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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.

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?

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.

Video: Watch Prominent Pitmasters Discuss New York City's Barbecue Boom

How NYC shed its BBQ 'inferiority complex'
Jul 25, 2014 9:00 am

Organizer Mark Maynard-Parisi calls it the "mother yeast" of New York City's burgeoning barbecue community. We're talking, of course, about the annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party, first organized back in 2002 and now attracting some 150,000 people each year to Manhattan's Madison Square Park. Back in June, Food Republic was on the scene, interviewing pitmasters from near and far about the impact of the yearly festival and the roots of the city's barbecue boom in general. See how it all went down right here.

Video: Watch How Jerk Baby Back Ribs Get Made At Brooklyn's Hometown Bar-B-Que

Recipe is inspired by NYC's Caribbean community
Jul 23, 2014 4:00 pm

Brooklyn's Hometown Bar-B-Que gets a lot of love for its Texas-quality beef rib. But for a taste of something uniquely New York, try the jerk baby back ribs. Watch pitmaster Billy Durney, a Brooklyn native, whip up a fresh rack right here.

How Barbecue Has Become New York City's Most Addictive Smoking Habit

Big City pitmasters relish the no-rules atmosphere
Jul 22, 2014 9:00 am

Since the opening of Blue Smoke in 2002, NYC has made tremendous strides toward shedding its historical reputation as a barbecue backwater. We're talking about authentic barbecue, mind you, the kind that's slow-cooked over real smoldering wood. But, only recently has the quality of New York 'cue risen to such a level that it merits even a mention in the national conversation.

Here's What You Need To Know About North Carolina Barbecue

It's all about the pork spiked with vinegar
May 21, 2014 4:00 pm

North Carolina's got a lot to be proud of, not least of all — their renowned barbecue. If you know that porky, vinegar-spiked NC 'cue, check out our sneak peak at Southern Living magazine's A-Z Guide to Southern Food from their June food issue, featuring a pit crawl of the Tarheel State's best pig.

Guide: 2014 Barbecue Competitions, Festivals And Smokeouts

A calendar of the nation's best BBQ events
May 1, 2014 10:00 am

The smoke just keeps on a-rollin’. Earlier this year, we gave you a list of barbecue competitions across the country and around the world to help plan your vacation calendar. Since then, more and more events have been scheduled and announced, so here’s an update to ensure you’re never more than a few weeks away from getting your recommended intake of hickory in your bloodstream. A guide to the best barbecue festivals in the United States, after the jump.

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