Texas BBQ Week is still going strong for a few more days.

– Looking for golf and barbecue together?


– KCBS is planning to donate 100,000 barbecue meals over the next year in their 100KCBS Meals Mission

– Michael Black of Terry Black’s BBQ in Austin has some feelings about Black’s BBQ opening in Austin. 

– A few tips for smoking a great brisket compiled by Steven Raichlen. 

– More tips on smoking a brisket

– John Mueller responds to a few recent Austin BBQ lists:


– Yahoo puts together their list of the ten best barbecue joints in the country, and Texas takes three spots.

– OpenTable users rated the thirty best barbecue joints (that have a reservation system) in the country. Four are from Texas.

– Thrillist uses a panel of folks in the food industry to vote on the best barbecue joints in Austin.

– Austin is getting another barbecue food truck.

– A brisket slicer in the making:


Ray’s BBQ Shack is profiled by the Houston Chronicle. 

– Texas Highways Magazine calls Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ in Tyler “a true Texas success story.” 

Daniel Brown of Brown’s Bar-B-Que in Austin is profiled by Eater. 

 This one is a several months old, but I just found it and it’s too good not to share. A blogger had a bad experience at Bartley’s in Grapevine, and then accuses them of bribery



– John Lewis of Austin’s La Barbecue took some smoked beef to Charleston to introduce South Carolina to real Texas barbecue. They called it the SC-TX Invitational.

– The Charleston Post & Courier provided some advice for the SC pork eaters on how best to enjoy smoked beef.

– Here’s a slideshow from the SC-TX BBQ invitational.

– Texas-style BBQ in Manhattan:


– Even Vogue is talking about barbecue in this article about smoked meat in New York. They highlight a few joints with plenty of Texas flavor. 

– Marley’s Central Texas BBQ in Albuquerque is reviewed. 

– A Texas-style barbecue joint opens in Australia. 

– “German Sausage Makers Fined for Price-Fixing” by the German Federal Cartel Authority. 

– J.C. Reid of the Houston Chronicle explores Chinese barbecue

– I scream, you scream, we all scream for Meat Fruit

– A solid guide to American barbecue:


– Fed Man Walking reviews Scotty’s BBQ in Austin.

– The Austinot found plenty to like at La Barbecue.

– Smoking Ho profiles Evan LeRoy of Freedmen’s Bar in Austin.

– The #81 favorite dish of the Dallas Observer is the Toddfather sandwich at Cattleack Barbecue.

– Seven great barbecue food trucks in America.

– So many best barbecue out there this week: Toronto, San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, and the entire country.

– President Obama went to Franklin Barbecue in Austin…

– …and he cut the line at Franklin… 

– …and some people were unhappy about it

– More on Obama’s visit to Franklin Barbecue here, here, and here.

– Butter and barbecue drippings? Yes, please: