– Kelly Yandell began homeschooling her son this year, and created BBQ Thursday as part of his curriculum. He passed with flying colors.

– A new look at BBQ around the country:


– 13 year old Ty Machado from Seguin will compete on the Food Network’s Kids BBQ Championship. 

– 12 year old Carter Hall from Austin will also compete in the Kids BBQ Championship. 

– Definitely a Raging Cajun:


– Better Homes & Gardens is getting into the barbecue list game. Here are their ten favorite in Texas.

– Here’s an interview with Texas native Chris Fultz and Alex Graf about their ZZQ barbecue business in Virginia.

– The KC Star has a great story about Bill Chaney, a brick layer who has built many of Kansas City’s iconic barbecue pits.

– Listen up:


– A Savannah barbecue classic, Johnny Harris, will close this weekend after 90 years. 

– Schmidt Family Barbecue has closed its Lakeway location while the Bee Cave original remains open. 

– The Houston Chronicle discusses judging a barbecue joint by its cover

– ABC 13 featured Killen’s Barbecue and the former cafeteria building they inhabit in Pearland in a recent story. 

– Craig Hlavaty reports from the Houston BBQ Festival:


Ugly Duck BBQ, a new joint coming to the Houston area, was featured in the local paper.

Taste of the Nation is coming to Houston on 09/20, and benefits No Kid Hungry. There will be plenty of barbecue.

– Pinkerton’s BBQ promised a whole smoked alligator at the Houston BBQ Festival.

– And they delivered:


– The Fort Worth Business news talked to Travis and Emma Heim of Heim BBQ about their upcoming restaurant. 

– The Heims were also featured in Zagat’s 30 under 30 list. 

– The Heims offered Rougned Odor of the Rangers barbecue for life for his infamous punch, and in turn received death threats

– The Dallas Observer visits Mike’s Real Pit BBQ in Grand Prairie and finds some good ribs. 

Smoke in Dallas is hosting a dinner on 06/09 to benefit No Kid Hungry, and is bringing in some serious culinary firepower. 

– Jurassic Beef:


– BBQ Recon has been busy with reviews of the Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock, Nathan’s BBQ in Brenham, Tommy’s in Gun Barrel City, and Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland.

Riverport Bar-B-Que in Jefferson was voted as one of the best in the country by USA Today voters, and the local KLTV has the story.

– A BBQ-loving dog in Emory, Texas:

– Zagat created a video menu of the barbecue at Micklethwait Craft Meats in Austin. 

– The University of Texas’s QB coach has his own line of barbecue sauce at HEB. 

– This year’s class of the BBQ Hall of Fame has been announced: