– “If there was a state meat, surely it would be brisket.”:

– The Dallas Observer wades into the barbecue sauce or no sauce debate.

– Conde Nast Traveler has chosen their list of the fifteen best barbecue cities in the country.

– Luke Russert is wrong on Texas barbecue:


– A native of Birmingham, Alabama has brought American barbecue to Seoul, South Korea with the opening of Linus’ Bama Style Barbecue. 

– Registration for the Cowboy Charcoal Fire & Ice Women’s Championship Barbeque Series has begun. 

Robert Sierra, a barbecue competitor from San Marcos, showed off his barbecue skills on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 

– These pitmasters (including one from Texas) created a new line of BBQ sauces for Heinz:


– Eater suggests eighteen great dishes in Houston. One is barbacoa, another is fried chicken at a barbecue joint, and yet another is a barbecue platter. 

– In Houston, chef Ben McPherson has left Silent Theatre Group to cook barbecue at El Burro & the Bull

– The Houston Chronicle highlights a few barbecue joints using leftovers and off cuts wisely. 

– They’re hosting barbecue festivals in Australia. The next one is in Brisbane:


– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt has a list of the barbecue joints affected by the Houston flooding.

– Burns BBQ in Houston donated barbecue sandwiches to some victims of the flooding in Houston.

– A man in Spring, Texas began spinning his pistol around during a water gun fight when it discharged and the bullet struck a 15 year old during a backyard barbecue.

– Killen’s Barbecue is hosting a barbecue benefit for Houston flood victims tomorrow:


– There are a whole bunch of barbecue books coming out this spring. 

– Dickey’s Barbecue is now selling its sausages at Wal-Mart

Peepsi’s BBQ in San Angelo has found a new permanent home downtown. 

– Alli Miller of KEYE tries her hand in the pit room of Stiles Switch:


– Fox 7 in Austin talked to Lance Kirkpatrick of Stiles Switch about the Austin Food & Wine Festival. 

– Guns Up BBQ takes a day trip to Austin to try Valentina’s and Micklethwait Craft Meats. 

– The New Braunfels Herald sings the praises of their local Rudy’s BBQ and the “staggering depth to their menu.” 

– Construction is underway in Dallas:


– “Bullock’s Bar-B-Que in Durham [North Carolina] will be closed the rest of the week following a fire on Wednesday morning.”

– Muskogee, Oklahoma has their very own brisket bandit.

– Afar magazine explores the less-than-well-known Santa Maria style barbecue.

– The church of barbecue: