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December 14, 2012 Slideshows

The Year in Meat! (2012) 

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Meat, meat, meat, meat. Barbecue, sausage, burgers and brisket, oh the brisket. Yes, it's the year in meat photos for 2012, from carnivore hubs like St. Louis, Houston, New York, San Francisco and points between.
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Nicholas McWhirter
Brian C. Luscher's brisket, photographed in November at the "Meat Fight 2012" competition in Dallas.
Catherine Downes
The Nooner burger at Jonathon's, one of the new burgers of Dallas.
Ribs from Pride and Joy, Myron Mixon's barbecue joint in Miami. Read more: At Pride and Joy, Myron Mixon Wants You to Kiss the Ring
Robert Sietsema
The charred brisket edges at John Brown Smokehouse in Queens, New York. See more: John Brown Smokehouse Moving, To Feature Beer Garden & Live Music
Emily Utne
Photographed at the Butcher and the Boart downtown Minneapolis, which opened early this year. See more: Butcher and the Boar: The Tour
Jennifer Silverberg
The smoked prime rib sandwich at Bogart's Smokehouse in St. Louis. See more: RFT vs. Our Readers: Best Barbecue
Josh Ozersky
Rodney Scott's North Carolina pork and grits in San Francisco. See more: Meatopia Report and More From Oakland's Eat Real Fest, Going on All Weekend
Robb Walsh
The barbecue pits behind Kenny Hall in Texas. The purpose of a barbecue restaurant is to make a profit, not to preserve culinary traditions. Restaurants aren't where American barbecue came from. In fact, the tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas predates the Civil War. See more: Community Cue: An American Tradition
Mary Pastrana
Ochoa's Chorizo in Santa Ana, a storefront plopped in the middle of the city's industrial nothingness. See more: Ochoa's Chorizo With Amnesty
Ian Froeb
Half a slab of the ribs (with baked beans and sweet-potato fries) at Pappy's Smokehouse in St. Louis. Read more: Ian Froeb's 100 Favorite St. Louis Dishes: #4, The Ribs at Pappy's Smokehouse
A view of American Social's sliders in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More photos: Closer Look: American Social Bar and Restaurant
Elina Shatkin
A combo plate from Big Mista's in LA. See more: 5 Best Barbecue Joints in Los Angeles
Sara Kerens
Close up with the Wingfield's triple burger, for the Awesome Cheap Eats of Dallas
Emily Utne
Pork belly from Jack's Cafe in South Minneapolis. See more: Jack's in Kingfield champions fresh textures
Kevin P. Casey
Smoked sirloin sandwich from Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle. See more: Food Porn: Kickin' Boot
Troy Fields
For a 73-year-old restaurant, Lankford Grocery in Houston is a breath of fresh air. See more: Burgers and Nostalgia at Lankford Grocery
Troy Fields
Each parrillada at Pampa Grill in Houston comes out overflowing with meat. See more: Pampa Grill: A Carnivore's Paradise
Beef Bourguignon at La Gloutonnerie in Miami See more: Closer Look: La Gloutonnerie
Joshua Huston
Buffalo chicken livers that should make every chicken wing joint rethink its business plan, from Bitterroot BBQ in Seattle. See more: Food Porn: Ballard BBQ.
Nicholas McWhirter
Robert Sietsema
At Boukies in New York, what could be better than a rack of grilled lamb chops bolstered with lemon potatoes? See more: Our 10 Best Lamb Dishes in NYC
B Fresh Photography
From Ry Delicatessen in Minneapolis. See more: Rye Delicatesse in Minneapolis.
Jackie Mercandetti
Texas BBQ House in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jamie Peachey
Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue in Cave Creek, Arizona.
Nicholas McWhirter
Brian C. Luscher's brisket, photographed in November at the "Meat Fight 2012" competition in Dallas.

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