Matt Garner, a central figure in the formation of Houston’s barbecue style, gets nice treatment in the Houston Chronicle.

– Also in the Chronicle, food critic Alison Cook announced her 100 favorites restaurants in Houston this past week. Killen’s Barbecue was #4, CorksScrew BBQ was #31, Roegels Barbecue Co. was #69, and Brooks Place BBQ made it in at #89.

– An Austin woman gets a bit touchy about her ribs:

– This Saturday is Smoked Dallas, an event bringing together pitmasters come from both across the state to cook barbecue in downtown Dallas. Check out the diverse barbecue flavors the night before, during the backyard barbecue at Fearing’s

– They’ve even got a barbecue festival in Massachusetts this weekend. 

– The Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship welcomes Food Network star Simon Majumdar as a judge on October 25. 

– Tickets for the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival, coming to Austin on November 1, are still available. 

– This might be the most unexpected BBQ Fest announcement yet:

Honky Tonk Kid BBQ, a new food truck in Waco, is now open.

– College Station has a new barbecue trailer run by a former Aggie Yell Leader.

18th & Vine, a Kansas City-style barbecue joint, will open in Dallas on October 6.

– Even while advocating for lower beef consumption, CNN could not deny the deliciousness of Snow’s BBQ:

– The Kansas City Star thinks the city isn’t doing enough to promote its barbecue and should take a cue from Alabama. 

– The American Royal barbecue competition is coming to Kansas City this weekend. Pig-A-Palooza, benefitting Operation BBQ Relief, will be held Friday night before the competition. 

– Tootsie on film!

– Steven Raichlen has started a new column on his “Barbecue Bible.” Here’s the first installment.

– The LA Times does a Q&A with Meathead from

Meat queen Alice Lassaude co-founded the Dallas barbecue competition Meat Fight in her backyard. Now that it’s huge, D Magazine wants to talk to her.

– Tickets for this year’s Meat Fight go on sale on October 5. The event will be held on November 15.

– A documentary about London (and Tennessee) barbecue:

– Guns Up Barbecue visits Hutchins BBQ in McKinney and finds dry, lean brisket, but enjoys the rest. 

Heim BBQ, in Fort Worth, was featured at a collaborative dinner at Central Market in Fort Worth, and Escape Hatch Dallas was there. 

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt doesn’t like the long waits at the new location of Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston. 

– Barbecue blogger Jimmy Ho, aka the Smoking Ho, is profiled by the Texas Beef Council. 

– The Dallas Observer likes what they found at the new Boatman’s BBQ in Tolar

– La Barbecue in Austin has moved, and will soon have dinner hours:

– Quality Packers Smokehouse in Victoria is expanding to a new location.

– John Mueller is heading to Houston for the fourth annual Q for a Cause this weekend.

– Mueller also just had a barbecue pit stolen off of his lot in East Austin yesterday.

– Pig on pig on pig:

– They cook their barbecue on swings in Germany, and have a different idea of what defines barbecue. 

– The LA Times is determined to get you to drink wine with your barbecue

– Barbecue author Craig David Meek makes his case for Memphis’s barbecue superiority

– Northwest Indiana is evidently in need of more barbecue joints. 

– The Simpsons are airing a barbecue episode this Sunday: