– Say it with me. “Whiskey-Flavored Pigs.”

– Twelve great examples of barbecue on scripted television shows.

– Another Rudy’s is coming to Houston:


– The Smoking Ho visits Fushack’s in San Marcos and is impressed with the brisket. 

Jon Favreau on Aaron Franklin: “He showed me how to slice a brisket and now I smoke my own brisket at home.” 

– Check out these photos from the Red Dirt BBQ Festival a couple weeks back. 

– National Geographic did some filming with Tyler’s BBQ in Amarillo:


– Tripadvisor compiled a list of the best barbecue in the country. Austin’s Franklin Barbecue was #1, but in their state-by-state ranking Texas was #3 with the top spot going to…Georgia

– Here’s a response to that bogus list by WFAA, which was also carried by CNN

– Here’s what the aftermath looks like of a pit grease fire

– If you plan your concert viewing around your barbecue options: 


Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ in Alabama does an interview with Food Republic and discusses the myth of the four major barbecue regions.

– This interview between Steven Raichlen and Dinosaur BBQ’s John Stage includes a rib recipe.

– Thrillist employed someone who knows about Chicago barbecue to compile a list of the best in the city.

– Here’s a complete guide to eating smoked brisket in New York.

– The Salt Lick is expanding to Houston, sort of:


– Jay Rayner reviews the American barbecue at London’s Big Easy. Thanks to American pitmaster Kenny Callaghan, the place is doing good work. 

– Thrillist recommends The Blues Kitchen for barbecue in London. 

– A colorful look at barbecue styles around the world

– Texas BBQ is coming to Seattle soon. Jack’s BBQ will be serving slow smoked brisket. 

– On Michael Pollan, Ed Mitchell, and the SFA as matchmaker. 

– Pecan Lodge has moved, and the fire still works:


– Did we mention that Pecan Lodge is no longer in the Dallas Farmers Market?

Burgers, BBQ & Beer will be held this Sunday in San Antonio as part of Culinaria.

– The Daily Blender suggests a trip to La Barbecue if you have just 48 hours in Austin.

The Tennessean recommends Billy’s Oak Acres in Fort Worth to its Nashville readers.

– An employee of Curly’s Carolina, Texas BBQ in Round Rock was arrested for stealing from the restaurant.

– Future pitmaster:


– “An emerging concept for the fast casual restaurant sector is barbecue,” according to Meatingplace. 

BBQ Crawl starring Danielle Dimovski is coming back to the Travel Channel for another season. 

– A new show Frankenfood was filming in Lockhart at Black’s BBQ. 

– Thrillist provides this list of the best barbecue festivals in the country. 

– Roy Perez of Kreuz Market in Lockhart took a trip down the street to Mad Jack’s BBQ food truck, also in Lockhart, to try out the competition: