The BBQ Police Won’t Come Knocking Yet

The BBQ Police Won’t Come Knocking Yet

It looks like the Austin City council has declined to regulate barbecue smoke.  We’ll chalk one up to common sense (and a bit of national media attention) prevailing.

In related news, the root-cause of all this brouhaha has to do with Austin BBQ eatery Terry Black’s smokestacks causing much anguish to neighboring residences. 15 of those residents have filed suit against Terry Black’s, as we mentioned in a previous article.  Another article reporting on the lawsuit contains videos recorded by some of the complainants showing how pervasive the smoke is on their property. It makes one think that perhaps they have a legit complaint after all.

Smoked Tri Tip

Smoked Tri Tip

Check out this fantastic write-up about smoked tri tip over at Grilling Fanatic. There are three things about this I really enjoy:

  1. David uses a light touch with the rub – it’s designed to add some flavor but allows the meat to speak for itself.
  2. Butter. I’ve never considered using melted butter at the finish of the cook, but it may become one of my favorite things to do, now.
  3. Refrigerating to slice and enjoying the fruits of your labor on sammiches and crackers.

There’s a lot to think about in a small amount of space!