– On the disappearance of black–owned BBQ joints in the South:


– The World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Cookoff is happening this weekend at the Houston Stock Show. 

– Looking for recipes of barbecue sides? The Houston Chronicle has collected these great ones from some local pitmasters. 

– The Houston BBQ Festival creators are getting into the dinner series game with a March 20th collaboration featuring Corkscrew BBQ in Spring and 24 Waterway in the Woodlands. 

– Peace, Love & Barbecue is a new YouTube series from 17th Street BBQ in Illinois.


– I think we found the oldest barbecue joint in Texas

– If you need a barbecue Frito pie fix in Austin, the Smoking Ho has you covered. 

– The Scrumptious Chef takes a look around at the brisket prices in Austin

– Pending lawsuits be damned, the barbecue will be served:


– The Dallas Morning News brings us a feature on Camp Brisket by Foodways Texas.

– These are 11 brisket secrets the DMN collected while at Camp Brisket.

– The Kansas City Star recommends the meat market style barbecue at Lockhart Smokehouse in Dallas.

– #YearOfPastrami


– The Star Telegram is lukewarm on a new Soulman’s BBQ location, calling it “reliable, mass-market barbecue.” 

Good Union Urban BBQ is open in Richardson at the new Cityline development. 

– England now has a barbecue magazine:


– Stan Hays of Operation BBQ Relief wins the Humanitarian Award from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.

– How an Alabama pitmaster and his wife used the Cooking Light diet to drop 115 lbs.

– Texas BBQ to the rescue: