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The Big 3 (or 4) of Lockhart: A Day of Texas BBQ

American barbecue is highly regional. True, barbecue has exploded across the country over the past decade and, when you venture beyond the traditional barbecue regions of America, the cuisine becomes a gallimaufry of styles. And that’s fine, especially since the regions identified by a particular style continue to hew to their traditions. Sure, it’s possible to find smoked brisket in North Carolina and pulled pork in Texas, but you’re far more likely to enjoy yourself if you sample the chopped whole hog pig in The Tar Heel State and get all greasy with smoked brisket and muscular beef sausage in The Lone Star State. Continue reading

Take a BBQ Field Trip to Lockhart TX

Not long ago Austin, TX was practically a barbecue wasteland. Oh, you could find plenty of Q and, if you arrived in Austin from barbecue-deprived regions of the country, it was more than OK, but by Texas Hill Country standards, it was decidedly second-rate. While that’s no longer the case, it’s still fun to take a trip to Lockhart, less than an hour away and home to some of the all-time greats of American barbecue, to sample the wares of the city’s historic pits. Take a look at this overview of Lockhart barbecue.

2nd Kreuz Market Now Open in Bryan TX

Last month Kreuz Market of Lockhart, Texas opened a second location in the town of Bryan, a little less than two hours east of Austin. Kreuz owner Keith Schmidt has family connections to the rapidly growing Bryan-College Station region, and it seemed like a good spot for expansion. Lucky Houstonians have just saved about an hour-and-a-half off their round trip to the sauceless, forkless Kreuz! Read more in The Eagle of Bryan-College Station.

LAF in the A.M. December 16th, 2014

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

Atlantic City Casino Closures Hit Formica Bakery Hard

Bringing the NYC Burger to London

Black’s vs. Black’s in Austin

Bagel Boy, Masquerading as Fairmount of Montreal, Comes Clean

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LAF in the A.M. November 17th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

24 Hours of Lockhart (Texas) BBQ

40th Anniversary of Original Moosewood Cookbook

Revello’s Named Best Old Forge Pizza in NEPA

Tamale Prices Heading Up

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LAF in the A.M. November 2nd, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

The Cherry Hut’s Pies Available for the Holidays

The Cherry Hut has been known for things cherry in northern Michigan since 1922. The restaurant in Beulah has closed for the season but, as is the usual practice, they keep a storefront open in nearby Bensonia where folks can purchase jams, jellies, candies, dried cherries, and anything else that they can stick cherries into. They’ll also ship those products. Unfortunately, up until this year, they never offered their famous cherry pies for sale once the restaurant closed in October. This year, for the first time, the Bensonia store will offer The Cherry Hut’s cherry pies! Continue reading

LAF in the A.M. October 31st, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Maybe Billy Butler Shoulda Had the Brisket

Professional baseball players, on the whole, are a pretty superstitious bunch. If they called their mother and didn’t shave the morning of a win, you can bet Mom will be receiving wake-up calls and that beard will continue to grow as long as the team keeps winning. KC Royals DH Billy Butler had lunch at Joe’s Kansas City Tuesday and the Royals that night proceeded to win game six of the World Series 10-0. Butler had a double and an RBI. So there he was at Joe’s Kansas City again Wednesday, dining on ribs, beans, and Mountain Dew. Unfortunately for Butler and Kansas City fans, Butler singled in four at bats and the Royals lost the final World Series game to the Giants, 3-2. Continue reading

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