– From the Austin American Statesman: Austin is not banning barbecue.

– “The city of Austin’s Health and Human Services Committee said a recommendation for a city-wide ordinance on barbecue smoke will not come from them.”

– Politifact looks into the claim:


– Someone took this video of Austin council member Ellen Troxclair putting forth a motion NOT to pursue regulations regarding barbecue smoke. #Hero:

– Between brining, curing, the liquid smoke glaze, sous vide, and oven roasting, I’ve never seen anyone go through so much trouble to NOT smoke a brisket than they do with this recipe from Chefsteps. 

– At Pecan Lodge they go through nearly four tons of brisket per week. An interview with Justin and Diane Fourton. 

– Michael Maxwell uncovered this clip of Harold Christian singing in his now defunct namesake barbecue joint in Abilene. 

– Southern Living’s Robert Moss reports that brisket is making its way into the Carolinas.


– Tickets go on sale for the 2016 Foodways Texas Camp Brisket on August 19th.

– There will be a BBQ Boot Camp held in – of all places – Fargo, North Dakota.

– The DayTripper does a podcast and Episode 14 is all about BBQ:


– Steven Raichlen explains the many differences in the various smokers he uses on his new show Project Smoke. 

– A story about a “weekly barbecue has taken place on a street corner in Detroit every Saturday for the last eight years, often serving more than 200 people, and run entirely by volunteers.” 

– Food & Wine reminds us about the origins of the word “barbecue.” 

– Grillocracy recommends these ten barbecue books

– Getting ready for the XIT Rodeo and Reunion in Dalhart:


– Guns Up BBQ took a Lubbock-area barbecue crawl and found some good spots.

– BBQ Recon visits La Barbecue, and doesn’t much like one of Texas’s best homemade sausages, and then they examine barbecue lines in Austin.

– Burger Mary traveled to Jefferson for some barbecue at Joseph’s Riverport Bar-B-Cue.

– The Dallas Observer praises BBQ on the Brazos:


– Aaron Franklin takes Food & Wine to his favorite barbecue spot in Austin

Bluestar Drive-in theater in Austin has teamed up with Black’s BBQ to provide brisket during the movies. 

– A new barbecue joint in the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas will be from the owners of 3 Stacks BBQ in Frisco. 

– The Houston Press is lukewarm over the barbecue at Jackson St. BBQ

– Houstonia Magazine shares their top 10 BBQ joints in Houston:


John Lewis is interviewed by a Charleston, South Carolina paper about his plans to open a barbecue joint there.

– Eater profiles Pat Martin of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville.

– An interview with Thomas Abramowicz, owner and pitmaster of The Beast, which serves Texas style barbecue in Paris.

– Judge Dubs Former Carnegie Deli Manager the ‘Shyster of Smoked Meat

– Plenty of folks would agree: