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Food Wars Misses Strong Competitor

March 23rd, 2010 9:00 PM by Kent Black

Loyal Black’s Barbecue Fans,

This evening, a new episode of the Travel Channel show Food Wars will begin airing. The focus of tonight’s episode will be Lockhart barbecue, but one of the strongest competitors in Lockhart (that’s us!) will notably be missing from tonight’s show. When we first learned about the show taping earlier this year, we were bummed to find out that it would be focusing specifically on the family rivalry between Kreuz and Smitty’s. We had lots of crazy ideas float around our team, including showing up at the Courthouse Square the day of the final competition to enter as a surprise third contestant. In the end we opted not to go that route, so you won’t see us featured on this evening’s show.

Starting this past weekend, we began to receive e-mails and speak to people at the restaurant who wanted to know why one of the best barbecue’s in Texas wouldn’t be represented. “I’ll be watching,” one fan told us. “My wife and I, my sister, and my dad will all be in front of the tube to watch the competition suffer,” writes another. In the end, any competition that spotlights the delicious meat being served here in Lockhart every day is a win for all of us in our community.

For those of you visiting our site for the first time today, along with those of you who have been away from Lockhart for too long (more than a day or two), we do want to extend a discount to you for any orders placed through our Online Store. Use coupon code FOODWARS anytime through the end of the year to receive 10% off your online order. You’re only a couple of days away from tasting some of the best barbecue Texas has to offer.

Do you want to voice your support for the Travel Channel including us in their next visit to Lockhart? Simply leave a comment in response to this blog post. We’ll compile them and pass them along to the producers at the Travel Channel. Maybe we’ll even get an opportunity to battle the winner of tonight’s Food Wars in the ultimate showdown of Lockhart barbecue. :-)

Thanks as always for your support,

Kent Black
Third Generation Pit Master and Son of the Owners

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South by Southwest Restaurant Promo

March 14th, 2010 8:51 PM by Christopher Kuehl

South by Southwest gives visitors from around the world an opportunity to visit Central Texas and experience amazing music, film, and interactive content. Each year during the event, we have a large number of visitors who also come to see us in Lockhart (the Barbecue Capital of Texas) to try some of our delicious Texas barbecue. This year, in celebration of SXSW 2010, we are offering all visitors between now and Sunday, March 21st who mention SXSW to our cashiers a 10% discount on their entire meal. Whether this is your first trip to Lockhart or we’re part of your annual visit to SXSW, we look forward to seeing you at Black’s this week!

Need directions? Click the Map/Directions link in the menu at the top of the page.

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Gettin’ Sauced Results Are In

March 14th, 2010 1:18 PM by Christopher Kuehl

We had a great time last Sunday at the Gettin’ Sauced: Texas BBQ Sauce Contest which was hosted by our friends over at Man Up Texas BBQ. There was live music, cold beer, and some delicious barbecue sauces from all over Central Texas. The results were announced this past week, and Black’s Barbecue is excited that we placed several of our sauces in the top 10 of both judges’ and peoples’ choice:

You can view all of the results here and here on the Man Up blog. We are looking forward to participating in their next contest soon!

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