– Barbecue, a film from Australia-based Urtext Films, is set to release next year. Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker traveled across the globe to film different barbecue traditions:


– Ronnie Killen of Killen’s Barbecue will open a new restaurant in Houston. Killen’s STQ will feature steaks and elevated barbecue on the menu. 

– The Victoria Advocate highlights one of their own – Mumphord’s Place

– They do vegan BBQ (and more) in Portland:


– The Dallas Observer’s Best of Dallas list is out, and Hutchins BBQ is tops for BBQ while The Slow Bone takes home the crown for best fried chicken.

– Central Track makes a trip to DeSoto for some good barbecue at Top 5 BBQ.

Cattleack Barbecue in Dallas is adding one day a month to their schedule. They’ll be open the first Saturday of every month, including 10/01 when they’ll cook a whole hog.

– Dickey’s Barbecue is adding a special taco of the month to their menus across the country.

– GE brought their Super Smoker to Atlanta where pitmaster Evan LeRoy cooked the brisket:


– The Smoking Ho headed to the inaugural Woodlands BBQ Festival, and shared some photos

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt also provided his report from the Woodlands BBQ Festival. And this man gets around. The day before he spent the day at Smoked Dallas.

– Tickets are on sale for the Pitmasters Picnic, coming to Dallas on 10/16, and benefitting Café Momentum. 

– The Butcher’s Ball is coming to the Rockin’ Star Ranch outside of Brenham on 10/09, and there’ll be lots of barbecue talent. 

– Supply is finally matching demand:


– A presidential candidate stopped in for some brisket at Freedmen’s Bar in Austin.

– The new barbecue joint in Austin was going to be named Rustic East, until the Dallas restaurant Rustic forced them to change it. Now it’ll be called EastSide Tavern.

– A new podcast episode from Bon Appétit:


– Thrillist lists their favorite barbecue joint in every state, and La Barbecue in Austin takes home the Texas crown. 

– Students at Ramapo College in New Jersey planned a barbecue to encourage students to register to vote, but it was deemed too “military and recruitment-oriented.” The culprit was a poster of Uncle Sam saying “We want you…to come to our BBQ.” 

– After a failed barbecue joint, Curt Sheard sold Mason jars full of his barbecue sauce in Fort Myers, Florida. Now it’s headed to Wal-Mart shelves. 

– Chapter 2 of the Kansas City barbecue video series, Burnt Legend, looks at the modern burnt end. 

– Care for some slaw juice?