– Get some Franklin Barbecue brisket infused bourbon at CU29 in Austin.

– Behold the Widowmaker:


– Amy Evans of the Southern Foodways Alliance reflects on a trip to Helen Turner’s in Brownsville, Tennessee in 2002.

– Tim Love of Fort Worth’s Woodshed Smokehouse shares his picks for the best ribs in the US, and one in Canada.

– The folks who created that “cruelty free” lab grown burger from last week didn’t want to highlight the fact that it requires a little something that wouldn’t be considered humane by most vegetarians, I would assume.


– In barbecue news from 100 years ago, the Mexia Weekly Herald reported on a barbecue given by Senator T. H. McGregor where he gave a speech. “Mr. McGregor hit the bullseye center when he said ‘Let us get together and build fire proof buildings over the blind and dumb children who are wards of the state…Let us build a great state, boys and quit fighting over the derned liquor question.’”

– For BBQ Week last month Texas Monthly held a few Behind the Pit dinners. Here are some photos from our top four barbecue joints in Texas.

– The Onion has some satirical fun with barbecue stereotypes.

– Sonic has added smoked brisket to a burger for a new menu item.


– The 4th Annual Cook for the Cure in Slaton, Texas this weekend will feature a barbecue cook-off and all-you-can-eat barbecue.

– An amateur barbecue competition to benefit Camp Craig Allen will be held next month in Grapevine. You can sign up now to compete.

– The Rodeo Festival in Pleasanton will feature an IBCA barbecue competition this weekend.

– Pride & Joy barbecue restaurant in Miami opened last year with BBQ celebrity Myron Mixon as the figure-head pitmaster. Another location was set to open soon in New York, but Mixon has parted ways with his business partners. No word on the fate of the nearly completed Pride & Joy in New York.

– Finally, if you want to shoot, butcher, cook and eat feral hogs then send your application into Dai Due to be a part of their Texas Hog School.