– Staying healthy as a pitmaster can be a challenge:


– “Texas is an amazing state. It is vast and varied in its terrain, and it boasts some of the most mouth-ji–ing BBQ across which I have come in my planet-wide search for pork ribs and brisket.” – Nick Offerman 

– Cory Morrow talks about why he loves to play live shows in barbecue joints like KD’s BBQ in Midland. Hint: It’s the free barbecue. 

– This must be barbecue satire from the Wendy’s PR department regarding their new pulled pork sandwich. “Everything in this product was inspired by a desire to create a new BBQ tradition for America.” 


– Before burgers, Dave Thomas of Wendy’s focused on BBQ:


– The latest in a history-themed podcast called BackStory is an episode on eating meat in America.

– Grillocracy goes step-by-step through the process of starting your very own barbecue competition team.

– Scott Walker is chowing some Texas barbecue on the campaign trail.

– A new charcoal company is looking for investors:


– Robert Moss tells the barbecue history of Labor Day for Southern Living. 

Labor Day in space does not include barbecue. 

– Bloomberg confuses grilling with barbecue, but points out some interesting trends in backyard cooking.

– The new location of Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston opened for a preview on Labor Day:


– The Houston Chronicle reports that Gatlin’s will be open for good starting tomorrow.

– The Smoking Ho has some preview photos of the new Gatlin’s BBQ.

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt reports on the state of Houston barbecue.

– Tickets are on sale for the first annual Houston BBQ Throwdown coming November 8th.

– Come to Texas to watch football, get BBQ for breakfast:


– Three Texas barbecue joints and their wine programs are highlighted in Wine Enthusiast. 

– The Cotten family, made famous by Joe Cotten’s BBQ (RIP) in Robstown is opening a new barbecue joint in Portland called Michael Cotten’s Barbecue

– A few weeks ago, the West Texas Investors show staged a barbecue competition in Midland and considered investing in a barbecue sauce company. 

– Stuff yourself with a barbecue-stuffed potato:


Slow Burn, a documentary about East Austin barbecue, has launched a Kickstarter campaign.

– With few surprises, Pulsr rated the ten best barbecue joints in Austin.

– The Dallas Observer wisely suggests a road trip to Austin for a visit to La Barbecue.

– Some Franklin Barbecue is headed to South Bend, Indiana after a lost football bet.

– A barbecue world tour:


– Hoghouse Barbeque, a new Texas-style barbecue joint, is open in Cape Town, South Africa. An early review notes that they have “the best sliced pickles this side of Dallas.” 

– Portland gained another Texas-style barbecue joint. This one is Matt’s BBQ

Black Label Icehouse brings Texas style barbecue to New Orleans.  

– Learn brisket techniques from a master:


– The NYPD has a “barbecue patrol” for cookouts in the summer that often break out in late night violence.

– “In other parts of the South, barbecue is a religion. In Louisiana, it’s just something we eat.”

– Neil Strawder of Bigmista’s Barbecue talks to the L.A. Times about rubs and sauces.

– Lack of Texas BBQ can be bad for your health: