Welcome to Live Coals

If you've ever tried your hand at procuring smoked meats, you know that you're in business only as long as your "coals are live." No matter what circumstance, or chilly wind may blow you're going to pull some great BBQ from the ashes. This site, is an ode to wood-fired cooking and enjoying the low & slow lifestyle that barbeque insists upon.

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Weekly Menu

  • Beef Chuck Ribs

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  • Brisket

    The quintessential Texas centerpiece for any family dinner…

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  • Burnt Ends

    From KC with love, our signature smoky treat, our go-to,…

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  • Pork Ribs

    Oh, what pure joy to have a whole slab of ribs all to…

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  • Pulled Pork

    Whole bone-in heritage duroc pork butt, perfect for feeding…

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  • Smoked Turkey

    Our everyday-que ALL-TIME favorite. All-natural, fresh…

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  • Skyline Sausage Kielbasa

    Grab some of Dallas' best sausages for your tailgate party…

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  • Tunes

    Maple Avenue Mornings

    Cou­ple years back when I was open­ing up 18th & Vine, my morn­ing rou­tine was always mixed BBQ bag. Open­ing that kitchen ser­vice door…

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  • Provisions

    Boulevard Brewing Co. Rye-on-Rye

    More than any oth­er bot­tle, it seems that Boulevard’s Rye-on-Rye has been on my friend gift list” for sev­er­al years run­ning. Yeah, so…

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  • Tunes


    Like many tak­ing the on-ramp to the Dead, I remem­ber the day I casu­al­ly picked up the Amer­i­can Beauty/Workingman’s Dead” 2-in-1 tape in…

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The Good List

What we are watching, reading, and listening to this month.

  • Drinking


    Oak Highlands

  • Listening

    An American Treasure

    Tom Petty

  • Reading

    (33 1/3) Paul's Boutique

    Dan LeRoy

  • Watching