– John Lewis is close to opening his Charleston barbecue joint:


– Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos chastises people who’ll stand in line for barbecue at Franklin, but won’t stand in line to vote

– Eater Austin provides their guide to barbecue breakfast in Austin

– BBQ Recon took a look at Bert’s BBQ in Austin and Kent Black’s BBQ in San Marcos. 

– Guns Up BBQ took a trip to Ten 50 BBQ in Richardson and is already planning a return trip. 

– Parisian BBQ:


– Zimmerhanzel’s in Smithville closed down, but has been reopened by another owner under the name Smithville Pit BBQ.

Pappa Charlies Barbeque gets an in depth look from the Houston Press.

– Gale and Harold Green cultivated a small-batch barbecue sauce business in Dallas.

– The CW 33 named their favorite barbecue joints in Dallas.

– The Dallas Observer is loving Winner’s BBQ in Plano:


Cochon 555 is bringing its heritage hog cooking competition to Houston on 02/28. 

– Tickets are on sale for Red Dirt BBQ Festival which will be in Tyler on 05/14. 

– The Houston BBQ Festival is at NRG Park on 05/22 and tickets are on sale. 

– Munchies profiles Ronnie Killen:


– The San Francisco area is hopping with barbecue joint openings.

– BBQ Joint, a Mexican-inspired barbecue restaurant is coming to Chicago.

– A new owner is coming in at Moore’s Old Tyme Barbecue in New Bern, North Carolina, but they’ll still be cooking with wood.

– There’s a movie scheduled for a 2017 release entitled East Texas Hot Links.

– Sad news out of Liberty County, Texas where a four-year-old was crushed to death by a barbecue smoker shaped like a pistol.

– Cross-referencing primary candidate preferences with barbecue sauce preferences: