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Awesome Women Barbecue Masters, Eating Snake, and More A.M. Intel

The latest four restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Lonesome Dove Austin
Lonesome Dove Austin
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— Thrillist rounded up the 12 important women in the barbecue world, including Tootsie Tomanetz, the pitmaster at Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, and, of course, La Barbecue’s LeAnn Mueller and Ali Clem.

— Would you eat snake? The question arises with the opening of game meat-obsessed Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove Austin, where rabbit-rattlesnake sausage is on the menu. The Chronicle explores sourcing the reptile meat, the history behind its uses, and how it's prepared in Austin. At Sway, there was chunky rattlesnake cakes.

— Johnny Fugitt, author of The 100 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America spoke to Bon Appetit about his ranking methods, which led to Kerlin Barbecue’s sweet placement at the top of the list. Fugitt loved the bark, sauce, sides, and the appeal of "a mom-and-pop trailer that deserves national attention," he said.

— Starbucks made the wrong call and added a barbecue beef brisket sandwich to its menu. No one in Austin will order this.

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

419 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 271-2474

la Barbecue

2401 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 605-9696 Visit Website

Kerlin BBQ

2207 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 412-5588 Visit Website

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