A whole hog legend smokes outside of his comfort zone.
'Cue news from Texas and beyond.
Decadent? Sure. Delicious? Absolutely.
Take a trip to BBQ Camp: What’s barbecue camp like? @gregmorago @alisoncook + @jcreidtx discuss in this week’s BBQ State of Mind podcast: https://t.co/Rf3Q33R3rA — Jody Schmal (@jodyschmal) June 7, 2017 Tales from the Pits, a new podcast about Texas barbecue, uploaded
Judging the effects of extreme wet-aging on brisket.
’Cue news from around the state.
Sid Miller pleads for a veto.
– We had a little barbecue joint list come out this week: The 2017 Top 50 BBQ Joint list.– Three new names have been added to the Barbecue Hall of Fame.– The Houston Chronicle had some thoughts about how hard it is to get barbecue lists right.–
We've got your next road trip pitstops covered.
A spicy addition to the sausage-making tradition.
An unlikely duo of barbecue restaurants will have you making two pit stops.
Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck festival will debut in Austin in a couple weeks. Despite Franklin’s involvement, this isn’t strictly a barbecue festival, but smoked meat fans needn’t worry. There are still plenty of talented pitmasters coming to Austin for the highly anticipated food festival.The Hi Lo and Al Fuego,
An extra-large serving of golden-brown goodness.
Waco's weekend brisket and slaw fix.
Bringing short ribs to the steakhouse scene.
A flavorful favorite.
Just when you think John Mueller might be out of the barbecue game for good, he pops up somewhere hitched to a new trailer. And the pitmaster made a big announcement last Saturday on the “Great Outdoors” show on 1300 AM in Austin: His new Black Box Barbecue food truck will
Texas BBQ with a Cajun Twist.
Western Premium BBQ Products of Pleasanton.
In Luling, Wayne Baker grew up on the basics of barbecue. Brisket, ribs, and beef sausage came wrapped up in butcher paper at City Market, the favored barbecue joint of his youth. “I didn’t really know a barbecue plate existed,” he told me at his barbecue joint, Baker Boys BBQ in Gonzales.
How two Sicilian brothers begat a variant of smoked meat found only in Waco.
Because BBQ shouldn't taste like an ashtray.
A Denison newspaper described Al Hall as “a magnificent specimen of physical manhood.” When a local alderman pistol-whipped him during an argument at Hall’s barbecue joint in 1891, Hall retaliated with two swift punches to the face, sending the alderman home in a carriage. “Blood flowed quite freely,” noted The
We mapped all 144 known barbecue stands and meat markets in Texas during the nineteenth century.
In the 1800s, smokehouses and BBQ pits popped up all over Texas, giving rise to the commercial barbecue industry.
From the view on either side of the highway, Notrees—the town between Kermit and Odessa—seems to have been born of the simplest observation. Not much out here grows any higher than cotton. Heading further north, they don’t even have the luxury of scrubby mesquite. So if you’re going to cook barbecue
Texas ’cue with a global twist.
Owner/Pitmaster: Christine’s Blues ‘N BBQ; Opened 2000Age: 53Smoker: Indirect Heat Wood-Fired PitWood: Mesquite and PecanRecords line the wall above the bar at Christine’s Blues ‘N BBQ. As soap operas played silently on the television, I asked her where all the good music was. With a smile, as if she thought nobody would
Barbecue steeped in homemade sauce and traditions.
– “I think people that have secrets in cooking, I really think they’re a**holes.” – Pat Martin: – The KCBS is now accepting nominations for their BBQ Hall of Fame through March 1st.– Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is now open for dinner, and they’re planning a second location
Update: Mark Loeffler, communications director for the Texas Department of Agriculture*, provided more details on their enforcement effort. Operation Maverick was launched in June 2015 to target any business buying or selling goods by weight. He didn’t have current numbers, but by March 2016, they had inspected 1,400 barbecue joints.
“How I cook here is exactly how I cook in my backyard,” Pinkerton said—maybe because it is his backyard.
A small town barbecue rivalry that's really no contest.
One small tweak made a big difference for this spicy, balanced barbecue.
The best cut of beef your butcher won't sell.
Tried-and-true Texas barbecue since 1978.
Debating with our SideKick.
The state's finest onion rings, okra and more.
From dry to done in 90 minutes.
This trailer serves up quality barbecue for a heck of a deal.
Leaning on the Texas crutch.
Lubbock guitarist, Jesse “Guitar” Taylor, was hitchhiking in Lubbock when a Cadillac pulled up. A stranger offered him a ride and Taylor hopped in. They drove for a bit and stopped in front of Stubb’s Bar-B-Que in East Lubbock. “I’ve walked by this place so many times and never been
Rose Diamond once ruled the world of smoked turkey. In 1938, customers in New York, Miami, and Hollywood enjoyed her smoked turkeys shipped out from her Fort Worth home. According to The Claude News, they brined for at least ten days before being smoked in a brick pit in Diamond’s
From side-lovers to vegetarians, there's something for everyone at this adventurous joint.
Smoking on a backyard grill.
There are certain dishes that every good Texan knows and loves. But do you really know how to grill a flawless ribeye? Season that cast-iron skillet in your cupboard? Make sure your dough rises? We asked experts around the state to share some how-tos and a few recipes that will
The McKinney butcher shop now operates a barbecue food truck.
When Charlie Geren opened Railhead Smokehouse in Fort Worth, he had already failed at his previous attempt at the restaurant business. Geren said he had just “lost his ass” in a “steak and beer joint” in north Fort Worth, but decided to partner with a pitmaster friend,
After a 6 year hiatus, Rap's is back in business.
In Glen Rose, the biggest competitor to Hammond’s BBQ is… the Hammond family.