– Southern Living’s Robert Moss released his list of the fifty best barbecue joints in the South.

– Some in Houston aren’t happy about being snubbed by Moss.

– Kansas City is named the best city for barbecue by Travel + Leisure. Don’t worry, they also think a pig head roasted in an oven is barbecue. It’s delicious, but it ain’t barbecue.

Golfer Davis Love III also has a list of his favorite barbecue joints in the country in Golf Magazine.

– People, rest your meat:


– After news broke of the BBQ Fast Pass business that helped customers bypass the line at Franklin Barbecue, the team at Franklin has made their stance on line surrogates clear. And here are more details from Austin 360. 

– Fed Man Walking takes a look at the tacos offerings from Smokey Denmark’s BBQ trailer in Austin. 

– There’s a new barbecue trail to follow in Texas. Check out the new site featuring the The Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail

– A sausage-fueled fire struck the pits at Willie’s BBQ in Austin:


– The Houston Chronicle created this slideshow of some great barbecue choices in Houston. And here’s a map of the Texas Hill Country for the Chronicle.

– You can support flood relief in Texas by eating barbecue in New York.

– Good Morning America featured barbecue from Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn:


– Texas Joe, among others, brings a taste of Texas barbecue to England, and the BBC has the story. 

– A barbecue festival in Montreal just finished up on Saint Laurent Boulevard. 

– If you’ll be in Milan, Italy next week, be sure to stop by Expo 2015 for a dinner with Tim Byres from Smoke in Dallas. 

The Theodore, a new restaurant from the owners of Smoke, will open in NorthPark Mall in Dallas this fall. 

– Ouch:


– Taste of Dallas is hosting a big barbecue competition this year with a total of $25,000 in prizes. The ticket-holding public can also judge a people’s choice contest.

– Eater Dallas reports on the Friday-only special at Sammy’s BBQ where they smoke beef brisket marinated in red wine.

– At Kent Rathbun’s new barbecue/burger restaurant Hickory, Eater Dallas finds a “menu is heavy on the smoked proteins, from housemade sausage to pepper-crusted Wagyu brisket.”

Billy’s Oak Acres in Fort Worth is expanding their hours and adding their popular chicken fried steak to the daily menu.

– The guy in this creepy drawing is important to the history of American barbecue. So says Robert Moss:


– The Soul Summit: A Conversation About Race, Identity, Power, and Food comes to Austin June 19-21. 

– The latest episode of the Gravy podcast features a historically significant barbecue pit found during a renovation of a municipal building in Lexington, North Carolina. 

– The Dallas Observer interviewed me about barbecue in Dallas. 

– The Fox Bros. cooked up some barbecue for dinner at the James Beard House last night including this smoked brisket ramen

– Wayne Mueller talks to Foodie Hub:


– The House of Representatives just made it harder for you to actually know where your meat comes from

– VinePair has chosen wine pairings the major American barbecue styles. Monastrell and Chardonnay supposedly go well with smoked brisket. 

– Meathead Goldwyn discusses beer can chicken on NPR’s Science Friday. 

– Cecil Cotten, uncle of the owners of Cotten’s Barbeque in Calallen, Texas outside of Corpus Christi, is taking the restaurant to court because of their name. 

– I guess it’s made from dead bodies anyway: