– The Austin Health & Human Services Committee will meet again on 08/03, and item #5 on their agenda is “Discussion and possible action on the initiation of a code amendment to mitigate the effects of smoke emissions from restaurants and mobile food vendors near residentially zoned areas.”

– A serious look at BBQ rubs:


– Barbecue television host Steven Raichlen says smoking is the new grilling

– Those Harvard engineers who designed the Williams Sonoma smoker get their stint in the New York Times spotlight. 

– First We Feast shares some barbecue slang terms from around the country to help you with your smoked meat vocabulary. 

– Sausage Fest!


A history of Chicago style barbecue from the Amazing Ribs barbecue site is more in depth than anything else I’ve seen on Chicago’s barbecue.

– Southern Living looks at the many pit styles used in Southern barbecue.

– First We Feast offers this list of the most underrated barbecue in Alabama.

– The Will Watson blog tackles the history of smoked brisket.

– Franklin Barbecue brisket & ramen today:


– These are the most creative barbecue joints in Austin according to Zagat. 

Franklin Barbecue in Austin is closed for vacation until 7/31. 

– La Kiva in Terlingua will reopen after some extensive remodeling. It was closed after the mysterious death of the owner Glenn Felts, but new owners John and Josie Holroyd promise, “We will have barbecue – I can’t open without barbecue.” 

Rudy’s BBQ will be opening soon in Fort Worth. 

– Texas BBQ in Dublin:


– This explanation of American barbecue history in London’s Telegraph newspaper is surprisingly accurate.

– London restaurant Red’s True BBQ offers up their recipe for smoked pork ribs in the Telegraph.

BrisketFest 2015 is coming to London next month.

– The 2015 Kosher BBQ Championship is coming to Dallas on 10/25.

– The best barbecue in Louisiana:


– Texas Brew & BBQ visits Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin and enjoys the tacos. 

– BBQ Recon tries out Branch BBQ in Austin, but doesn’t find much to return for. 

A new barbecue joint has opened in San Angelo, and it’s already gotten this glowing review. 

– The Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary mix from Stiles Switch BBQ in Austin will be available in stores soon. 

– Hinze’s BBQ in Wharton is operating out of a temporary location until they can reopen after last year’s fire:

Hinze’s BBQ temporary location in Wharton. Starting construction on new place soon. #bbq #txbbq

A photo posted by J.C. Reid (@jcreidtx) on Jul 21, 2015 at 9:55am PDT


– The Slow Bone BBQ in Dallas has great barbecue, but their fried chicken was named best in Dallas by D Magazine.

– WFAA in Dallas is highlighting some backyard “BBQ Bosses.” This one brings his Memphis style to Carrollton.

The Dallas Cowboys Club opened at DFW Airport and Texas style brisket is on the menu.

– Vince Wilfork describes his love for barbecue to Houstonia Magazine:


– Zagat lists some of their favorite barbecue around the country.

– Yahoo suggests these US road trips, including the South Carolina barbecue trail.

– Some barbecue style explanations are more humorous than others. Did you know that Central Texas is known for its mustard-based sauce, and North Carolina is all about the ribs?

– Consolidated Foodservice has named the best barbecue joint in every state, calling Killen’s Barbecue tops in Texas.

– Beer to the rescue: