Rumors claimed that the renowned barbecue joint was shutting down, but Franklin Barbecue isn’t going anywhere.
Every other week, Daniel Vaughn compiles the latest in barbecue news and unearths a few surprises. Here’s the roundup for July 12–July 19.
Ray Ramirez fell in love with Texas BBQ and started an underground L.A. barbecue joint before they were cool.
James Jackson, a Lockhart native, cooks up tender brisket and juicy Kreuz links—plus some New Mexico touches.
Three large red letters caught my eye at a busy intersection in El Paso, and I knew I’d found the new home for Desert Oak Barbecue. “BBQ” is the only thing written above the door, but it stands out amid the strip center clutter. It’s a big step up from
Every other week, Daniel Vaughn compiles the latest in barbecue news and unearths a few surprises. Here’s the roundup for June 22–July 5.
The talented Andrew Samia finally gets a pit of his own at this new joint on Mission Road.
Pappas is embracing craft barbecue with dishes like deep-fried brisket crab cakes.
Tune in for the pilot episode of our BBQ editor’s look at barbecue in Texas and beyond.
Plus: High school pitmasters start early, female Texas pitmasters get their due, and all pitmasters have more to do than ever before.
It might be in a food court, but this Houston joint is the real deal. Don't miss veggie dishes like Moroccan spiced carrots and corn salad.
The “Green Books” guides helped black tourists avoid humiliation—and worse.
Flooding from Hurricane Harvey didn't shut down Jim Buchanan's barbecue for long.
Bourdain looked for the good in people—and he recognized how food can help us understand what we all share.
The truck by Willow Villarreal and Jasmine Barela at Big Star Bar is worth the trip by itself.
Plus: San Antonio's highs and lows, Loro loses a chef but adds a burger to the menu, and Moonshine U is a real thing.
Says longtime pitmaster George 'Slim' Miller: 'If that meat don’t feel you, and you don’t feel that meat, ain’t nobody gonna enjoy it.'
The descendants of the late Roy Burns do the institution proud with stuffed potatoes, rib sandwiches, and other favorites.
With its new, larger location, this Third Ward joint’s fried seafood is just as good as its smoked meats.
Where the sweet treats—from mile-high pies and masterful banana pudding to cookie sandwiches—are so tempting you might just skip the meat.
Plus: barbecue summer camp, protest through barbecue, possible barbecue cannibalism, and much, much more.
Assistant coach Josema Bazan cooks up recipes from his native Argentina and other countries as part of this special team tradition.
The chef's Netflix series is so thoughtful and sophisticated when talking tacos or pizza. So what gives?
You’ll find excellent meats and inventive sides for a bargain price at talented pitmaster Dustin Pustka’s BBQ truck.
Plus: Southside Market will expand in Hutto, corn is enjoying a side-dish renaissance, and much, much more.
The Austin-based barbecue joint says an eviction notice stemmed from unheeded safety issues. The club owner says she’s fixing them.
Inspired by several pilgrimages to the Lone Star State, the owners of Madrid's New York Burger invited me to try their "brisquet."
The bavette exemplifies Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole's ambitious collaboration.