After years of lackluster barbecue, Dallas is finally home to some of the state's finest barbecue joints. But as lines wind out the doors of Lockhart Smokehouse and Pecan Lodge, other barbecue restaurants are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of food, particularly the brisket that so many of us love to eat by the pound.
Scott Reitz DO YOU KNOW HOW EXPENSIVE THIS MEAT IS? AND THOSE PICKLES!
In a post on barbecue enthusiast and meat tourist Bryan Norton's blog, Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt, Norton details the staggering costs that barbecue restaurants face in keeping their doors open. Any omnivore who's ever been to a grocery store knows how expensive good beef is, even the less pricey cuts used in Texas barbecue. In the beginning of 2015, brisket prices hit an all-time high, and beef prices show no sign of slowing down.More »