– It’s Texas Monthly BBQ Week. You have two more days to indulge on special menu items at joints across the state. A percentage of proceeds to benefit Foodways Texas. Read about it here, here, here, and here.

– There was a North vs. South barbecue competition in Gettysburg. Here are the results.

– So they’re selling smoked water these days. Worse yet, people are buying it. Don’t they know this is essentially diluted liquid smoke?

Smoked water


– KD’s BBQ in Midland has organized a music tour called KD’s Backyard BBQ using their barbecue joint as an intimate live music venue.

– The Chew dedicated last week to barbecue. Here’s an episode featuring Smoke in Dallas.

– Charcoal or gas? What does science say?


– Adam Perry Lang has set up a giant smoker on a trailer in the middle of a parking lot in LA for a pop-up. He stays on site for three days during the middle of the week.

– A barbecue glossary from a man named Meathead.

– First, there is a blog called “Meat Counter Mom”. Second, she writes about beef slaughter sometimes.


– Could horse slaughter be coming back to the US? The Italians seems to like it, but I’m not sure how curious I am about equine brisket.

– A very dark short story about ribs and crime from the Southern Foodways Alliance monthly newsletter Gravy.

– The Smoking Ho Blog (seriously) has some great things to say about Micklethwait Craft Meats.

– A cool photo of Salt Lick back in the day


– A Franklin Barbecue alum will open a barbecue joint in Brooklyn.

– A Dallas native has become known as the “Brisket King of Seattle”. He did some barbecue searching across Texas, went back home to Seattle and bought a smoker.

– After a dispute with his previous partners, Kenny Hatfield left to open his own Hatfield’s BBQ in Rockport, Texas.

– The Daily Meal makes up for last year’s lackluster BBQ road trip map with a new route that includes a few more Texas stops including and important stop in Dallas.



– Chinese beef consumption is way up. An increase in demand from billions overseas probably won’t do anything to ease the rise in beef prices here in the States.

– You know the love of barbecue is spreading when Detroit’s Metro Times can dedicate an entire issue to the smoked stuff.

– Sadly, Dewey Fitzpatrick of Greenville, Texas had passed. He once ran the Spare Rib (closed in 2004) and was featured in National Geographic in 1980.