BBQ Taste-off: La Barbecue vs Franklin vs John Mueller Meat Co.

This summer a friend of mine finally decide tosolve one of Austin’s little mysteries: who actually has the best barbecue in town? Is it really worth three hours to wait in line for brisket? Really? Let’s be honest. Peter, who is ever the entrepreneur , finally set it up, priced it out and got us all together for a little friendly backyard barbecue taste-off. We all paid $35 for brisket, ribs and sausage from each of the three Austin barbecue beasts: Franklin, La Barbecue and J. Mueller. Oh and there was a keg to wash it all down. While all three were sweaty, juicy, meaty goodness, there was a clear winner for each category. Here is how it went down: we each got a huge plate, each piece had a colored toothpick. No one besides Peter knew which toothpick belonged to which meat house. Whatever tasted the best, we put the that toothpick in the winner’s cup. It was pretty unanimous about the brisket. Hands down we all agreed, the blue toothpick was indeed the tastiest.

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Big BackyardDSC_0518 DSC_0514 DSC_0515The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

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DSC_0526Lucy joined the party, what a lucky dog!

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DSC_0529And the winners were:

Brisket: La Barbecue

Ribs: Franklin

Sausage: La Barbecue

I have to admit, I thought Franklin was going to take the cake, but side by side there was no competition for me as far as brisket was concerned. Everyone else agreed too. You can read another review of the event here. And if you don’t have time to wait three hours in line, I recommend the free beer and El Sancho at La Barbecue.

Brisket for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!

This week I tried my hand at a little BBQ brisket for my friends over at Brit+Co.. Brisket for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Now, I don’t know what could be more Texan than that!

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Be sure and bookmark this post for using any leftovers from BBQ’s this summer.

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Brisket breakfast tacos

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BBQ brisket sliders

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And last but not least, Brisket bahn mi!

Get the full recipe, including my amazing dry rub, and full how-to here!

Happy Friday!

Creamy BBQ Chicken Dip

Are you gearing up for a sunshine, BBQ-filled weekend? Ok good me too. I whipped up this dip for my friends over at Brit+Co. Best thing about this dip is that you’ll probably already have most of the ingredients laying around for your BBQ!

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I highly suggest using Stubb’s Sweet Heat sauce. It’s perfect for this dip!

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You can get the full recipe and how-to here!

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