– A Field Guide to the American Sandwich from the NYT. Texas chopped beef gets some love, but the best photo is from Iowa.

Louis McMillan of McMillan’s Famous Bar-B-Q in Fannin, Texas was recently recognized by the State Senate of Texas for his work in barbecue.

– Responding to the smoker resolution in Austin:


– The When on Earth site looks at barbecue styles around the world

– Steven Raichlen provides a recipe for jerk chicken at home

Charcoal is the latest ingredient craze on cocktail menus. 

– John Mueller and LeAnn Mueller look to have buried the hatchet:


Brisket is getting popular in North Carolina now, and Old Cape Fear Smoked Meats is the latest to serve it up in this pork-heavy barbecue state.

A $25,000 barbecue pit was stolen from Holy Smoke BBQ in Gahanna, Ohio.

– Another stolen smoker. This one’s in Austin:


– Examiner talks with Myron Mixon, “the winningest man in barbecue,” about his upcoming event in Norco, California. 

– In case your KCBS brisket game isn’t that strong, maybe enter the Rib Rivalry

– Southern Living provides these BBQ 101 videos from Chris Prieto. 

– Aaron Franklin goes to Hollywood:


– It’s not all good news at Franklin Barbecue. A hit and run driver drove right through their wall yesterday.

– After wining the Masters, Dallas native Jordan Spieth gets to choose the menu for next year’s Champions Dinner. “It would be some form of Texas BBQ,” he told CNN.

– A San Antonio Spur is a big BBQ fan as well. “Out of action with an injury, Aron Baynes drove to Austin after a rehab session to join about 250 other brisket buffs at Franklin. As he waited for two and a half hours, Baynes hobbled to the car every 30 minutes to ice and retreat his ankle.”

– Aaron Franklin also has a new TV show coming. A preview:


– San Antonio Magazine names the best new barbecue in the city, but there’s too many to name just one. Included are the Smoke Shack, B&D Icehouse, and Dignowity Meats. 

– A new barbecue joint, A&T BBQ Bar, will open soon in San Antonio. 

HEB’s new 3009 restaurant will open tomorrow in Schertz, just north of San Antonio. Among other items, barbecue will be on the menu. 

– The Rib Crib in Oklahoma is supporting their home team with smoked meat art:


– The Dallas Observer likes their brisket fatty at the Feed Store BBQ in Southlake.

Red’s BBQ has opened near Douglassville, Texas.

– Andrew Zimmern shares his favorite barbecue joints around the country, and one of them is in Texas.

– Texas BBQ (the sausage at least) is coming to Boston on a burger:


– New Orleans-based VooDoo BBQ & Grill is coming to Waco. 

– Gary Zacharias, owner of Coach’s Bar-B-Q in McGregor will open Coach’s Smoke in Waco soon. 

– Dickey’s Barbecue is one of America’s fastest growing restaurant chains

– The Daily Meal is looking for America’s best barbecue chain

– Black’s BBQ is bringing a BBQ food truck to Austin this summer:


– Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is listed as one of the coolest businesses in the Houston area by Business Insider.

– Andy Staples writes about his glorious visit to Killen’s Barbecue, and throws in a Louie Mueller/Deion Sanders reference, in this week’s Punt, Pass, and Pork.

– The Houston Chronicle discusses the finer points of beef barbacoa with a tip about where to get some good versions in Texas.

– Nabbed him: