We have told a lot of stories about people in the barbecue world and the different paths that have taken them to a career in smoked meats. While we have respected all of these stories, we are honored and very humbled to have Patrick Feges tell his story on our show.
3 Greenway Plaza Ste C210
Concourse Level – The Hub
Houston, TX 77046
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Tales From the Pits has been traveling and eating barbecue.
We've been out on the BBQ trail quite a bit over the last couple of months, and
the foreseeable future looks just as busy. In this episode we reflect on new restaurant
openings including our extended thoughts on Loro, the new Asian smokehouse restaurant
from acclaimed chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin of the world famous Franklin Barbecue.
We've also been to the newly opened Feges BBQ in Houston and provide some early
feedback on their newly launched venture.
Also included in the episode are some words on recent trips to Bodacious Bar-B-Q, LeRoy
and Lewis BBQ, Banger's in Austin on their recent whole hog cooking, and much more.
The near future looks bright on the BBQ front as we'll be going to both the Houston BBQ
Festival and the Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival. We're getting deeper into research
and recording for our History of Texas BBQ Series and will be continuing on the road with
that in the coming months.
We also get into the early entries we've received in our Yeti cooler full of goodies giveway and some fan
shoutouts from some of the many great listeners that have contacted us.
Catch us out on the road and say hi and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review us on
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For years Chase Colston dreamt about bringing a festival to downtown Tyler, Texas. His persistence paid off when after years of trying, Chase was able to convince his employers at Townsquare Media to help him launch the Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival. Held every spring since 2014, the festival has grown every year into one of the best in Texas.
Shawn and Amy Collins, from St. Louis and Houston respectively, met while working at a busy restaurant in Manhattan. While planning to marry Shawn was looking for barbecue wood on Craigslist when he saw a restaurant for sale. Before they knew it they were picking up and leaving the big city for the tiny town of Nixon, Texas where they would be the new owners of Pioneer BBQ.
Over the last year the name Moberg has burst onto the barbecue scene, but what many don't know is that the man behind the incredibly popular smokers is no newcomer to the world of pit building. Sunny Moberg has been welding since he was a teenager, and his roots in Texas barbecue stretch back to his grandfather, the founder of Smokey Denmark sausage company.
We love eating barbecue, and eating with new friends is even more fun. After online banter with Chris Wood of Primacy Meat Co. we were able to meet up with him at Truth Barbecue and the next day at Valentina's Tex Mex Barbecue to share stories of the road.
Chris was in the middle of an epic Texas barbecue road trip when we sat down next to the freeway and chatted. Listen in as he tells us about his travels.
Chris's entire trip included Tejas Chocolate, Corkscrew, Southern Q, Victorian's, Pinkerton's, Snow's, Truth, Louie Mueller, Taylor Cafe, Stiles Switch, Valentina's, La Barbecue, Kerlin's, Micklethwait, Texas Ranch, Black's, Smitty's, and Kreuz Market -- what a trip!
We announce not one, but TWO winners of great prizes, Mandoesc09 who won an autographed photo of Tootsie Tomanetz, and Stephen Narron who is picking up a John Mueller Black Box Barbecue shirt.
Hang on as we tell you about THREE more giveaways including some more details on the insane Yeti cooler stuffed to the brim with BBQ swag. The response from our friends in the BBQ industry has been overwhelming and we keep getting more but it's full and we're going to seal it up for the giveaway. But that's not enough, we will also have two prize packs!
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John Mueller is one of the most controversial men in the barbecue world and he's carved his niche in the industry doing things in own way. With a hot and fast method of cooking, house made sausage, tasty pork ribs, brisket stew, plus brisket and beef ribs rubbed with a heavy dose of pepper a good visit is rewarded with a unique and flavorful experience.
Don't forget the cheesy squash loaded with ladles of cheese, a rich end to a memorable meal.
John sat down with us for a fun and informative chat. In the episode we cover the time after he left Louie Mueller Barbecue to present day, including some big news from John!
We announce a new giveaway and also give an update on our Yeti cooler filled with BBQ swag that includes some very cool merchandise.
The Texas Monthly article we discussed on the episode is here: https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/of-meat-and-men/
Catch John and his crew Thursday - Sunday from 10:30am-sold out
201 E. 9th Street
Georgetown Texas 78626
Roegels Barbecue Co. (pronounced ray-gulls) received a positive review from the Houston Chronicle's Alison Cook in April 2015 which increased their customer base overnight but the Roegels crew didn't take their foot off the gas pedal. A continual evolution of their menu and launching weekly specialty meats such as smoked pastrami helped them earn a spot on the 2017 Texas Monthly Top 50 list and cemented Russell's place in the Texas barbecue scene.
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For more information on Roegels, check out their website http://www.roegelsbarbecue.com/
or even better, visit them in person at 2223 S. Voss Houston, TX 77057
Open 7 days a week
Russell Roegels has been cooking barbecue longer than some of our listeners have been alive. Russell worked with Bodacious in East Texas and decided to move down to Houston with little to his name after a decision made while fishing to head up a Bakers Ribs location.
Russel and family put in long hours 7 days a week, eventually tweaking their product after experiencing other barbecue at the Houston Barbecue Festival and doing a Texas barbecue road trip.
Without media fanfare he launched Roegels Barbecue Co in the middle of a lunch rush, changing the sign while patrons ate inside.
In this episode you hear about the early days, that decision to open under his own name, and a pivotal visit by Houston Chronicle food critic Alison Cook