I hope that 2015 has been a banner year for all of you! It has definitely been an eventful one for the world of BBQ and for me personally. With 2016 just around the corner, let’s take a peek back at what 2015 brought us.
Let’s start with some of the good moments that made us smile.
— Memphis in May (@memphisinmay) May 17, 2015
— World Food Champion (@WorldFoodChamp) November 10, 2015
— YETI (@YETICoolers) October 28, 2015
Famous Dave's founder is back in barbecue with Jimmie’s Old Southern Smokehouse BBQ -… http://t.co/sLCyiULTBU
— Kevin Sandridge (@bbqbeat) April 4, 2015
— indianz.com (@indianz) October 26, 2015
— Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) May 5, 2015
— Steven Raichlen (@sraichlen) October 6, 2015
— Heath Hall (@HeathTHall) December 29, 2015
— True 'Cue (@TrueCueBBQ) November 12, 2015
Unfortunately with the good also has to come the bad. Here’s a look back at some of the moments in 2015 that put a tear in our eye.
The BBQ world lost one of its pioneers last night. pic.twitter.com/xMkiSa7b04
— KC Masterpiece (@kcmasterpiece) October 7, 2015
— deep fried kudzu (@deepfriedkudzu) September 24, 2015
— Clarion Content (@clarioncontent) February 19, 2015
Wishing our 2013 Grand Champion Jim Burg of Killer B's BBQ a speedy recovery. He fell ill at the Lexington competition but is doing well.
— PeakCity PigFest (@PeakCityPigFest) April 28, 2015
There were those controversial moments that got us all talking…
Trillin in defense of true cue in The New Yorker. Read up… https://t.co/HtZx6ugJ0Z
— John T Edge (@johntedge) October 26, 2015
The Fallacies of the "True 'Cue Pledge" https://t.co/gMN46gDEGT
— Peg Leg Porker (@PegLegPorker) October 29, 2015
— Kevin Sandridge (@bbqbeat) December 23, 2015
— First We Feast (@firstwefeast) August 8, 2015
…and tidbits that just made you say “WTF!?!”
Stubb's sues Stubb's over BBQ expansion – Austin Business Journal https://t.co/JcgriSczth
— Texas Blues & BBQ (@Low_slow_Q) December 8, 2015
BBQ News this week includes barbacoa in SA, chugging Rudy's BBQ Sause, and of course the Kentucky Brisket Tosser: http://t.co/ywXTrfkXPR
— TMBBQ (@tmbbq) September 17, 2015
BBQ Restaurants in Austin TX dealing with a potential ban on smoking… If any Texas restaurants are looking to… http://t.co/ep4tYsiOCK
— STL BBQ Society (@SLBSBBQ) April 2, 2015
— The Palm Beach Post (@pbpost) July 28, 2015
Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2016 for everyone! What moments in the world of BBQ for 2015 have stood out in your mind?