– Waypoints named BARBQ, SMOKE, RIBBS, and BRSKT exist in the Kansas City (ZKC) sky country.
– The best barbecue in America is in Georgia, says TripAdvisor:
— CNN Wire (@CNNWire) May 20, 2015
– Also, the best barbecue in America according to author Johnny Fugitt, is in Texas.
– The Smoking Ho is a fan of The Brisket House in Houston.
– The Dallas Observer gives a mostly positive review to Meat U Anywhere BBQ in Grapevine.
– Eater calls Hometown Barbecue in New York City the best barbecue in the city.
– The best barbecue in Chicago is:
My annual State of the Barbecue Address. Or something like that: http://t.co/4MhlJ3uELE
— Michael Gebert (@skyfullofbacon) May 19, 2015
– In a major reach, Food & Wine compares Paris’s hot new barbecue joint The Beast to Austin’s Franklin BBQ, sort of.
– Tim Rattray of the Granary in San Antonio offered his recipe for St. Louis style ribs to Food & Wine magazine.
– John Lewis of la Barbecue and soon-to-be Lewis Barbecue in Charleston, SC is profiled in Garden & Gun magazine.
– “Spot on” might be a stretch, but hey, BBQ in Italy:
— NY Times Travel (@nytimestravel) May 12, 2015
– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt adds his thoughts on Aaron Franklin’s James Beard win. He agrees with it ultimately, but not before tearing apart the restaurant’s food.
– John Lewis of la Barbecue is teaming up with Revelry Brewing to create Lean or Fat Lager for the brewery summer barbecue series.
– “The cook who makes their own bacon enters a different arena from the one who roasts their own pork.”
– “Meat is a very lusty thing to eat.”:
— Eater (@Eater) May 15, 2015
– The 2nd Annual Kosher BBQ Challenge will take place in Dallas in August, and they are looking for interested competitors.
– Tickets are on sale for CigarB-Que, and event combining barbecue, cigars, and cocktails in Austin on 5/28.
– Joe Hamel talks about his barbecue sauce business and his time on the competition circuit which he calls “NASCAR for fat kids.”
– The Shed BBQ team took home the top spot at Memphis in May this year. Here’s a full list of the winners.
– Go along with Aaron Franklin for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Austin:
– Aaron Franklin will cook with John Tesar at Knife for a RED fundraising dinner on June 1st.
– Jim Shahin reviews Aaron Franklin’s new book in the Washington Post. He says “The book is a combination love letter and how-to manual.”
– The new PBS show BBQ with Franklin premieres tonight.
– Road Trip!
— Mashable (@mashable) May 20, 2015
– Garden & Gun created this bucket list of Southern barbecue.
– Robert Moss names the five best barbecue sides for Southern Living.
– Bone Daddy’s BBQ created this infographic to show the different styles of barbecue across Texas.
– Davila’s BBQ in Seguin has started posting a series of “In the Pit” videos on their YouTube channel:
– Howard Conyers is featured in New Orleans Magazine. “His specialties are barbecue and rockets.”
– A chef and a pig caterer are opening Picnic “a modern barbecue restaurant” in North Durham, North Carolina.
– Grilling with lava:
– The Houston Chronicle profiles Robert West who owns one of the only halal barbecue joints in the country – Chopped N Smoked.
– Patrick Feges is cooking a whole hog for the two year anniversary celebration of Houston’s D&T Drive In on 5/30.
– Texas Style Bar-B-Que in Madisonville, Texas suffered a devastating fire.
– Smoking Oak BBQ has opened in Mercedes, Texas.
– Ed Sheeran likes Mike Anderson’s BBQ in Dallas:
— Robert Wilonsky (@RobertWilonsky) May 17, 2015
– New Zealand has officially recognized animals as “sentient beings” by law.
– From Munchies, a truly fascinating discussion of whether or not dinosaur meat would taste like chicken.
– Behold, the Swineapple:
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 15, 2015