– John Lewis of la Barbecue in Austin is opening a new barbecue joint in…Charleston, South Carolina. He’s bringing some beef to a state where pork is king. Word is, when the doors open to Lewis Barbecue in 2015, it’ll be just down the street from a new location of the already established Home Team Barbecue.

– John Lewis is headed back to Charleston next month for a barbecue event to be held on 11/9. Get your tickets here.

– More big news from la Barbecue:


– The American Royal barbecue competition was held this past weekend in Kansas City. The Invitational champion was Smokin Hoggz BBQ (full results), and the Open winner was Cool Smoke (full results).

– The 2014 class of the Barbecue Hall of Fame were inducted last Saturday. 

– Competition barbecue legend Myron Mixon shares some cooking tips with Fox News Magazine. 

– Cooper’s BBQ in Austin is coming in a few months:


– A new East Texas barbecue joint called JT’s in Gladewater is serving up smoked goat and lamb.

Cousin’s BBQ at DFW Airport was named as some of the best airport food in the country.

Cattleack Barbecue and their smoked brisket secrets are featured in the Dallas Observer.

– The Houston Chronicle profiles Russell Roegels of Baker’s Ribs in Houston.

– Sweet Meats BBQ in Abilene closed their doors, which surprised their customers and their workers.

– Check out Chef Luscher’s take on the deep fried smoked brisket:


Freedmen’s Bar in Austin is featured on the In ATX blog. 

– USA Today features the barbecue at Stiles Switch in Austin

– The Barbecue Bros. were unimpressed with Virgie’s BBQ in Houston. 

– The Smoking Ho liked the ribs better than the brisket at Two Bros. BBQ Market in San Antonio. 

– Central Track compiled a bunch of barbecue lists, calculated their collective scores, and used those numbers to rank the fifty best barbecue joints in the Dallas area

– The Houston Press handed out their Best Of Houston awards, and Killen’s BBQ got best barbecue and best ribs.

– A visit to Pig Island in New York:


– WBUR recounts the influence of barbecue in North Carolina politics. 

– The cattle market is headed toward…well nobody really knows

– There was a beef recall from Sam Kane Beef in Corpus Christi. It involved only ground beef, so the briskets are safe for now. 

– Adam Perry Lang is doing a three week run out of his Serious Barbecue set up in Jimmy Kimmel’s back lot. This time he’s doing it with the help of a new pit built by Aaron Franklin. 

– This is just part of John Mueller’s Twitter rant from last week:


– John Mueller is coming to Houston on 10/25 to cook for Q for a Cause. He’ll be joined by Killen’s BBQ, Big Mista’s BBQ, and Pappa Charlie’s BBQ.

– Carnivore’s Ball is coming to Austin on 10/23. Get your tickets now.

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt shares photos of this past weekend’s Smoked Dallas.

– Movie Nights are back at Micklethwait Craft Meats through the month of October, starting tomorrow.

– Travis Heim’s Meat Club is back and meets up next on 10/19 in Fort Worth.

– Tickets for the TMBBQ bus tour through Dallas are on sale.

– Chef Edward Lee makes a 22 ingredient barbecue sauce for mutton:


– “The Bacon Boom Was Not an Accident

– This article includes some great shots of smoke infused cocktails.

– The Houston Chronicle takes a look at the various cuts of beef that make up Texas barbecue.

– John Lewis of la Barbecue stars in this ad for Tillamook Country Smokers beef jerky: