A trip through sparsely populated corners of South Texas reveals an unusual barbecue specialty.
Articles by Daniel Vaughn
Feb 21, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
The San Antonio joint's meat market turns out expert, flavorful links and one of the best hot dogs in Texas.
Feb 20, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: the secrets of couples navigating the additional pressures of a barbecue partnership.
Feb 19, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Lupe and Christine Nevarez’s Port Lavaca joint is a great new option for barbecue in the Coastal Bend.
Feb 14, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
The popularity of the new Fort Worth joint at Lola’s Trailer Park is outpacing the smoker’s capacity, but you won’t regret standing in line.
Feb 11, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Pitmaster-owner Brent Morrow left the oil fields behind for family and oak smoke in Hico.
Feb 7, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
The family-run food truck is another worthy contender in the crowded Austin market.
Feb 6, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus, is pulled pork an invasive species of smoked meat?
Feb 5, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
One of Fort Worth’s best barbecue joints now transforms into a taco shop at night.
Jan 27, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Tucked inside a downtown Houston food hall, the kitchen is turning out this hearty, pork-heavy dish.
Jan 23, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus, a barbecue event at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.
Jan 22, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
A few Texas pitmasters are putting their own spin on a Carolina tradition.
Jan 21, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
”Home of the Big Chop,” Terry Wootan’s original joint has now been joined by five other locations across the state.
Jan 17, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Brothers Don and Theo Nguyen use their Vietnamese roots to create innovative dishes as well as master the basics at their pop-ups in Houston.
Jan 16, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Melted jack cheese, Russian dressing with onions and dill pickle, and a sweet hoagie roll nicely complement the smoky, generous pastrami.
Jan 13, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Harvey Clay has spent much of his adult life introducing the brisket, ribs, and sausage of his youth into smoked-meat deserts.
Jan 9, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: the most influential Austin restaurants of the last decade.
Jan 7, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Brian and Julie Wright’s restaurant and coffee shop is giving the community of Harleton a smoked meat education.
Jan 3, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
The twice-a-month trailer has brought a whole new class of smoked meats to Cleburne.
Dec 27, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: Barbecue joints wind up on some impressive year-end (and decade-end) lists.
Dec 20, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
It was the best meal I’ve eaten all year.
Dec 19, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Some of the brisket you’ll find in the Austin of Oregon ranks right up there with top joints in our state.
Dec 13, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
The Seguin barbecue joint is famous for its sausage, but don’t miss this surprisingly affordable sandwich.
Dec 12, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: Senator Ted Cruz pays off a bet with barbecue.
Dec 11, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
One last supper at the San Antonio barbecue restaurant renewed my appreciation for its legacy.
Dec 4, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
The scion of a Texas barbecue dynasty returns with his fourth smoked-meat venture in the past eight years.
Dec 3, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Forced to close for five months after the devastating storm, the joint’s owners and pitmaster committed to upping the quality of their food.
Nov 27, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: Central Texas stalwart Terry Black’s Barbecue arrives in Dallas.
Nov 22, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Heim Barbecue’s magically sweet and savory cubes are fast becoming as beloved as bacon.
Nov 21, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Yet with disappointing business at his small-town restaurant, Tom Micklethwait hatches plans for a taco trailer in Austin.
Nov 19, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Morning hours are a natural next step for the Belton Top 50 joint, which already roasts its own coffee beans.
Nov 14, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: highlights from Texas Monthly’s annual smoked-meat extravaganza in Austin.
Nov 13, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Korean, Tex-Mex, and Vietnamese influences hit the plates at Candente and International Smoke.
Nov 8, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
The new restaurant builds its menu around one of the hottest trends in Texas barbecue.
Nov 7, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
They’re technically klobasniky, but who cares what this Austin trailer calls them when you can enjoy brisket wrapped in sweet dough this delicious?
Nov 4, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Tim Rattray says not enough customers were visiting his San Antonio restaurant, which made the Top 50 twice for its innovative menu.
Nov 1, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
The fast-food chain is using a longtime employee of Sadler’s Smokehouse in Henderson to help sell sandwiches.
Oct 31, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
The Texas Monthly BBQ Festival is this weekend! Eater Austin shared some of their tips for the fest, as well as a few from Pat Sharpe and me. Austinot breaks down the specialties of all thirty barbecue joints that will be in attendance at…
Oct 17, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus, Riscky’s Barbeque in Fort Worth celebrates 92 years in business with 92-cent sandwiches.
Oct 15, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
Greg Gatlin’s joint is serving better wings than any of the big chains.
Oct 9, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
A new technique has allowed the Houston joint to begin serving this savory lunch item twice a week.
Oct 8, 2019 — By Daniel Vaughn
After reluctantly leaving past methods behind, the joint now serves some of the best brisket in Dallas.
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