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2015 James Beard Foundation Awards: Aaron Franklin Wins Best Chef Southwest. Food Writer Josh Ozersky Found Dead Before Ceremony

The winners of the 2015 JBA were announced last night in Chicago. Sadly, food writer Josh Ozersky was found dead just before the ceremony. Ozersky wrote Smoke: New Firewood Cooking with Dallas chef Tim Byres and was in the process of researching a cookbook with John Tesar.

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Brisket and Wine at Pecan Lodge

By now you surely know all about Justin and Diane Fourton’s luscious, award-winning barbecue. But did you know that you can now wash down their brisket with a glass of wine? It’s one of several adjustments that Pecan Lodge has made since moving from Shed 2 at the Dallas Farmers Market, to a storefront on Main Street in Deep Ellum.

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You Already Know This, But Meat Fight Is Sold Out

Were you one of the lucky people who were able to snatch up some Meat Fight tickets? I was. Pow! In your face, you people who didn’t get tickets! And, yes, media types have to buy tickets, too. That stingy Alice Laussade doesn’t give out any press passes. Something about 100 percent of ticket proceeds going to MS research. Whatever. Anyway, I thought I’d break down for you some numbers on this event:

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Meet the Founders of Hutchins BBQ

Take the men of Duck Dynasty, combine them with the hilarious duo of Stepbrothers, mix in a little flair from BBQ Pitmasters, and you get the faces behind longstanding restaurant Hutchins BBQ. Texas natives Tim Hutchins and Dustin Blackwell may not come from the same bloodline, but sit down with the two together and you can tell their brotherhood runs deep.

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Texas BBQ Week

Texas likes to believe it’s the pioneer of the perfect ‘cue and since everything is better (or is it bigger?) in Texas then why not dedicate a whole week to our contribution to barbecue history? Texas Monthly and Shiner Beers are teaming together for what I believe is a match made in heaven to bring […]

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Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum Opens the Doors to Host the Mother of All Media Dinners

Last night, Diane and Justin Fourton welcomed members of the local media and a few friends to the new Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum. They won’t open to the public….., but we took notes and pictures and would like to share them with you.

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