– A new class of the Barbecue Hall of Fame has been named. This year, Ed Fisher, Steven Raichlen, and Paul Kirk will be inducted.

– Tim Carman of the Washington Post examines the rise of the urban barbecue joint, and credits Aaron Franklin for bringing barbecue back to the cities.

– Wayne Mueller teaching the Japanese some tips on smoking beef ribs:


– The Houston Chronicle explores pairing wine with barbecue in California. 

– J C Reid of the Houston Chronicle provides some great options for a barbecue road trip

– Operation BBQ Relief is exploring deployment locations in Texas to respond to the flooding

– Smokestack BBQ did some barbecue experimentation. The full results can be found here, here, here, here, and here:


– Fearing’s in Dallas is hosting a Father’s Day barbecue event.

– Aaron Franklin will be in Dallas signing copies of his new book at Wild Detectives book store. There will be sausage and beer.

– Next Monday, Aaron Franklin is cooking with John Tesar at a sold out dinner at Knife restaurant, but tickets are still available for another Knife collaboration dinner on Thursday, June 4th with Tim Rattray from the Granary.

– Better late than never:


– Roy Maynard of Tyler penned a humorous editorial about Governor Abbott’s love of barbecue sauce

– The Tyler Morning Telegraph looks at the big business of barbecue in East Texas. 

– The original Bodacious Bar-B-Q in Longview will reopen on June 4th. 

– A profile of Tom & Bingo’s Bar-B-Q in Lubbock, owned and operated by Dwayne Clanton. 

– Great, but often overlooked, cuts of beef:


– There’s a new barbecue review blog on the scene called BBQ Recon.

– CBS DFW names five contenders for the best local barbecue joints, including a couple newcomers.

– In Austin, Jay Leno prefers Iron Works BBQ.

– H-E-B will bring an in-store restaurant “True Texas BBQ” to Odessa in a new store.

– Test-tube beef is getting cheaper:


– Our State Magazine explores the origin of Eastern and Western North Carolina barbecue with some help from John Shelton Reed. 

– A woman in Indiana stabbed another woman in the eye after being accused of taking the last rib from the kitchen. 

– Food Republic offers this list of barbecue competitions all over the world this year. 

– A visit to the Salt Lick:


– The newly christened BBQ Capital of Illinois is Murphysboro.

– Bloomberg calls Meathead Goldwyn “a sort of cross between Guy Fieri and Bill Nye the Science Guy.”

– David Carter traveled all over Texas eating barbecue before heading back to England and opening Smokestak.

– Six crazy ways to grill a steak from Steven Raichlen.

– Someone was very unhappy with the Dickey’s BBQ in Uptown Dallas: