– Livestock producers have increased supplies of hogs and cattle to a level described by Bloomberg as a “meat mountain.” Meat just keeps getting cheaper.

– Beware pitmasters. The Atlantic dives into the root causes of tuberculosis, and determines that it might have first developed in people sharing close quarters with a wood fire.

– BBQ Summer Camp:


– Two barbecue pits have been installed at Houston’s NRG stadium so Ronnie Killen can serve barbecue at the Texans home games. 

– The Houston Black Pages have compiled their list of the best black-owned barbecue joints in town. 

– Trent and Norma Brooks of Brooks Place BBQ in Cypress are asking for some help after Norma suffered a stroke. 

– Confit pork ribs, anyone?


– The Smoking Ho made himself a batch of bacon burnt ends.

– The Guns Up BBQ blog checked out Big D BBQ in Mansfield.

Heim BBQ in Fort Worth is just a few weeks away from opening their permanent location.

– Hutchins BBQ in McKinney is expanding:


– “Whole-hog cooking is the most financially irresponsible thing you can do.” – North Carolina’s Samuel Jones. 

– If you’re worried about purchasing a cheap imitation of pink butcher paper, Oren International, a butcher paper manufacturer, has some tips. 

Freedman’s Bar in Austin was featured in the local paper. 

– Texas BBQ in photos:


– You could say it’s the Cadillac of smokers, and it can be yours for $12,000.

– Tickets are on sale for Houston Taste of the Nation, an event benefitting No Kid Hungry. There’ll be lots of great food and drinks including some of Houston’s best pitmasters.

Bud’s Pitmaster BBQ will be opening inside the convention center in downtown Houston.

– Can we get a maybe?


– J C Reid of the Houston Chronicle didn’t find much to praise from his tour of Los Angeles barbecue

– Eater LA looks back to 1946 when the area’s oldest barbecue joint, Gus’s Barbecue, opened their doors. 

– Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor of Heirloom Bar-B-Que in Atlanta share their barbecue backgrounds in an interview with the SFA. 

– They might need a divorce: