– Good news! The price of beef plate short ribs is now at a three-year low. Those monster beef ribs are going to get cheaper.

– Party like a pitmaster:

– Two industry experts debate the effect that beef feedlots have on the environment.

– What it Takes to Make a Decent Living Raising Ethical Meat

A man is struck by lightning, survives, and becomes obsessed with barbecue. That’s the story in the novel “Man Alive!” It’s an old interview, but I was just recently pointed to it.

– And one more enters the grocery store barbecue rub game:


– According to the experts chosen by Thrillist, these are the best regional barbecue bites around the country. 

– Robb Walsh shares his seven dirty truths about barbecue with First We Feast. Big if true. 

– A Collaboration of Smoke coming to Houston this weekend:


Lamb bacon is the next bacon, or at least it should be.

– Burger Mary shows you how to make some smoked brisket popcorn.

– London does ribs:


– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt goes looking for some barbecue gold at the local HEB. 

– The Smoking Ho is impressed with Evie Mae’s BBQ in Lubbock. 

– Some boys from Atlanta came to Central (and North) Texas to get a taste of our barbecue

– Zagat chooses the ten hottest barbecue joints in Atlanta

– Quick-cook beef ribs:


– Heim Barbecue in Fort Worth launched a Kickstarter page to purchase a new smoker.

– The Pappa Charlie’s food truck in Houston is making plans for a more permanent home.

– Starbucks rolled out a new barbecue brisket sandwich. I had some thoughts on it.

– Schmidt Family Barbecue has expanded to a new Lakeway location.


– Huffington Post profiles barbecue Renaissance man John Markus

– Bon Appétit profiled barbecue author Johnny Fugitt

– Black’s BBQ and Swift’s Attic teamed up on a monster burger earlier this week:


– Some big names are teaming up for Southern Smoke in Houston on 10/11. Aaron Franklin, Rodney Scott, and Sean Brock will join Chris Shepherd at Underbelly for the event.

– The Bitter Southerner website is now hosting all the BBQ videos produced by the SFA.

– The creepiest butchery video I’ve ever seen, especially just after the 5:00 mark: