the brisket yet?

Spring Preview 2015: 10 Chicago Restaurants Opening Soon

New ramen, BBQ and more opening in the Windy City
Mar 17, 2015 11:00 am

New high-profile spots from the likes of Rick Bayless and Grant Achatz, transplants from Los Angeles and New York: Chicago has plenty to get hungry for this spring. 

Are Parisians Ready For The Meat Sweats? Pitmaster Thomas Abramowicz Says Oui.

The Beast is open for business in the Marais
Dec 10, 2014 4:30 pm

The Beast is not only the name of this trend-setting barbecue restaurant on a quiet “shoe block” in the northern section of the Marais in Paris. It’s the name pitmaster-owner Thomas Abramowicz has given the 4,000 pound, Texas-built wood-fired J&R rotisserie smoker the month-old barbecue pit is build around. And he's putting it to use.

New York Barbecue Is Coming To Los Angeles

So Cal sandwich chain enlists Brooklyn pitmaster
Nov 18, 2014 2:30 pm

Mendocino Farms announced this week that it will be opening its own dedicated smokehouse facility in Los Angeles. And, which renowned pitmaster did the company choose to bring in as a consultant on the project? Not some dude in bib overalls from any of the usual BBQ hotspots. It's the guy with the fancy watch and suede Pumas: Brooklyn's own Billy Durney.

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