– Eater has released its second annual list of the 38 essential restaurants in the U.S. This year 13 new names have been added to the list, but Franklin Barbecue remains.

– Korean girls try American barbecue:


– Brooks Place BBQ in Houston has vocally supported open carry. The company received a violent threat to their Facebook page last week, but the weekend passed without incident.

– One of the most popular stories last week from the Washington Post was regarding Trent Brooks policy toward open carry.

– The Pit Room in Houston has parted ways with John Avila before they even had a chance to open.

– Are restaurant ratings fair to barbecue joints?


– According to the Denton paper, the new Juicy Pig barbecue shop is already hopping. 

– Jess Pryles dives into boar taint, a phenomenon that causes an off-flavor in pork. 

– BBQ Recon has been busy with reviews of Field Store BBQWaller County Line BBQ, and Big Cat BBQ

– Alabama versus South Carolina:


– A Chicago-based food blogger recounts his barbecue trip to Dallas and Austin.

– Learn the art of sausage making from Salt & Time in Austin.

– The Foodways Texas Camp Brisket was held in College Station last weekend, and here’s a wrap-up of the event from TAMU.

– How eating a cow’s eyeball can make you a man at a Texas barbacoa restaurant:


– Black’s BBQ in Austin is teaming up with chef Deepa Shridhar of Anjore to create a special menu mash-up of Indian flavors with smoked meats. The event is tonight

– The Spring Shindig is and LBJ-themed barbecue in April at the Texas White House in Johnson City. This year it will be catered by Kent Black. 

– The Longview News-Journal offers its endorsement to the local Bodacious Bar-B-Q (the original) which is now open five days a week. 

– Riley Salas honed his barbecue skills in Lockhart and Luling, and has just opened JR’s BBQ in Geronimo, Texas

– It’s not just for cooking anymore:


– Robert Moss of Southern Living writes in praise of barbecued chicken.

– Rob Sonderman of the Texas-style DCity Smokehouse in Washington DC is leaving the company to begin his own project.

– DClist has a first look at Texas Jack’s Barbecue which just opened in DC.

– The future of England’s Sausage Drone is in doubt after poor funding participation.

– We like darth’s proposed Amendment IX better than Governor Abbott’s: