– Jacob Brogan is upset about his love for grilling because its homosocial symbology might suggest “same-sex intimacy that deflects the supposed dangers of sexual contact between men but allows them to confirm their masculinity by excluding women.”

– In Massachusetts, they can’t tell the difference between a brisket and a torso:


– Rush Limbaugh jumped into the Austin barbecue smoke debate, but sadly it was with false and/or outdated information

– Because Austin’s barbecue smoke resolution didn’t go into effect, the neighborhood behind Terry Black’s Barbecue has filed suit against them. 

– This was posted a while back, but someone actually offered up their Franklin Barbecue leftovers on Craigslist for $200

– One Texas representative believes Austin is actually planning to ban barbecue:


– A resident in St. Petersburg, Florida didn’t like her neighbor’s barbecue smoke, so she called the city and the offenders filmed their interaction with a city employee looking into the complaint.

– Barbecue pitmaster Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe says the real problem with the Florida smoker debate has to do with poor cooking methods.

– The Chef Steps website has made the barbecue tutorials on their site free (after you’ve signed up for a free account).

– Meathead Goldwyn talks charcoal in a new video:


– Zagat calls the Salt Lick and Franklin Barbecue two of the most over-hyped restaurants in Austin.

– Austin-American Statesman food critic Matthew Odam lists two Austin barbecue joints among his possibilities for a theoretical last meal in Austin.

– The Smoking Ho filed this recap of one of our Behind the Pit Dinners at Franklin Barbecue.

– BBQ Recon hits Johnny T’s BBQ in Round Rock and finds barbecue worth returning for.

– La Barbecue in Austin has a new menu item:


– Hopper.com calls these cities the ten best for barbecue in the country. Three are in Texas. 

Mama Faye’s BBQ has closed in Dallas and has plans to relocate to Sulphur Springs. 

– Swift’s Attic in Austin is hosting a barbecue brunch with Stiles Switch and Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary mix. 

– SA Flavor interviewed Tim Rattray from the Granary:


– A new location of Jambo’s BBQ Shack is open in Arlington. 

A new barbecue chain is coming. This one is Chap’s Pit Beef out of Baltimore. 

Crazy Bob’s Bar-B-Que in Kilgore is celebrating two years in business. 

– Back to back to back to back to back:


– A few Houston barbecue bloggers entered a local barbecue competition to see how they’d fare. Not bad.

– Houstonia Magazine is doing a Top BBQ list, and went on KHOU for a promo with Russel Roegels.

– Texas Pit Quest visited the Collaboration of Smoke event in Houston.

– Texas Brew & BBQ checks out the historic Neely’s in Marshall, Texas.

– That’s a lot of beef:


Smoke BBQ, unrelated to Dallas’s Smoke, has opened in Charleston, South Carolina. 

– Johnny Fugitt (of 100 Best BBQ Joints in America fame) is interviewed by First We Feast

– CBS reports on the growing popularity of barbecue and Southern cooking in the UK

– “Brisket isn’t any harder to make than any of the other barbecue meats.”