– Rougned Odor’s punch earned him free barbecue for life in Ft. Worth:


– Looking for meat in Dallas? Here are seven great meat markets in the area. 

– Dallas pitmaster Clyde Biggins has been trying to stage a barbecue comeback for a few years, but now faces a major personal setback after his home burns down. 

– Melissa Cookston knows a thing or two about whole hog:


Smoked, a new barbecue competition show, is coming to Destination America next month.

– The American Royal barbecue competition is leaving Missouri in favor of Kansas.

– A chapter from Rien Fertel’s new book, The One True Barbecue, is excerpted on the SFA website.

– Not everybody loves how they were portrayed in Fertel’s new book:


– JC Reid from the Houston Chronicle dispels a few barbecue myths. Smoke ring, anyone? 

– Ronnie Killen of Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is taking off the pounds. He’s lost 90 pounds since January. 

– Steven Raichlen and Aaron Franklin together in Austin next week:


– Raichlen will be in Amarillo the day prior, and in a preview interview for the event he talks about why he loves Texas barbecue.

– Lucky Peach will also be in Austin next week hosting a Springtime Sausage Social.

– Nick Offerman loves brisket when he comes to Texas, even if it’s from Whole Foods.

– An argument you won’t see in Texas:


– John Lewis’s coming barbecue joint in Charleston is now sporting a new bovine mural

Mark Gabrick, who once owned Cowboys BBQ in Colleyville, is opening a Texas-style barbecue joint in Sarasota, Florida. 

– A look at the Red Dirt BBQ Festival:


– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt also attended the Red Dirt BBQ Festival, and filed this report.

– If you’ve seen the new Heinz Texas barbecue sauce, then meet the man behind the recipe, Robert Sierra.

– Dive into regional barbecue sauces all over the country.

– There’s a barbecue joint in Lithuania:


– Andrew Zimmern talks with the owners of La Barbecue about their favorite spots in Austin

– A new barbecue joint called Under the Tower Barbecue, is coming to Georgetown Round Rock. 

– Look at the marbling on that shoe: