– Delish looks at the wild world of cooking competitions, including how to become a barbecue judge.

– Tasty Meat polled a number of notable grillers about common grilling mistakes. They shared the 25 most common ones.

– I talked with the Leisuremen radio show about Texas barbecue, including some great places to find it. Jump ahead to the 20:00 mark.

– Zagat talks to barbecue joint owners in Central Texas to find out what makes Texas barbecue so special:


– Victoria, Texas native Alex Barbosa brought his brand of Texas barbecue to Baton Rouge. 

– Austin’s County Line restaurant group is suing Waller County Line in Houston for trademark infringement. 

– Heim BBQ in Fort Worth is now open for business:


– Escape Hatch Dallas has a first look at the new Heim BBQ in Fort Worth.

– A Euless barbecue joint owner says that television shows “are drawing barbecue into the Kardashian realm.”

– Zagat says these are the 23 best BBQ dishes in Dallas/Fort Worth.

– The pit is ready for the annual XIT BBQ in Dalhart:


– The Smoking Ho heads to Spring to check out the new location of Corkscrew BBQ

– Katherine at Deliberate Fare rounds out her 2016 BBQ Road Map with a visit to Truth BBQ in Brenham. 

– The Woodlands BBQ Festival, just north of Houston, will hold its inaugural event next month. 

– Barbecue sushi spotted in the Houston area:


John Brotherton of Pflugerville had a barbecue pop-up, and KVUE was there to check out the long line of customers.

– Nick Baines takes a tour through Kansas City barbecue for British Airways.

– A recipe for sous vide brisket (just skip the liquid smoke option):


– The Washington Post’s Tim Carman wonders aloud if that sous vide brisket comes with a side of snobbery

– USA Today guides you through the menu at Top’s BBQ, the favorite fast-food barbecue in Memphis. 

– They’re smoking whole alligators in Muncie, Indiana. 

– More complicated than just smoked chicken:


– Zagat takes a look at Denver’s growing barbecue scene, and provides a few suggestions in town.

– These are the best-kept secrets of North Carolina barbecue. ‘

– Jim Shahin of The Washington Post also offers this explanation of the South Carolina barbecue style for the uninitiated.

– The Washington Post says the new SC BBQ is the future:


– Looking for a list of good barbecue joints in South Carolina? Shahin has you covered there, too. 

– Shahin also tells the story of how Anne P. Newman’s fight against a racist barbecue joint owner helped shape the civil rights movement. 

– Zagat listed some of their favorite stops for barbecue in Chicago

– On the roots of Chicago BBQ:


– Jess Pryles smokes some meaty beef back ribs in just three hours.

– Grub Street suggests that New Yorkers with little space for barbecue equipment buy themselves a cabinet smoker instead of a grill.

– They cook huge amounts of shoulder clods in the ground for the Fortuna Rodeo in Northern California.

– Cool off with some BBQ ice cream: