Houston vs. Austin barbecue: Who has a best?

November 25, 2017 - bbq set

  • Brisket from Brotherton's Black Iron Barbecue, Plugerville. Photo: J.C. Reid

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The lineup for a initial Houston vs. Austin grill throwdown is set and it’s a doozy.

Barbecue fans won’t wish to skip a initial HOU-ATX BBQ Throwdown on Sunday, Dec. 3, that will underline 5 Austin-area grill joints – all portion for a initial time in Houston – and 8 Houston grill businesses in a foe to see that city creates a best Texas barbecue.


Austin will be represented by Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue (Pflugerville), Hays Co. Bar-B-Que (San Marcos), LeRoy Lewis Barbecue, Micklethwait Craft Meats, and Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ. The Houston smokers (top finishers in a 2017 Houston BBQ Throwdown hold in September) are Beaver’s, a Brisket House, El Burro a Bull, Harlem Road Texas BBQ, a Pit Room, and Tin Roof BBQ. Additional Houston participants will embody Killen’s Barbecue, Ellis Brothers BBQ, and Gatlin’s BBQ.


Ronnie Killen with Killen’s Steakhouse and Killen’s BBQ shares some of his childhood cooking memories. Video by James Nielsen with Chronicle photographs.


Media: James Nielsen


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The grill will be judged by a row including Will Buckman of CorkScrew BBQ, Houston Chronicle grill censor Alison Cook, Texas Monthly food editor Patricia Sharpe, pitmaster Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbecue and grill photographer Robert J. Lerma.

Tickets, $80, are limited. The throwdown will be hold 1 to 4 p.m. during Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston. Tickets concede samples from any competing grill corner and Saint Arnold beer.

source ⦿ http://www.chron.com/entertainment/restaurants-bars/bbq/article/Houston-vs-Austin-barbecue-Who-has-the-best-12381431.php

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