– I wish this story would die, but for now brisket prices just keep going up.

– Some barbecue restaurants in Lubbock are responding to the cost of brisket by raising their own prices, and one even added pulled pork to the menu.

– Lots of new Texas sauces on the HEB shelves:


– Neil Rankin, the owner of a barbecue restaurant in England called Smokehouse, has some choice words for those trying to categorize food trends

– Jess Pryles explains American barbecue to Australians. 

– Southern Living Magazine wants to know if you prefer pickles or slaw on your barbecue sandwich. 

– On Hite’s BBQ in Columbia, South Carolina:


– They can’t get enough brisket in Zanesville, Ohio at Grillin’ Dave Style.

– A car crashed into Speedy’s BBQ in Lexington, North Carolina, then a fire started.

– Texas barbecue is influencing some smoked meat upstarts in Kansas City.

– Smoked brisket in Paris, France:

Very good brisket @thebeastparis. Nice smoke & well-rendered. #nofilter #bbq #parisbbq

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– Eater Houston interviews Yonny Demeris from the fifty-year-old Demeris Barbecue

– The Houston BBQ Festival is coming up on April 26th. 

– Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor is coming to Houston, but it’s taking while to find the right investor. 

– Houston’s Midtown will get a new barbecue joint called Republic Smokehouse and Saloon, and it’ll be headed by Cedric Williams, former pitmaster at Williams Smokehouse. 

– Get some pre-Super Bowl barbecue in Houston:


– Forbes has some high praise for Dallas’s Pecan Lodge.

– Eater Dallas takes a look inside Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse during the lunch rush.

– Mansfield Magazine talks with Jordy Jordan of Big D BBQ in Mansfield.

– This man broke into Reed’s BBQ in Dallas to steal some cash. Hopefully someone recognizes him:


Florida man steals $4000 worth of barbecue and fries from Jerome Brown BBQ in Jacksonville, Florida.

– J. C. Reid of the Houston Chronicle sheds some light on the history of smoker manufacturer Pitts & Spitts out of Houston.

– The chef line-up for the Austin Food & Wine Festival includes plenty of familiar barbecue names.

– According to Yelp, Copper Top BBQ in Big Pine, California is the best place to eat in America. Austin’s Franklin Barbecue is #57.

– If you have $350,000 lying around and four tons of meat:


– The Dallas Morning News is mostly impressed with the smoked meat at Clark Food & Wine, but not with the rest of the menu. 

– The Smoking Ho finds good and convenient barbecue at the new Black’s Barbecue location in Austin. 

– Full & Content enjoyed “a respectable offering of Texas-style barbecue” at Austin’s Café Mueller. 

– Texas Brew and Barbecue like what they find at Smokey Denmark’s barbecue trailer in Austin. 

– Live Oak Barbecue in Austin will close for good after this weekend. 

– Construction on the new Kreuz Market in Bryan, Texas is complete, and it will open on Monday:


– Texas Barbecue Treasure Hunt checked out the preview party at the new Kreuz Market in Bryan.

Win some barbecue and a barbecue tutorial from Smokey Denmark’s in Austin.

– A student from UT Pan-Am visits the barbecue capital of Texas.

– Count Jimmy Kimmel as a big fan of Terry Black’s Barbecue in Austin.

– Punt, Pass, and Pork (Ribs):