– Jack Perkins is the owner of Slow Bone in Dallas. He explained to NPR and Fox Business why he doesn’t allow open carry inside his restaurant.

Amigo’s BBQ Grill in Pflugerville welcomes open carry and the owner took his employees to get their concealed carry licenses.

– Trent Brooks in Houston has taken a stronger approach at Brooks Place BBQ where customers get 10% off if they come packing.

– The Houston Chronicle reported on Brooks’s discount too:


– D Magazine provides this brief review of 18th & Vine BBQ in Dallas.

– The great brisket at BBQ on the Brazos has been discovered by Fort Worth Weekly.

– Fort Worth Weekly also chronicled their encounter with Jambo’s BBQ Shack and their feats of meat.

The Juicy Pig, a new barbecue joint in Denton, just opened yesterday.

– Bacon burnt ends:


– The Houston Chronicle profiled Felix Powell who specializes in SETX links at Powell Bar-B-Q in Houston.

Super Beef Sunday is coming back to Houston next month with Louie Mueller Barbecue, Feges BBQ, and Pinkerton’s BBQ.

– In Houston, Oak Leaf Smokehouse is out and Texas Tacos & Barbecue is in.

– New BBQ joint to open in Dallas:


– Steven Raichlen says these will be the biggest barbecue trends of 2016.

– These were the best barbecue bites of the year for Texas Pit Quest.

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt also shared a year in review for his Texas barbecue journeys.

– NowThis featured Snow’s BBQ in their latest video:
Snow's BBQ Video

– The Local Palate magazine interviewed Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker in Nashville.

Camp Brisket by Foodways Texas is coming up this weekend at Texas A&M.

– Sadly, Post Mountain BBQ in Burnet has closed for good.

– Make your own Memphis ribs:

– Garden & Gun was impressed with Sam Jones BBQ in Winterville, North Carolina, calling it one of the most exciting new restaurants of the year.

Ohio has barbecue (who knew?), and these are eleven of the best in the state.

– A lost pig statue has been returned to its rightful owner, Old Hickory BBQ in Alabama.

– Smoked brisket is making a mark in L.A. at Maple Block Meat Co.

– World’s Best BBQ?


Donate blood in Austin for a chance to win a private dinner for you and a few friends at Franklin Barbecue.

– The Franklin Barbecue book was the #10 best selling cookbook of 2015.

– Mike Huckabee likes dry ribs, and doesn’t know that you can now embed a poll in Twitter: