– The Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival was this past Sunday, and many of our attendees had plenty to say about the event:

– Thrillist ATX learned ten facts about Texas barbecue.

– Here’s our own wrap-up of collected photos from the event.

– CultureMap Austin had five favorite bites from the Fest.

– Jeff Amador took some incredible photos of the event and shared them on his site.

– Eater Austin made some observations through the haze of a meat hangover.

– The Austin Chronicle chronicled the meat options at the Fest.

– The Smoking Ho shares some of his favorite bites.

– Bo Duncan ranks her favorites in each category on her paleo blog.

– BBQ Bryan tells us why he thinks judging BBQ at BBQ festivals is silly.

– And, Lisa Rawlinson of Full & Content had to stand in a few lines to get full, and got some great shots along the way:


– Tim Byres of Smoke in Dallas is currently in Kyrgystan acting in the capacity of culinary ambassador

– The October issue of Maxim Magazine has an article about the new Texas BBQ by Robb Walsh. The graphics have a few geographical issues, but it’s great to see Killen’s Barbecue, Gatlin’s Barbecue, Franklin Barbecue, la Barbecue, Corkscrew BBQ, and Pecan Lodge featured. 

– NSFW, Playboy ranks the top ten barbecue joints in Dallas/Fort Worth

– Is that Justin Fourton hunting for brisket?


– Elizabeth Karmel is leaving Hill Country Barbecue Market in New York and starting an online whole hog delivery service.

– From Thrillist: “Things you have to explain to people who have never cooked barbecue.”

– Texas has its lowest cattle inventory since 1966, but it’s still the largest in the country.

– News from the Barbecue Bros.

– Meat Fight is coming to Dallas:


– Oklahoma Joe’s in Kansas City is now Joe’s Kansas City Barbecue, but Oklahoma Joe’s in Oklahoma is keeping the name and looking to expand, maybe as far as Washington DC, but not into Kansas City. Confused? 

– NPR on why people are willing to wait in line for food, especially barbecue. 

– The TABC fines Four Corners Brewery in Dallas for an “exclusive” (it actually wasn’t) beer that they brewed for Dallas’s Pecan Lodge. 

– SNL comedian Michael Che interviews folks in the Franklin Barbecue line, and shotguns a beer:

Food Republic Original Video: On Line At Franklin Barbecue With Michael Che from Food Republic on Vimeo.


– The Dallas Observer talks to Wayne Mueller about his secrets from the pit. 

– A look at sausage making with Oliver Sitrin of Dallas’s Blind Butcher

– Lockhart Smokehouse in Dallas and Plano will be hosting a Smoke Camp

– Golf Digest gives some love to Longoria’s BBQ in Everman

Ray’s BBQ Shack in Houston is profiled by KHOU. 

– On Dwight Eisenhower’s preferred cooking method for steaks:


– Tickets are available to Smoked Dallas, a barbecue and music fest coming to downtown Dallas on October 4th.

American Legion Post 490 in Houston is looking for some competitors in their BBQ Cook-off next month.

– Next Friday, Noble Sandwich Company in Austin will hold a wild boar barbecue and beer dinner.

– Austoberfest is bringing beer and a multitude of smoked sausages to Saengerrunde Hall on September 27th.

– The Heritage BBQ competition (by the folks from Cochon 555) is coming to Austin on September 28th.

– Take a beef tour:


– Two barbecue joints make Zagat Austin’s Top 10 restaurants list.

– USA Today shows some love for the Rudy’s BBQ chain.

Snow’s BBQ to be featured on national TV once again.

– John Lewis of la Barbecue shares some tips for smoking meat.

– Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue is putting the finishing touches on his “Meat-Smoking Manifesto” that will be released April 7th of next year.

– Finally, the latest episode of the Hungry Todd Rungy show takes place at the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival (albeit the 2010 event):