– Brisket and pickle pizza alert:


– The BBQ Recon team headed out to the Brotherton/LeRoy pop-up in Pflugerville and filed a report.

– Stiles Switch in Austin is hosting 39 bands in 4 days during SX Stiles Switch starting March 15th.

– Former La Barbecue pitmaster Jack Zizzo will focus on unique cuts for his barbecue pop-up Birdhouse BBQ.

– The evolution of American barbecue has always been fueled by immigrants:


– An unlikely barbecue bandit has been on the loose at Stillwater Barbecue in Abilene.

– A new list of Texas barbecue joints ranks the 11 best barbecue sandwiches in the state.

– Fodor’s looked across the country to find their 10 favorite styles of American barbecue.

– Tiny Truth Barbecue in Brenham is adding on:


– Jackson Street BBQ in Houston is hosting a country and western version of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in a musical event called Das Barbecü.

– The line-up for Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck festival in Austin has been released and there’s plenty of barbecue talent.

– David Chang is asked for his last meal request, and provides a complicated scenario that includes Franklin Barbecue brisket.

– Another chain jumping on the brisket bandwagon:


– A barbecue team from Iowa came down to Texas to take the top spot in the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

– BrisketTown, a barbecue joint on the leading edge of the Brooklyn barbecue boom, is closing up for good.

Mississippi barbecue tries its best to get out of the shadow of Memphis.

– Looking to the younger generation of Texas pitmasters:


– The Houston Chronicle traveled to London for a barbecue meal at Smokestak and found a pitmaster inspired by Texas.

– Yes, Infowars host, Alex Jones prefers to eat his barbecue shirtless according to a German magazine.

– Here’s visual proof, but no word on where the barbecue is from: