Bag of Randomness

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  • The Dallas Morning News had a photojournalist at the smoke camp I attended last night.  So if you happen to see a bearded-half-Asian in a blue shirt sucking in his gut, that’s me.
  • Part of the event included a free beer and beer tasting.  This is is about the third time I tasted beer, and I still don’t like it.  The beer tasting focused on stuff from Revolver Brewery from Granbury and I also tried Santo from Saint Arnold Brewing.
  • The Lockhart Smokehouse in Plano uses two smokers that cost $30,000 apiece and controlled by Smokey Jesus.
  • I thought it was “a piece” and not “apiece”, but I used this as my reasoning.
  • During the smoke camp, the pitmaster and owner would often reference techniques used at Franklin’s, Pecan Lodge, and others, which I found helpful.  It also seems like the owners and pitmasters of all these places all have a good respectful relationship.  However, the pitmaster didn’t have favorable things to say about Hard 8 and Riscky’s.  Neither seemed to like the Dallas Morning News food critic, saying she only critiques on the surface.  For instance, she overlooks the tradition of not using sauce or utensils that’s associated with Central Texas smoking and will ding them for that.
  • Something else I appreciated at the smoke camp was how they told us they would cook differently for a competition, for mass consumption such as a restaurant, and what they’d do if they were cooking in their backyard.
  • All their leftover ash is actually bought by a blacksmith.
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Secretly Got A Name Change – TLDR – “fructose” or “fructose syrup”
  • TLDR – Too Long; Didn’t Read
  • Leno seems open to going on Letterman’s show and I’ll have to agree with his assessment, “I think I’m a better stand-up than a host, and I think Letterman is a better host than a stand-up.”
  • Hooked ‘Em – University of Texas tops list of students with ‘sugar daddies’ – And they’re the only Texas school on the list.
  • Dolly Parton: a musical career expressed through language statistics
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2 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Bryan says:

    Revolver's Blood and Honey is my beer of choice at the moment and I love when I can find it on tap somewhere. Smooth taste and the high ABV has me feeling alright after a few.

    I'm not surprised that there was no love for Risky's. I think they survive on reputation. I got talked into having lunch at the Camp Bowie location a few years ago and it was pretty meh. Just not good at all.

  2. warren says:

    Nice grammatical error on that bumper sticker but I guess that was the point of posting it.

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