We sent our friends Diane and Larry in Captain Cook, Hawaii some Slow Bone BBQ for Christmas. They sent back these pix (along with a bunch of goodies from Hawaii). We do this cultural exchange every year.
Just a reminder, many great Texas BBQ joints will ship worldwide. Texas BBQ is a welcome gift almost anywhere! Not only will you make your friends happy but you will be supporting some great Texas businesses who could really use your help. Give the gift of BBQ!
My brother wanted to do a social distance get together this afternoon in their back yard so we loaded up with Green's to take over to Oak Cliff. Mighty fine. He now has something similar to North Main's "All N 1" spice and I look forward to trying it out once he offers it in larger bottles.
I was first in line today at about 10:15. By the time I left, about 11:15, there were about 30 folks waiting.
We sliced it as super thick bacon slices, maybe 3X extra thick bacon. We are smoking with oak and pecan from our yard, as usual. We'll add sauce once it hits the crock pot.
After 3 hours on the smoker here's what we found.
Daniel Vaughn reports Franklin BBQ is now shipping briskets. $250 for a 5 lb brisket, postpaid. Yow! For those far from Texas who can never taste one any other way, probably a better deal than a trip to Austin and standing in line (whenever their dining room reopens), but still, Yow! Oh yeah, when I looked they were SOLD OUT.
I think we all knew it was coming, but it is now official. The Red Dirt BBQ Fest in Tyler has been postponed to May 1, 2021. If you have tickets, they will still be good. If you want a refund, you can get one up until January 22nd. We have VIP tix so we will hang on to them and hope we are done with this Covid crap by then.
Brisket went on sale again this week for $1.77/lb for choice Angus beef. That seemed like a pretty good deal so my Mrs snagged a 13 lber and we gave it the usual treatment. I took off about 2 lbs of fat before splitting to go on our little bullet smoker. The last couple of briskets we have smoked ranked up there with the $20-$25/lb brisket we have been getting at our favorite Q joints. Hopefully we won't mess this one up.