– On the proliferation of roadside barbecue joints as seen in Newsweek.

– Brooks Place BBQ in Cypress is planning a move from their trailer to a brick and mortar location at FM 529 and Queenston in Houston. They’re also going to have to make some repairs to the trailer that caught fire last Friday morning.

– After the expansion announcement, Brooks Place BBQ in Houston is looking to hire.

– Another fast food place has gotten into the smoked brisket game:


– Then Arby’s got Neil Strawder of Big Mista’s BBQ in LA to appear on their commercial for the smoked brisket sandwich.  

– Derrick Riches, who normally writes for bbq.about.com penned this article questioning most all accepted knowledge about the etymology of the word “barbecue.” 

– The Houston Press gives this positive review of the local Gabby’s BBQ. 

– There was a wedding held at Lockhart Smokehouse in Dallas:


– Jeff Savell of Texas A&M explains the differences between Halal and Kosher meat

– There’s a monster barbecue pit at Texas A&M. “Squadron 17 in the Corp of Cadets holds the biggest tailgate on the Quad each gameday” 

– There was some conjecture that John Fullilove would be the pitmaster at Schmidt Family Barbecue in Bee Cave, but this article says “[Chad] Franks will assume the role of pit master at Schmidt Family Barbecue” 

– Even the mayor of Houston is a barbecue critic:


– Then a couple of days later she visited Goode Co. BBQ. I guess Mayor Parker is a barbecue fan.

– The state’s most famous bovine is profiled – Life of Bevo.

– The West Texas Pitmasters barbecue competition team will be headed from Plainview, Texas to Kansas City next month where they’ll compete in the American Royal.

– Hays Co. BBQ in San Marcos is moving:


– Fifty years of beef history in the US from Beef Magazine.

– They seized 22 tons of fake beef in China. What was it? Pork “that had been treated with chemicals including paraffin wax and industrial salts to make it look like it came from a cow.”

– Greg Abbott, who’s running to be Texas’s next Governor, held a campaign event at Vitek’s BBQ in Waco:


– Weber grill pioneer George Stephen Jr., Competition barbecue Myron Mixon and chef/author Adam Perry Lang were this year’s inductees into the barbecue Hall of Fame. They join Henry Ford, Guy Fieri and Johnny Trigg.

– The BBQ lists just keep coming. Here’s a Top 10 U.S. list from Gayot and a Texas Top 10 list from The Daily Meal.

– Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe was in Texas last week to cook for his Cookoff before Kickoff segment before the Texas A&M and Alabama game. The segment pitted Texas brisket (cooked by Pappa Charlies BBQ) against smoked wings with an Alabama white sauce.

– This third grader wants to get a little creative with his ribs:


– Just what is Certified Angus Beef? An explanation.

– Finally, make sure your hogs are fully cooked before consumption, or this might happen.