bris·​ket | \ ˈbri-skət How to pronounce brisket (audio) \

Definition of brisket

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal also : a cut of beef from the brisket — see beef illustration

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The latest rounds of openings around Amazonland: Jack’s BBQ, which helped introduce Central-Texas style BBQ brisket to Seattleites, has expanded to South Lake Union. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019 On trips to Lockhart, a Texas barbecue mecca, Mr. Aikawa would bring his own rice and return with brisket to feed his staff. Brett Anderson, New York Times, "Tokyo in Texas: Distinctive Japanese Food Is Thriving in Austin," 30 Apr. 2018 The taqueria will do a special taco of the month, including, in the coming weeks, a brisket taco, suadero. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Hidden on Capitol Hill, a Mexican street-food spot draws raves," 23 Oct. 2018 Reason to visit: all the cheeseburgers, coconut crusted shrimp, craft beer, mai tais, and at the brewery locations, barbecue beef brisket and sausage. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Cheeseburgers (and craft beer) in paradise," 27 Mar. 2018 Doris Sperber ran the house, cooked brisket and rice pudding, played Chopin on the piano and volunteered at the hospital. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF woman is well into her 2nd century," 20 Jan. 2018 My only criticism of Kansas City barbecue remains our inferior brisket. 1. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Chiefs' defense, Royals' place, Vick's surprise & the Sam Mellinger I never met," 3 July 2018 In addition to Bolton’s, the event will feature food from chef Eric Greenspan (Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese), who will be making brisket sandwiches using meat smoked by Burt Bakman of Trudy’s Underground Barbecue. Jenn Harris,, "Suzanne Goin celebrates Lucques' 20-year anniversary with stellar guest chefs," 29 May 2018 These have included a turkey wrap, carne asada bake, hot turkey and provolone, and barbecue beef brisket sandwich. Fox News, "Things you didn’t know about the Costco food court," 30 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of brisket

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brisket

Middle English brusket; akin to Old English brēost breast

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bris·​ket | \ ˈbris-kət How to pronounce brisket (audio) \

Medical Definition of brisket

: the breast or lower chest of a quadruped animal

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