– Wayne Mueller is at the World Expo in Milan, Italy serving up Texas BBQ:


– Gothamist calls these the best barbecue joints in NYC

– Here are the best barbecue joints in Washington DC according to DC List. 

– Charisma news warns us about how “How Secular Media Is Manipulating Minds and Destroying America,” with a lesson from a not-so-real reality show filmed at Cooper’s BBQ in Fort Worth in 2013. 

– Louie Mueller Barbecue won an award from Chowzter for best dish on the planet for his smoked beef ribs:


– A Houston Dunkin Donuts franchise is unhappy about nearby Brooks’ Place Barbecue selling breakfast tacos. They went so far as to take down his signs advertising tacos, before relenting in the whole affair.

– Fix.com provides this guide for grilling pork ribs.

10 Reasons Your Barbecue Isn’t as Good as Ronnie Killen’s from Houstonia.

– #TBT, Wayne Mueller edition:


– The Dallas Observer profiles a few barbecue food trucks around the DFW area. 

– Register by next Monday for a spot in the Camp Craig Allen barbecue competition

– Three Texas barbecue joints are in the top four of USA Today’s reader’s choice poll about barbecue in America. 

Dickey’s BBQ is using big data to track sales and much more, and they call it Smoke Stack. “For example if we’ve seen lower than expected sales one lunchtime, and know we have an amount of ribs there, we can put out a text invitation to people in the local area for a ribs special…” 

– For some underrated NC BBQ:


– Southern Living’s Robert Moss travels to Texas to explore our culture of smoked sausage.

– Garden & Gun recognizes three San Antonio barbecue hot spots.

– Tim Rattray is the chef at one of those San Antonio hot spots, the Granary, and he’s cooking a special dinner tonight in Dallas with chef John Tesar at Knife.

– David Gorman is leaving Uncle Dan’s BBQ in Waco to open his own joint called Honky Tonk Kid BBQ.

– Of course Rick Perry’s announcement today in Addison of a presidential run will include BBQ:


– The Smoking Ho isn’t impressed with Ironwood BBQ in Austin that replaced Blue Ox at the Buzz Mill coffee shop. 

– Burger Mary moved to Austin recently and has launched a redesigned website with a journal of her eating adventures around Texas. 

– Jambo’s Rib Shack of Rendon is expanding with a new location in Arlington

– A new ag-gag law in North Carolina is going to make raising barbecue hogs much less transparent.


– Between dwindling beef herds and decreased American appetite for beef, the cost of cow hides for shoes and other leather products has shot up.

– First We Feast lets barbecue author Wes Berry tell them about some underrated barbecue in Kentucky.

– The Big Apple BBQ Bock Party is coming to New York next week, and Eater has your full guide to the event.

– A panel of barbecue celebrities will be on hand at Hill Country BBQ in Manhattan just before the Big Apple BBQ Block Party for a series called “The Brisket Sessions.”

– Watch Cousin’s BBQ compete on Big Bad BBQ Battle, and see a New Yorker refer to brisket as “fall off the bone tender”:


– Aaron Franklin came to Dallas to cook a special collaboration dinner at Knife with chef John Tesar. The DMN has more photos of the dishes served.

– Eater talks to Sara Robertson, the producer of BBQ With Franklin on PBS to see what it’s like to work with Mr. Franklin.

– A middle-schooler named Desmond runs a new service called the BBQ Fast Pass where he waits in line at Franklin Barbecue in Austin for a fee.

– Hungry for Central Texas style BBQ?