– How do you define what “real” barbecue is?


If you’re a barbecue cook, you probably use salt, but what do you know about the salt you’re using? Jess Pryles shares some salty knowledge. 

– Here’s a list of everything that effects the flavor of your barbecue, from the wood to the sauce. 

– Thrillist explains the many barbecue regions around the country

– Which Texans are coming to the Big Apple BBQ Block Party this year?


– Gothamist explores the many styles of barbecue that can be enjoyed around New York, and helps to find the best representations.

– Mike Johnston of the Savory Spice company took a massive barbecue road trip around the country. Here’s his wrap-up of the barbecue regions he encountered.

– A New Yorker traveled cross country on a Citi Bike, and stopped in Amarillo for some barbecue at Tyler’s.

– BBQ Recon heads to Miller’s Smokehouse in Belton to try the barbecue.

– A new BBQ joint in the Austin area:


– The Smokin’ Blues and BBQ Festival is coming to Duncanville, Texas this weekend. 

– The Big D BBQ Battle is being held this weekend in Dallas. 

– The Kansas City Star offers a list of recommended barbecue joints in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

– Robert Moss on early airport barbecue:


– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt has this list of recent Houston barbecue openings, and some that are in the works.

Pappa Charlie’s Barbeque owner Wesley Jurena shared some insight into what it’s like to run his Houston barbecue joint. One tip is not to quadruple a barbecue sauce recipe.

– A new location of Brisket House is open in Houston.

The Wooden Spoke was forced to move from their location in Magnolia, but will reopen in a new spot on June 1st.

– The Secretary of State enjoys TX BBQ:


– Southern Living’s Daily South blog shares a list of newsworthy items in the world of barbecue. 

– Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker in Nashville talks about the business side of barbecue including marketing and land ownership. 

– “Anthony DiBernardo, owner and ‘smokeman’ at Swig and Swine [in South Carolina] tells News 2 ‘this will make it the 5th time someone has driven by and called in a fire.’” 

– Papa Kay Joe’s, a popular Tennessee barbecue joint, suffered heavy damage from an overnight fire

– Bourdain loves pig on a spit: