In 1942, the women of Borger protested their exclusion from the town’s barbecue cook-offs. Then a mysterious challenger emerged.
Articles by Daniel Vaughn
May 7, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: please stop wringing out the brisket.
Favorite eateries, including barbecue joints and taquerias, have had to make big decisions—and quickly—since the governor's announcement Monday.
Apr 24, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Started by the pitmasters at Pecan Lodge, the Dinner Bell Foundation will deliver 2,300 meals on Friday alone.
Apr 23, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: A recipe for smoked brisket on a charcoal grill in response to our challenge.
Apr 22, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
As his oil field customer base disappears and brisket shipments decline, pitmaster Israel "Pody" Campos is relying on lessons learned from the past to help weather the pandemic.
Apr 15, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: They're back! Joints that have reopened in some capacity.
Apr 14, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
The legendary Snow's pitmaster is still cooking barbecue for shipping, but the best joint in Texas has been closed to customers for a month.
Apr 13, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
A roundup of Texas joints and meat suppliers that can send you smoked meat as well as meat for you to smoke yourself.
Apr 10, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
A barbecue-loving graphic designer launches a site to sell merchandise to support Texas 'cue.
Apr 9, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Dusty Miller’s background as an accountant led him to stock up on home essentials to keep his staff employed before the coronavirus crisis hit Belton.
Apr 7, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Pitmaster Brett Boren lowers prices, adds kid-size sandwiches, and plans to make it easier for pickup even after the pandemic subsides.
Apr 3, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
How three of the city's most popular and beloved joints are trying to stay afloat during the pandemic.
Apr 2, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
The Wolfforth joint turns its parking lot into a huge drive-through, complete with a forklift menu on butcher paper.
Apr 2, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: Trying to get Texas barbecue into Louisiana.
Apr 1, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
The groundbreaking South Austin trailer is offering virtual classes and some menu additions (and goes viral with a blindfolded-brisket-trimming video).
Mar 31, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
The brothers behind the longtime Dallas joint are doing everything from Facebook Live chats to free delivery service to help cope during the pandemic.
Mar 30, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Reasonably priced family meal packs and honest emails to customers have helped this Houston joint weather the challenges.
Mar 27, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn’s long-planned family trip to Peru became a different kind of adventure when the country closed its borders: A story in three phone calls.
Mar 20, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Open only on Saturdays for now, the barbecue trailer has fun with its smoked meats.
Mar 6, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
The brisket and ribs are excellent as well at Joel and Jesse Garcia’s Weslaco joint.
Mar 5, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Plus: The barbecue pit so long it required an official highway escort.
Mar 4, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Joshua and Myra Guerrero’s food truck embraces new barbecue ideas from across the state.
Mar 3, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
Aaron Franklin’s new Austin welding shop says it will get the first batch to customers by Memorial Day.
Feb 26, 2020 — By Daniel Vaughn
A trip through sparsely populated corners of South Texas reveals an unusual barbecue specialty.
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.
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