– “It’s funny with barbecue, because the most beloved barbecue places in the South, by and large, serve the shittiest barbecue.” – Alton Brown

– Is wood versus gas really the debate?


– The Cyclone Corral, southeast of Temple, has opened for the season, but only on Fridays and Saturdays. 

– Lupe Limon, formerly of Quality Packers Smokehouse in Victoria, is venturing out on his own to open Limon’s BBQ

– Tickets are on sale for Pints in the Park, a Waco event pairing beer and barbecue. 

– The Champions Dinner at this year’s Masters featured “Authentic Texas Barbecue.”:


– Tiger Woods was impressed with Jordan Spieth’s selection of Texas barbecue calling it “unreal food.”

– A journalist from Anniston, Alabama went to a random barbecue joint in New York that’s beloved by no one, had a bad meal, and confirmed to himself that New York doesn’t have good barbecue.

– After a down year last year, the Big Apple BBQ Block Party will be back in New York this June.

– Arlington Eats visits Oh My BBQ:


– Guy Martin of Garden & Gun offers some tips on how to spot a good barbecue joint while on the road.

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt maps out some options for barbecue that comes with a side of bluebonnets.

– The Smoking Ho stopped in San Antonio to give King’s Hwy Brew & Q a try.

– A KC-style joint in Dallas won a barbecue competition in Fort Worth with pulled pork:


– The Star Telegram asked around at the BBQ Showdown to gauge the crowd’s BBQ IQ

– Houstonia Magazine stops in at Ray’s BBQ Shack for smoked meats and fried catfish. 

– The Houston Chronicle examines how boxed beef led to the rise in brisket’s popularity. 

– How to smoke sausage on your grill:


– Weber released a new grill/smoker combo cooker called the Summit, and Amazing Ribs has the review.

Hutchins BBQ in McKinney will be featured at the James Beard House in NYC in June.

– The Post & Courier offers a preview to the many barbecue books on their way to bookstore shelves.

– Elliott Moss of Buxton Hall in NC cooks whole hog barbecue:

The Pitmaster from Schedulefly on Vimeo.


– Food & Wine says these are the best barbecue joints in Kansas City.

– Texas style barbecue comes to Iowa with Kue’d.

– One of the best BBQ joints in Dallas is expanding:


– Your cash is no longer good at La Barbecue in Austin. 

– Texas Standard talks restaurant franchising, and uses Franklin Barbecue as a holdout example. 

– Matthew Odam of the Austin American Statesman is in the midst of a statewide barbecue tour. Follow along here

– Celebrity chef Michael Symon released the menu of his new barbecue joint in Cleveland:


– Eric Aldis, and pitmaster Brett Jackson (formerly of Louie Mueller Barbecue) will open Midtown BBQ in Houston later this month.

– The Houston Chronicle remembers Carlton Gould, longtime pitmaster at Pizzitola’s BBQ who passed away in February.

Harold Christian, the barbecue legend of Harold’s Pit Bar-B-Q in Abilene has passed away.

– Here’s Harold leading his customers in song in 2009: