– The line at Franklin Barbecue gets some NYT coverage:


– The Austin American Statesman has some fun at the expense of the NYT, who they say is a bit late on the story of the Franklin Barbecue line. 

– The first issue of a new journal called Into Quarterly focuses on Austin including a story about beef and barbecue. Here are a few beefy outtakes from the photographer. 

– There is a Texas BBQ edition handgun:


– Hundreds of thousands of turkeys and chickens were euthanized after another outbreak of avian flu.

– For those who like it hot & fast, here’s how to build a Rocket Stove with just a few cinder blocks.

– Introducing the “Milwaukee Rib”:


– BBQ Recon was impressed with Terry Black’s Barbecue

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt checked out the new Cooper’s in downtown Austin and has some questions about their continued popularity. 

– Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Hogs for the Cause event in New Orleans. 

– Cooking on the Dark Side:


– Some of Austin’s best pitmasters offer their barbecue tips to the home cook.

– La Barbecue has a brand new trailer and a new lead pitmaster too.

– Bloomberg offers a list of barbecue options for your next trip to Austin.

– Do you know this BBQ pit thief?:


– Top 50 barbecue joint Zimmerhanzel’s in Smithville is closed for good

– Adrian Davila of Davila’s BBQ in Seguin will appear on the Food Network’s “The Kitchen.” 

Michna’s Bar-B-Que in Waco is undergoing a remodel and will reopen next month. 

– A Pittsburg family reunion:


– The Houston Chronicle talks to Wayne Kammerl of the Brisket House about the travails of opening a barbecue joint.

– Sadly, Roy Burns Jr. of the Burns BBQ Family in Houston has passed away.

– Not in Dallas, thankfully:


– Southern Living offers up their favorite legendary barbecue joints. 3 of 20 are in Texas. 

– Matthew McConaughey talks to Garden & Gun about his love for the barbecue in New Orleans. He also prefers pork over brisket. Get a rope. 

– The New York Post claims “Carolina barbecue is the best barbecue.” 

– China blames BBQ for its smog: