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BBQ 036: Legendary 82-year-old Snow's Texas BBQ Pitmaster Tootsie

82-year-old Texas BBQ pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz is the guest this week on the Best BBQ Show. Tootsie helps run the pits at one of the best BBQ places in the world, Snow's BBQ in Lexington, Texas. You've heard about Snow's Barbecue before on the show, but this is the first time the great Tootsie has sat down to chat with the Meat Men. In the interview Tootsie talks about being world famous while still working as a janitor for a local school district and more fun stories. When Kerry Bexley...

Duration: 00:39:28

BBQ 035: Miller's Smokehouse has meat and sweets

It's sweets and meats on the Best BBQ Show. We finally made it to Miller's Smokehouse in Belton, Texas, to try the Miller family and company's amazingly smoked meats and tantalizingly decadent desserts. Your Meat Man hosts sat down with mastermind Dusty Miller, his mother and pie master Lisa Miller and Zach Oldham, who handles marketing efforts, to discuss all things Texas BBQ, coffee addiction and how well a big slice of pie goes with a plate of barbecue. Shoutout to all of the amazing...

Duration: 00:28:59

BBQ 034: Texas BBQ with a Mexican flair at Louie's Barbecue

The Meat Men are back on the streets for another Texas BBQ adventure. This time we stopped by Louie's Barbecue in South Austin, a Mexican food-inspired BBQ joint. At Louie's you can get a pound of brisket, a taco, or both. Your hosts Yoni and Stover spoke with owner/pitmaster Louie Vasquez about his BBQ education, his unique menu offerings and the flair he brings to barbecue in his hometown of Austin, Texas. We also talk Star Wars meat, the Texas crutch, puffy tacos, home cooking recipes...

Duration: 00:36:05

BBQ 033: Inaugural Meat Man Hall of Fame Awards

Give a round of applause to the five Meat Men worthy of a very special honor, entry into the new Meat Man Hall of Fame. In this special holiday fan appreciation episode, Yoni and Stover honor some of their favorite BBQ people in the world in a "live" ceremony. Come meet these Meat Men, who are devoted to the carnivore craft. Listen to the end for a special edition of the "Meat Man" song. 2017 was a great year for our food podcast and 2018 will only get better. It's because of our fans...

Duration: 00:27:27

BBQ 032: Best of the Best BBQ Countdown (Part 4)

Welcome to the end the Best of 2017 Best BBQ countdown! For the last two weeks we've guided you through the Best of the Best BBQ Show. Meat Man Yoni and Meat Man Stover take you through the best moments in 2017 from our Austin-based food podcast. If you haven't heard the full Best of the Best BBQ, make sure to listen to parts 1 to 3! Last time we listened to clips about Horn BBQ in Oakland, California, a Miller's Smokehouse pop-up, Southside Market, Texas Ranch BBQ and the new school BBQ...

Duration: 01:01:37

BBQ 031: Best of the Best BBQ Countdown (Part 3)

It's the Revenge of the Return of the Best of the Best BBQ Show c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-ountdown! We're halfway through the Best of the Best BBQ Show rundown, where Meat Man Yoni and Meat Man Stover take you through the best moments in 2017 from our Austin-based food podcast. Last time we listened to clips about Terry Black's Barbecue (a favorite lunch spot of the Meat Men), a fast food BBQ competition, including Arby's smoked brisket sandwich, the Tex-Mex BBQ of Valentina's, and the...

Duration: 00:49:44

BBQ 030: Best of the Best BBQ Countdown (Part 2)

It's the Return of the Best of the Best BBQ Show c-c-c-c-c-ountdown! Meat Man Yoni and Meat Man Stover continue their rundown of the best moments from 2017 of the Best BBQ podcast. Last week we listened to clips from the early days of our barbecue podcast and more, including visits to Snow's BBQ and La Barbecue, as well as interviews with Moo's Craft BBQ, from Los Angeles, Australian documentary filmmakers behind a worldwide barbecue film on Netflix, and some silliness from the Texas...

Duration: 00:53:18

BBQ 029: Best of the Best BBQ Countdown (Part 1)

It's that time of year! Best of the Best BBQ Show is here. Meat Men Yoni and Stover begin their c-c-c-c-countdown of the best moments from the first year of the Best BQQ podcast. In this episode you'll hear from some of your favorite pitmasters, hear untold stories from our meat adventures and some fun in-studio craziness. In the next two weeks we will be running through our favorite episodes and telling you all the juicy details. Here's the first five moments as you'll hear on the...

Duration: 01:17:24

BBQ 028: Straight from the BBQ Underground to the Meat Man Studio

We have a special in-studio guest this week: Burt from Los Angeles' much-loved Trudy's Underground Barbecue. Burt visited Central Texas with his BBQ posse in tow for a blitz of smoked meat and fun in Austin. Yoni, Stover, Burt and friends went to Truth BBQ in Brenham, Texas, to share a huge platter of brisket, beef rib, pork ribs, BBQ sides and Truth's amazing cake. After our meal we headed to the studio to talk about barbecue tourism, the best BBQ (and food), making Texas-style BBQ in...

Duration: 00:40:52

BBQ 027: The Lockhart Meat Gauntlet in the BBQ Capital of Texas

The Meat Men Yoni and Stover tested their meaty might by undertaking a Smoked Meat Gauntlet in the BBQ capital of Texas, Lockhart. Your intrepid hosts visited three of the country's best, and legendary, Texas BBQ joints: Black's Barbecue, Kreutz Market and Smitty's Market. Together, these places have more than a hundred years of history serving smoked meats and other delicious food to those in Central Texas and all over the world. Listen as we discuss the best meats to taste in Lockhart,...

Duration: 00:37:33

BBQ 026: A Meat Man party outside Franklin BBQ

It's a one-of-a-kind celebration as your Meat Men hosts Yoni and Stover record a special episode in the early morning from outside the world-famous Franklin Barbecue. We got to the Austin, Texas, BBQ joint at 3:30 a.m. so we could beat the rush for the anticipated return of one of the best barbecue places in the world. In this episode you'll hear special appearances from fellow Meat Men in line, Ray from Los Angeles' Ray's BBQ, and Dan from Char-Broil, who calls in to talk grilling at...

Duration: 00:39:03

BBQ 025: The famous Franklin BBQ celebrates its return

We are the champions! Of the line at the reopening celebration for the famous Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas. Yoni and Stover, the hosts of the Best BBQ podcast, got their BBQ butts up at 3 a.m. to wait by the door for the much-anticipated reopening of Franklin BBQ which sadly saw its smokeroom destroyed this summer by a fire. Aaron Franklin's great BBQ place is open now and the Meat Men wanted to be there to share some love from the BBQ family. In this episode, Yoni and Stover listen...

Duration: 00:35:18

BBQ 024: Texas Barbeque All-Stars Pitmaster Roundtable

You asked for it, you got it! Thanks for requesting a longer episode Meat Men. In this studio roundtable, we bring three masters of the smoked meat craft into the Meat Man studios to discuss Texas barbecue, cooking techniques, dispatching feral hogs, music, food tips and more. Along with your Meat Men hosts Yoni and Stover, were Brendan Lamb (from La Barbecue), Clay Cowgill (from Snow's BBQ) and Dylan Taylor (from Truth Barbecue). They were a lot of fun to have in our Austin studio. When...

Duration: 01:05:35

BBQ 023: Texas Ranch BBQ's smokey goodness

Texas Ranch BBQ in Austin, Texas, (Previously 12 Bones) is another new Texas barbecue joint that's gaining a lot of buzz. Listen as Meat Men hosts Yoni and Stover visit pitmaster Marco Oglesby, who runs the pits with the help of a great team making amazing sides and providing great service. Hear about Oglesby's talent and his fantastic smoked meats and more fun in this week's new episode of Best BBQ. Don't forget to rate us and subscribe! #meatman

Duration: 00:31:03

BBQ 022: BBQ Fest, Horn Barbecue and the Big Red Challenge

Matt Horn, a Real Meat Man from Northern California's Horn Barbecue, joins Yoni and Stover for an adventure at the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2017. Matt drove to Texas for the first time to feast on Texas BBQ perfection from the likes of Truth BBQ, Snow's BBQ, La Barbecue, Franklin Barbecue, and more. After the festival, he stopped by the Best BBQ studio to talk all things smoked meat, his popular BBQ popups in Oakland and what inspires him. Also, listen in on the fun as Stover has two top...

Duration: 00:27:06

BBQ 021: The Oldest BBQ Joint in Texas

The Meat Men visit the oldest BBQ joint in Texas, the legendary Southside Market and Barbecue. We tasted their famous Elgin sausage, smoked brisket and their huge selection of fantastically crafted meats. Join us on our journey back through the history of Texas BBQ when we speak with two of the Meat Men helping keep Southside Market in Central Texas thriving in the modern era. Visit Southside Market and BBQ online at Visit us online at and...

Duration: 00:30:42

BBQ 020: Scenes from a wild BBQ Pop-Up

It's a bonus Best Barbecue show! In this special episode of Best Barbecue, Yoni and Stover listen to funny behind-the-scene clips from the recent Los Angeles BBQ pop-up featured on the podcast. In this episode you'll hear Stover confuse BBQ fans in line with weird questions, have a conversation with one of the best smoker makers in LA, Fat Stack Smokers, and chat with the Meat Men behind LA's Ragtop Fern's BBQ, Trudy's Underground Barbecue and Moo's Craft Barbecue. Thanks for listening and...

Duration: 00:22:35

BBQ 019: Underground Texas BBQ in LA

This week on Best Barbecue, Yoni and Stover continue their talk about the Los Angeles BBQ scene. Stover traveled to LA to learn how California Meat Men are helping to grow the popularity of Texas-style barbecue outside of Texas. The people behind Moo's Craft Barbecue and Trudy's Underground Barbecue call into the show to discuss their craft and recap Best Barbecue's LA adventures. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to rate and review the show.

Duration: 00:40:39

BBQ 018: Adventures in the Los Angeles BBQ Scene

It's LA BBQ week on Best Barbecue! Stover traveled to sunny Los Angeles to meet the Meat Men behind some of the best Texas-style BBQ being made anywhere. In this episode, Yoni and Stover discuss the recent trip and hear the story of Ray Ramirez, the family man behind Ray's BBQ, in Huntington Park, California. He loves Texas BBQ more than just about anyone. Thanks for listening! Go eat some BBQ and "Just Say Hi!"

Duration: 00:34:21

BBQ 017: Backyard Smoking with the Meat Men

In this special episode, Yoni and Stover try their hand at smoking a massive backyard barbecue feast. It's been three months since the Meat Men first met over a shared love of Texas-style BBQ, and now it's time to test their own brisket and rib cooking skills. What happens when your hungry podcast hosts spend all morning, day and night together? You'll have to listen to find out. Crack a beer and join us for our BBQ party. New episodes of the Best Barbecue podcast come out every Monday.

Duration: 00:28:22

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