A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 18, 2013
Barbecusation (barbecue + accusation)

Texas Monthly printed its 2013 Top 50 BBQ list in May 2013 and there was plenty of controversy about the selections. The Texas Monthly “Eat My Words” blog, on May 17, 2013, addressed the controversies with “Responding to your Barbecusations” by Daniel Vaughn.

“Barbecuation” (barbecue + accusation) is a new coinage.

Texas Monthly—Eat My Words food blog
Responding to your Barbecusations
by Daniel Vaughn
Fri May 17, 2013 1:47 pm
We have tweeted and you have spoken. Since Texas Monthly released the new 2013 Top 50 BBQ list two days ago via Twitter, we have gotten a mountain of feedback. A dedicated group of passionate barbecue eaters was assembled to create this list, so we’re happy to see that passion matched by the readers.
Here are some of the common questions/comments/barbecusations we’ve received, with our brief explanations that won’t possibly quiet all of the fervent smoked meat fans out there.

Friday, May 17, 2013, by Raphael Brion
Barbecue Wire
A couple of followups to Texas Monthly‘s 2013 top 50 barbecue list in which Franklin Barbecue was named the best in Texas. 1. Barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn responds to all the “barbecusations.” And 2. Esquire‘s JIm Shahin dissects the list and offers this prediction for the upcoming issue: “A swipe at Texas-ey Yankee barbecue (Hill Country in NYC and DC; Delaney in Brooklyn; Smoque in Chicago, among others) ... a way to condescend to them while reasserting Texas supremacy.” [TxMo, Esquire]

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