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Camp Brisket 2014; James Beard's Food Conference

AUSTIN— Texas A&M's Meat Science department will once again team with Foodways Texas for Camp Brisket, a two-day cooking seminar/camp that focus entirely on mastering all the tools necessary to create the perfect brisket. Camp Brisket 2014 will fire up on January 10 and 11, 2014, but tickets go on sale August 15 (for Foodways members; the public gets their crack at leftover seats on August 22). [EaterWire]

NEW YORK CITY— The James Beard Foundation has announced the lineup for this year's JBF Food Conference, scheduled for October 21 and 22 in NYC. The 2013 theme is "The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change" and will feature speakers including Adam Gopnik, Sam Kass, Michael Moss, and Art Smith. Admission to the two-day event is $500; tickets and more information available here. [EaterWire]

LOUISVILLEKFC's fast-casual concept KFC eleven makes its debut in Louisville today, and a tipster gives Eater Louisville early intel gleaned from a friends-and-family opening. Meals are assembled in front of diners "Qboda-style," a sweet orange ginger sauce is dubbed "probably one of the best sauces in the joint," and the flatbread is deemed "good." [Eater Louisville]

Camp Brisket 2013 [Photo: Facebook]