– How Jon Favreau lured Bill Murray with a smoked brisket:


– Eater Austin takes a good look at the current barbecue truck scene in Austin. 

– BBQ Recon tries the new Cooper’s BBQ in Austin and is impressed. 

– The Live Fire event in Austin was a meaty success, and Eater Austin has the details. 

– Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took in some barbecue in Austin:


– The Golf Channel had a great Texas barbecue meal at Jackson St. BBQ in Houston.

– The Food Network will premiere a new show next month called Kids BBQ Championship.

– The Multi Briefs website listed their picks for the ten best barbecue joints in the country.

– A new kid on the block in North Carolina:


– Firefighters responded to a pit fire at Martin’s Place in Bryan, Texas at 10:00am. The restaurant then posted on their Facebook page that they’d have to wait until noon to open

– J C Reid of the Houston Chronicle mulls over his perfect barbecue order

– The Houston Chronicle profiled Eric Aldis who is about to open Midtown BBQ with pitmaster Brett Jackson. 

– Francis Mallmann brings his brand of Argentinian barbecue to the States:


– Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse will open in Terminal E at DFW Airport tomorrow. They’ve also announced that the original location will move to 24 hour service starting May 10th.

– The San Antonio Current shares 16 of their favorite local barbecue joints.

– Cleveland, Ohio got a new barbecue joint from a television star:


– Cleveland also gained another new Texas-style barbecue joint in The Proper Pig.

– Some Knoxville, Tennessee residents tried to eliminate barbecue food trucks, but a new ordinance allows them with a setback requirement.

– Cruiser magazine follows a bikers barbecue tour through the Texas Hill Country.

– Check the 6:20 mark to learn about barbecue perfume: